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These grills I found say for E46, 98-01...and i've seen the 97+ m3's with these kind of grills. Will they fit the earlier 3series?



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those grills say 97-99, but most of the ones i have seen are either like 92-96 and then ones like those 97-99. I am not exactly sure if those exact ones would fit the earlier models but if you are planning on buying them from ebay ones that say they are for earlier models are not hard to find

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the balcked out style is available, however they clearly say 92-95. I have seen some auctions that offer the 96+ look for the 92-95, but none were the blacked out style. Your other alternative would be to replace the whole nose peice with a 96+ part and then those grills will fit fine.

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ahhhh dammnit.. I already have a replacement nose peice.. I got it when I bumped a tree and bent my OEM hood and grills this past winter. So the actual kidney grill holes are different sizes and shapes for the newer model E36's, and the older e36's are different also?



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i believe the earlier ones are skinnier width-wise, as is with the e34


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the mounting cutout of the 92-95 is more squared, whereas the 96+ is much more angular and agressive.

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well I am going to try and find a set of the 97+ grills( the chrome ones) not the blacked out ones, and see if They will fit by chance. if not, then I have the grills, and I'll just pick up a 97+ grill nose after.



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The nose panel numbers for all e36s are the same the only difference is the grill

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Originally posted by bimmerfan620@Apr 2 2004, 10:08 PM
well I am going to try and find a set of the 97+ grills( the chrome ones) not the blacked out ones, and see if They will fit by chance. if not, then I have the grills, and I'll just pick up a 97+ grill nose after.
I've got a set of OEM 96+ grill my car is 94 you can snap it on but is sort on both side you see a gap but if you want it I'll sell it to you for $70 INC shipping.

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