Originally posted by hardboiled2+Nov 3 2004, 11:16 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hardboiled2 @ Nov 3 2004, 11:16 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-spieluhr@Nov 3 2004, 11:13 PM very nice!* i like those and the blacked out grills also.* the wide e46 is a must have for teh price
Looks great- BTW did you have to replace the grill surround? the metal panel that the grill mounts in?
I have an e36 - ti 96 and I had to replace the surround to get the new grills.
Yeah I order the whole grill and grill frame-see pic below (not the nose panel section) The aftermarket E46 style grill I got was specifically made for the E36 1992-1996 nose panel. So it clicked right in. The nose panels on 1997-1999 E36 are different so if I had updated with an OEM BMW 1997-1999 E36 grill then I would have to update the nose panel as well (spending money). But its just cheaper to get the aftermarket grill IMO, plus it seems to be just as good quality as the OEM one.
Originally posted by Delmarco@Nov 4 2004, 02:13 PM BTW, If you decide to get aftermarkets on Ebay Do not get the grills being sold out of Tiawan or somewhere in Asia, I heard those are bad quality grills!
Nice!! do you have the actual link of the ebay seller that you bought them from?
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