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Old 04-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I ordered the black kidney grill from Stealth Auto for my 328is. I tried putting them on today and my stock grills came out just fine. But when I tried putting in my new grill they seemed far too big. Has anyone here ever put these in? If so is there more than one size and they sent me the wrong ones?

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Old 04-02-2009, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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umm there are 2 different styles of grills in the e36 line... are you sure you got the right ones?
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Well I ordered the 92-96 style. I called the customer service and they told me they shipped out the right ones.
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Well I ordered the 92-96 style. I called the customer service and they told me they shipped out the right ones.
Post sum pics of the original grilles & the new ones.......
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Just looked at Realoem.com and your 96 328 takes a different part# grill than my 98 328. I keep hearing about pre face lift cars, not sure what that means but it could be the reason your new grills don't fit.
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In the first picture, if the one on top is the new one, and the one on the bottom is the old one, you have a post-facelift E36 and you should have ordered the later grills.
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