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Old 01-26-2005, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i have a 1992 318is and i was thingking about putting some of that mesh grill stuff that some M3's have..also u see the mesh stuff on lots of "pimped out" cars. i wanted to put the mesh in the air cuts between the two front fog lights and spray the mesh white..ust so it stands out more. i wanted yalls opinions on if u think it would look good and how i could possibly attach the screen?

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I don't think it would look good. Currently I have black mesh where my fog lights are on my e34. It looks OK up close but then again I also swapped out some of my lower grill panels from a 540i to make it look like the grill is wider. Cost about $20. $10 for mesh (RIP OFF!).

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Old 01-26-2005, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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definately rice... NO GO!
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hvae someone make you a preview shot in the Photoshop forum.
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Oh, Personally, think it is ricey, but you are the one who will be driving the car. BTW, your car is white, I am assume (?)
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i think it would look good if it was the mesh was painted black. thats what i plan to do when i put on my m bumper in the spring. i am not about to spend $140 cdn on a peice of plastic mesh.
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don't got for mesh unless if it's to protect an intercooler, aftermarket mesh grills are just not for bimmers.
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not for BMWs IMO...it looks good on a big mouth body kit of some kind on a Civic or Integra, but not on a classier BMW
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has anybody seen how it looks when it is painted black?
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All I know is if you do do it, don't pay for 20 bucks for a kit. Go to a your local hardware store and get gutter mesh. It's metal, easy to cut with some snips, you can cut it to the right size and it's $1.89 for a 3 feet of it.
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I HAVE ONE!!!!!!

I havn't taken a pic yet but might do very soon. I have to say it looks great, definitely worth it. My mesh is black.
I think it's something you won't really notice because it looks like thats how BMW suppose to have made it in the first place
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has anybody seen how it looks when it is painted black?
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Yes, it looks, decent... This guy whom owns an m3 in my school has one (He cna't drive it worth a damn)
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no mesh...oem! especially on an older car like a 92! it'll be rice for dinner! no mesh....
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no mesh...oem! especially on an older car like a 92! it'll be rice for dinner! no mesh....
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Looks cheap, here's an M3 with chicken wire style mesh from umnitza.com, looks out of place.
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