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Old 07-25-2004, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. I have a 1994, BMW 320i and this past winter i cracked the center of my lower bodykit causing the Lower slatted grill to somehow come out. Of course i lost the peice im guessing while driving and have been searching for MONTHS on the internet for the peice. It seems impossible to find.. If anyone knows or has this part please email me.

- Its the Peice located between the two fog lights the metal horizontal slatted grill peice -

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Old 07-25-2004, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just curious ...how did that happen? you ran over something?
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cuz im a 23 yr old girl. we cant drive thats a known fact... LOL. i dont know I was driving it was snowing my car spun around and hit a snow bank guess there must have been a rock hidden or something.. it just cracked right in the center and about a week later. No grill. Pretty crappy
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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was the 320i released in the US ? or is it a euro one...
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, I didn't know e36 320i's existed.
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi there. well am i going crazy here. I am just going by the sticker on the inside of the door? The car was custom painted when i got it so there are no emblems on the back. but regardless its the car in the picture?
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cant really say...looks exactly like my 328I and my buddies 318I
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I would call BavAuto: www.bavauto.com

They are really friendly guys and I am sure they would have no problem finding the OEM peice.

Also, drop by your local dealership and see if you can get the name of the missing part. If you can, you can cruise google and run a search for OEM BMW Parts, and some sites let you look up parts by the part name and/or number.

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Well thanks for the help.. Im still searching.. Damn part.. seriously its been months on end its liek the damn thing doesnt exist.. apparently there is a such thing as a 320i according to a few sites i have looked at.. but than again.. i agree it does look like every other 3 series of that year.. who knows?! well hopefully the part will show up!

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put a mesh grill in there...I think that would look hot, spray paint it matte black and it will give it an agressive look. Just an idea though... I would like to hear more on how there is a 320i in the US...sport edition based on the wheels too? Looks a very sweet ride non the less
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the 320 is a 163 HP i6 available in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The 320 was not shipped to the US, South America, or Austraila (might be wrong on the last one, but I'm pretty sure the aussies don't have it either). Its nothing special. It includes the amenities of the 325 without paying for the 2.5L. The 320 is actually slower than the 318, hence why it was not sold in NA.

Pertaining to the question at hand, the grill slats would most likely have to be ordered from the dealer, if bavauto.com or bimmerparts.com do not carry it. a cheaper alternative is to go to a hardware store and buy mesh used to cover gutters on a roof. It is the same mesh sold for bumpers, only at costs about $2 instead of $20.
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Blondie, where are you from anyway? This will solve this little issue...The 320i is considered slower because of the heavier engine increasing the overall weight and the not so much increase in performance from the engine; inefficiency, pretty similar to the US 323i?
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The 323 is more a marketing thing. It is a detuned 2.5. Its easier to justify a difference in price between a 323 and 328 instead of a 325 and a 328.
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Well i live in Vancouver Canada. That is where i bought the car. I dont have any history on it whatsoever.. so who knows where it came from? myabe ill have to do the mesh thing. cant say im much of a crafts-woman LOL. not too sure how that will turn out
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