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Akshun 11-04-2012 12:50 PM

Black grille
To get or not???

Does anyone have pics of their ride with the black kidneys they'd like to share so I can take a peek?

boramkiv 11-04-2012 01:01 PM

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Do it!!
I did it because I didn't like the chrome. I wish all BMW's were blacked out
and then it was your decision to go chrome.:D That's just me though.
Can't remember which vendor at Bimmerfest I got them from, It was over
two years ago.
The real question is a Matte finish, or carbon fiber, or shiny black. Some people
even powder coat the stock chrome ones.

gcvt 11-04-2012 09:06 PM

Here's what the factory BMW glossy grills look like. The bezel is glossy and the ribs are matte...

uwhusky 11-05-2012 12:50 PM

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I think the black grilles look better when the car has the M5Tech or MTech bumper. Those bumpers have a large black grille area underneath the kidney grilles, which makes the two grilles match better together. The stock grille (not sure what it's called) is more silver and it doesn't look as good.

Here's what I'm talking about but the shot wit the original grille doesn't have black grilles yet on it but hopefully you see my point.

jim165 11-05-2012 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by Akshun (Post 7175264)
To get or not???

Does anyone have pics of their ride with the black kidneys they'd like to share so I can take a peek?

What color is your car?

Akshun 11-05-2012 05:29 PM

Titanium gray

rok8man 11-06-2012 06:20 AM

I'm thinking the same but mine is Carbon Black and wonder how it would look on that color. If I did go with it I think I would go with glossy black and the matted ribs.

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F1.tifosi 11-06-2012 07:40 AM

Hey guys what color would go with Jet Black.. (Should i leave it Chrome or change it to black grill)

Lethalphoenix 11-06-2012 01:44 PM

I like mine
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I like mine. Gloss black. $40

Qwietstorm 11-06-2012 02:38 PM

I ordered a set of matte black grilles. They should be here Friday :)

I think the black looks better than chrome because the window trim is black. My 330 had the chrome window trim so I left the grille chrome.

emrocha4 11-06-2012 02:54 PM

Ya I have BMW 330i and it is black with chrome trim around windows and I like chrome better. I don't like the black rimes on cars at all they look dirty. Lol

Dmfischer 11-06-2012 03:46 PM

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I bought space grey to match my vehicle. Love them!

Kswan23 11-06-2012 05:54 PM

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Do it. I've blacked all mine out. Love it.
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Gila06 11-07-2012 10:39 AM

I'm in. I have the carbon black metallic. Where can i order one from. Thx

Kswan23 11-07-2012 10:53 AM

I did not get mine on Ebay. I got mine a long time ago and frankly can't remember where but I know I've seen them on Ebay.

Lethalphoenix 11-07-2012 02:48 PM

BMW Dealer
You can order from BMW at about 60-80 bucks or Bavarian autosport for $100
(click to see more)
Front Grill Set - Matte Black
Part # : E60G 04 $ 99.95
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uwhusky 11-08-2012 12:27 PM

Just go to eBay and look for "e60 matte black kidney" and you'll get a bunch of them for < $50 no problem. I bought mine from there and they look great, fit perfect and are very high quality.

Gila06 11-08-2012 02:32 PM

Thx fellas. i know my next question has been discussed alot, I just need a good recommendation on a bright set of AE's. Any ideas? Thanks again.

Akshun 11-08-2012 04:26 PM

way to highjack the thread Gila06...

ModBargains III 11-08-2012 04:46 PM

Here are a couple:
Matte Black/Carbon Fiber Kidney Grilles BMW E60 5 Series/M5

Hope that helps!

CleanE60 11-08-2012 10:08 PM

ohh yeah
Black on black on black there is a before and after...

birds330ci 11-08-2012 10:20 PM

Black grills are sportier

Gustavoerod 11-08-2012 11:54 PM

Matter of opinion

rok8man 11-09-2012 01:13 PM

One of the guys with a 2011 5 series did a hybrid... he had the matte black grill but changed it out... He mixed the black outer housing with the factory inner grill and I think it looks very good as well. I am thinking of going the same route as well on my carbon black....

e39 dave 11-13-2012 05:46 PM

I just ordered a pair of matte black grills for my e60. My car is carbon black. They should look great on the car after they are installed. Did any of you have any issues installing the grills?

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