Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)

E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:55 PM
gcvt's Avatar
gcvt gcvt is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SF, CA
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 484
Mein Auto: 2008 550i, Sportsmobile
Quote:
Originally Posted by e39 dave View Post
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?
Just some bloody fingers
__________________
2008 550i, Sport Package, Sport Transmission, Active Steering, Navigation, Comfort Access, L7 Audio, Miro 111 wheels 19", full MagnaFlow Exhaust.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 PM
e39 dave's Avatar
e39 dave e39 dave is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Burbank,CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 267
Mein Auto: 2008 550i 6spd manual
Did you go thru the front area or did you pop the hood and go that route?
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-14-2012, 08:38 PM
booyaazaa's Avatar
booyaazaa booyaazaa is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: East Bay, CA
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,159
Mein Auto: '09 AW 535i
Quote:
Originally Posted by gcvt View Post
just some bloody fingers
+1
__________________

2009 AW 535i
-Sport, Premium Package, and Comfort Access
-FBO, custom Cobb E45 map, Performance Gearing LSD.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-15-2012, 07:19 AM
NOTORIOUSe60 NOTORIOUSe60 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Washington, DC
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 145
Mein Auto: 2008 550i Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by e39 dave View Post
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?
Just be careful when taking out the old grills, it's easy to break the one way clips they are installed using. They can be re-sold or swapped pretty easily if they are in good condition as many people get theirs dinged by rocks on the highway, etc.

And remove the rubber strip that runs across the engine bay, just behind where the top of the bumper meets the engine bay. Just pull up forcefully and it'll pop out. Then undo the 4 Torx bolts holding the top of the bumper to the front metal (all black) piece on the engine bay, the piece with the bmw information stickers on it. Once you undo those 4 screws its very easy to bend the bumper skin back a bit and slip your hand down into the back of the grill so you can take the old out without breaking them and install the new without breaking them.

Hit me if you need any more info, it's a quick and easy DIY if you know what you're doing. If you don't, it gets really annoying quite fast.

Used to be SUPER easy when the grille were attached to the hood!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0518.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	194.2 KB
ID:	349638  
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-20-2012, 03:18 PM
Gahngoo Gahngoo is offline
Registered User
Location: Kissimmee, FL
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 70
Mein Auto: 07 530i Silver/Blk Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akshun View Post
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?
I did mine with plastidip. Looks nice. Cost: $6.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-11-13_14-30-35_30.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	65.1 KB
ID:	350263   Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-11-13_14-31-11_341.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	50.8 KB
ID:	350264  
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 11-20-2012, 05:01 PM
08535xi 08535xi is offline
Registered User
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 19
Mein Auto: 535xi
Where do you get the one with the gloss bezel and matte ribs? Are these only available through BMW?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-03-2013, 06:59 PM
kmack31 kmack31 is offline
Registered User
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 33
Mein Auto: 535i M-Sport
I have a carbon black, anyone with pics of polished black grill or matte black with carbon? I'm thinking the polished looks better with carbon, just worried the Jerez black may stick out or clash with the carbon black....thx
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-03-2013, 10:08 PM
Slobo7x Slobo7x is offline
Registered User
Location: stl
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 72
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 550i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gahngoo View Post
I did mine with plastidip. Looks nice. Cost: $6.
2nd this! I did the same, plus you can always remove it if you need to sell or change your mind.
__________________
2008 550i..M-Sport package, M-Suspension,Shadow Line, Nav,CA, Logic7, Heated Seats, Sports paddle transmission, HUD, Power Shade, Rear shades, satelite. Mods: Air Duct, Filter Delete, Black Kidney Grills, AC Schnitzer pedals..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms