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Old 12-23-2012, 08:50 PM
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Gloss black kidney grilles

Does anyone know for sure if the 2007+ X5 kidney grilles fit the 2013 X5M? I know there hasn't been any changes to the body style but just wanted to make sure before I order through BMW. Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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I don't know the answer, but I'm also interested.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:49 PM
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I don't know the answer, but I'm also interested.
Ha! Glad to see we're in the same boat...thinking about having my SA order me a set to test out and be the guinea pig if I don't get a confirmation.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:43 AM
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I checked Bimmian and Turner and I didn't see any warnings about 2013 or M being different.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:14 AM
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I checked Bimmian and Turner and I didn't see any warnings about 2013 or M being different.
Hmm, then I think I'll just go ahead and test the waters then...I'll let you know the results!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:20 PM
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I ordered Carbon Black & Black grills from Bimmian. I'll take some pics after the install.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:18 AM
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I ordered Carbon Black & Black grills from Bimmian. I'll take some pics after the install.
Nice! I just ordered all gloss black grilles...I'll post the same when it's on too!
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Yes they will fit. The grills for 2013 are slightly different than the previous version but the cut out is the same. The surround is a little wider on the new version and the slats are wider and have a bend in them. I had a 2010 X5M and had the black grills on but have not installed them on my 2013. 2010 was Saphire Black and the 2013 is Space Gray and not sure I like the look of all black on the gray.
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Yes they will fit. The grills for 2013 are slightly different than the previous version but the cut out is the same. The surround is a little wider on the new version and the slats are wider and have a bend in them. I had a 2010 X5M and had the black grills on but have not installed them on my 2013. 2010 was Saphire Black and the 2013 is Space Gray and not sure I like the look of all black on the gray.
Cool thanks! I guess we'll see...mine should be in from the dealer in a couple days now. I'll post pics for sure...IF they work!
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Cool thanks! I guess we'll see...mine should be in from the dealer in a couple days now. I'll post pics for sure...IF they work!
I was going to wait and see if yours fit but decided to take a flyer and ordered them yesterday - hopefully we'll all have nice shiny black grills on our trucks
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I was going to wait and see if yours fit but decided to take a flyer and ordered them yesterday - hopefully we'll all have nice shiny black grills on our trucks
Nice! Mine just came in too so I'll post pics in a week or so!
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I just installed my grillls today!

Matte black slats with a carbon black surround.
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I just installed my grillls today!

Matte black slats with a carbon black surround.
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Looks great! And you're wheels are awesome by the way!
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2013 Grill comparison

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Bought a set of color-surround grills from Bimmian. Nice products, impressive. Just didn't fit my need on this particular truck. Preferred retaining the more integrated factory bezel (also about 1/8" all around larger). This will show you the differences between the grills (their's) as ordered, that incidentally fit without effort. Bimmian was gracious in allowing a return. Hats off to them! Good group! I carefully removed stock chrome/plastic surround (Feb built Carbon Black X5M). Had my local shop shoot (clear over Carbon Black) and I carefully re-installed...retaining the original surround shape, and considerable thicker angled strakes.
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http://www.sgunder.com/files/13X5Mb.jpg
http://www.sgunder.com/files/13X5Mc.jpg
http://www.sgunder.com/files/13X5Md.jpg

Bought a set of color-surround grills from Bimmian. Nice products, impressive. Just didn't fit my need on this particular truck. Preferred retaining the more integrated factory bezel (also about 1/8" all around larger). This will show you the differences between the grills (their's) as ordered, that incidentally fit without effort. Bimmian was gracious in allowing a return. Hats off to them! Good group! I carefully removed stock chrome/plastic surround (Feb built Carbon Black X5M). Had my local shop shoot (clear over Carbon Black) and I carefully re-installed...retaining the original surround shape, and considerable thicker angled strakes.
Good for you! I thought about doing this but was too lazy and wasn't sure the local guys would properly prep the chrome for CB paint. I agree the wider bezels look better and still have my stock grills sitting out reminding me to sell 'em or do as you have. How much did your local paint shop charge?

How about some pics of the CB stock grills installed on your truck?
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:51 PM
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Sorry, this project is so "fresh" haven't got the grill surrounds as of yet. Think I can claim next week. I'll immediately post a shot. Best!
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Finally... Body color bezels on stock M grills

Don't even want to discuss problems/effort. Complete with "boy racer" stripes... and trailing shot of car... showing Dinan suspension "crouch".

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Don't even want to discuss problems/effort. Complete with "boy racer" stripes... and trailing shot of car... showing Dinan suspension "crouch".

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Nice work. I don't recognize those wheels. Care to share what those are?
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:27 AM
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Here you go... these won't "replace" originals... you'll get stung with both sets.

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This really looks good! I need to paint my stock set and remove the narrow lip Performance grills.
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