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Should I black out my grille?

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I'm bored and am looking for something to do, car-related, that will cost me little or nothing. I've seen a bunch of guys with E36 M3s black out the chrome kidneys on their grilles. I like the look, since those kidneys really are the only chrome pieces on the car; if I had a black car, I'd do it immediately, but I'm not sure about how it looks with silver.

What do you think, good plan or bling?

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Pretty subjective topic. It's really a personal choice. Myself I like it on black cars but not any others. you may be different.
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I have a black car and I don't really care for the look either.
It may have been OK before but now that the black-out is the Hamann Look (i.e. ricey bimmer), its been ruined.:thumbdwn:
On the black cars it has an 80s Miami Vice feel that make sme picture monotone white Benzes driven by drug dealers.

On the silver cars it almost makes it look like something is missing.
TD said:
I have a black car and I don't really care for the look either.
Seems like a big resounding no, then.

Maybe I'll just rip the baffle out of my airbox, instead. Or give the engine its weekly washing.
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Of course, you know the standard response now is, "But do what YOU like. It's YOUR car."

:D
JST said:
Seems like a big resounding no, then.

Maybe I'll just rip the baffle out of my airbox, instead. Or give the engine its weekly washing.
Actually, by percentage, it's still mostly BMW Financial Services' car. Maybe I should call them and see what they think. :thumbup:
TD said:


Of course, you know the standard response now is, "But do what YOU like. It's YOUR car."

:D
I like the blacked out look.:thumbup:
on a Buick GNX it works :thumbup: :D
CD-55 said:
I like the blacked out look.:thumbup:
I'll beat the horse one more time. I despise the blacked out look. Especially on a black car. Think Mercury Marauder...
What's wrong with the Marauder (asks the boy from Detroit)?
Chris330ci said:
I'll beat the horse one more time. I despise the blacked out look. Especially on a black car. Think Mercury Marauder...
Hmm, it could use a beefier engine to move all that weight around. :dunno: I was just using it as a visual comparison.
JST said:


What's wrong with the Marauder (asks the boy from Detroit)?
Yes, the 5.4L from the Lightning is really the engine that they should have used, but apparently there were fitment problems with the shock towers of the Grand Marquis platform. Hopefully a supercharger will be fitted to the 4.6.
Chris330ci said:


Hmm, it could use a beefier engine to move all that weight around. :dunno: I was just using it as a visual comparison.
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