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      10-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by llis View Post
I am shaking my head, seeing how obvious this approach is, because the hardest thing about swapping gills was getting a firm grip on it to get it out. It takes gorilla grip to do it! But the tape technique could really help.

Now did I read you right: OEM black chrome gills? I got black chrome, but they were not OEM afaik.

Edit: Moderators, please sticky this thread. This is very useful!
Yes, it was part of the M3 "Edition" car that was released overseas. The OEM Satin/Black Chrome parts can be ordered from here:


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