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      05-10-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Question does M3 GTS use a matte or glossy black front grills?

does M3 GTS use a matte or glossy black front grills?

it's hard to tell, looks like a mix of both to me...

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      05-10-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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i think between glossy and matte
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      05-10-2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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The GTS uses the M3 "edition" black chrome front and side grilles.
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      05-10-2010, 02:17 PM   #4
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Thanks Nate. Do you know what the part number is for the black chrome front grills?
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      05-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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marwan - it uses 'shadow chrome' grills from the m3 'edition' models. You can also buy the matching side gills and even the exhaust tips in this finish - check this thread, the part numbers are in there as well:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=edition
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      05-10-2010, 02:31 PM   #6
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Thanks Nate. Do you know what the part number is for the black chrome front grills?
front grilles left- 51 13 7 979 349
front grilles Right- 51 13 7 979 350
side grilles left - 51 13 7 979 351
side grilles right - 51 13 7 979 352
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      05-10-2010, 02:49 PM   #7
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front grilles left- 51 13 7 979 349
front grilles Right- 51 13 7 979 350
side grilles left - 51 13 7 979 351
side grilles right - 51 13 7 979 352
Nate can E92 side gills fit an E-90?
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      05-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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Nate can E92 side gills fit an E-90?
I'd like to know this as well...

Tischer says they don't think they will, they say the LCI coupe grills are different than the pre-LCI coupe grills (which the E90 uses).

Anyone?
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      05-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #9
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The M3 Edition front and side grilles will fit all E9x M3 models but the sedan guys will have to remove the front black housing on the E92 side grilles since that section will not fit on a E90 M3 (I hope that makes sense )
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What's the difference between 'Edition' grilles and 'BMW Performance' grilles?

I have them on my car, and they look chrome black as well...

BMW Performance Black Kidney Grille-Left(PN: 51 71 2 155 451)
BMW Performance Black Kidney Grille-Right(PN: 51 71 2 155 450)

Edition front grilles left- 51 13 7 979 349
Edition front grilles Right- 51 13 7 979 350
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What's the difference between 'Edition' grilles and 'BMW Performance' grilles?

I have them on my car, and they look chrome black as well...

BMW Performance Black Kidney Grille-Left(PN: 51 71 2 155 451)
BMW Performance Black Kidney Grille-Right(PN: 51 71 2 155 450)

Edition front grilles left- 51 13 7 979 349
Edition front grilles Right- 51 13 7 979 350
I don't think BMW Performance grills are chrome black, rldzhao. My set is just standard gloss black -- they look like jet black paint. The Edition grills that I've seen (in pictures) definitely have a more defined chromium appearance that gives the impression of an almost purple/oily sheen, similar to some wheels' hyper black finish.
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I don't think BMW Performance grills are chrome black, rldzhao. My set is just standard gloss black -- they look like jet black paint. The Edition grills that I've seen (in pictures) definitely have a more defined chromium appearance that gives the impression of an almost purple/oily sheen, similar to some wheels' hyper black finish.
I see. Thanks for the info. I will look at my front grilles more closely tomorrow
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The M3 Edition front and side grilles will fit all E9x M3 models but the sedan guys will have to remove the front black housing on the E92 side grilles since that section will not fit on a E90 M3 (I hope that makes sense )
I'm new to all this and therefor somewhat dumb, what front black housing, and is it easy to remove? Like real, I can't screw it up, easy...
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I'm new to all this and therefor somewhat dumb, what front black housing, and is it easy to remove? Like real, I can't screw it up, easy...
I think Nate meant you cannot use parts A & B on sedans, but C (the black chromed part) & D work for both.

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The m3 edition grills are black/chrome....whereas the bmw performance grills are glossy black. They do look similiar...but are different under different lighting conditions. Here's a pic of the m3 editions grills...



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front grilles left- 51 13 7 979 349
front grilles Right- 51 13 7 979 350
side grilles left - 51 13 7 979 351
side grilles right - 51 13 7 979 352
Are those all oem chrome black? If so I am interested because I thought the side grills only come in the black color not chrome to match the front.
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Are those all oem chrome black? If so I am interested because I thought the side grills only come in the black color not chrome to match the front.
BMW only offers the side gills in chrome (standard M3) and black chrome (Edition and GTS). Matte black and gloss black gills are only offered by aftermarket vendors.
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The m3 edition grills are black/chrome....whereas the bmw performance grills are glossy black. They do look similiar...but are different under different lighting conditions. Here's a pic of the m3 editions grills...




i got these and from evan installed them today... will have pics soon
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front grilles left- 51 13 7 979 349
front grilles Right- 51 13 7 979 350
side grilles left - 51 13 7 979 351
side grilles right - 51 13 7 979 352
maybe a silly question.. can you just order these from your local bmw dealer?
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