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matte black 27 36.00%
glossy black 32 42.67%
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      07-30-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Help me decide on grill choice

matte black, glossy black, CF, or leave as is? It's the only mod I'm thinking of adding so everything else is and will stay stock.

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      07-30-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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You forgot satin chrome

I've had OEM (obviously), matte black, and gloss black grills, and I prefer the gloss black. Matte black looked great too, but I wanted my grills to match my side gills, and I didn't like the side gills in matte black.

I've never installed the satin chrome grills, but they are definitely intriguing.
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      07-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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i have had matte black and now color matched. i liked the matte but it stains really easy and hard to keep looking fresh.

since it is the only thing you are doing i say go with a glossy type black to match the black in the mirrors or go with color matched. if you go color matched i highly reccomend IND for this, mine came out perfect. Ilia was also a pleasure to deal with
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      07-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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You forgot satin chrome

I've had OEM (obviously), matte black, and gloss black grills, and I prefer the gloss black. Matte black looked great too, but I wanted my grills to match my side gills, and I didn't like the side gills in matte black.

I've never installed the satin chrome grills, but they are definitely intriguing.
I didn't mention satin chrome because it looks like glossy black but understand there is a slight difference up close.

I'm favoring stock at this time but can be convinced otherwise. I find the chrome gives it a bit of bling whereas black makes it look void or like a black hole from far away.

Thanks everyone in advance for helping....
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      07-30-2010, 07:01 PM   #5
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matte black, glossy black, CF, or leave as is? It's the only mod I'm thinking of adding so everything else is and will stay stock.

yeah that's what i said, good luck stickin to it I like matte
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I have the OEM BMW Performance grilles (gloss black) and love them. Got 'em from Tischer. They match the window trim nicely, and since they are non-painted glossy black plastic, they won't chip like painted ones will.
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      07-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #7
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I have the Satin chrome OEM grills and fender gills from the M3 'Edition' models. Quite hard to capture on camera but here's some pics - looks fantastic IRL and they're 100% OEM.
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      07-30-2010, 08:01 PM   #8
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Just picked up gloss black front grills and side gills from IND
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      07-30-2010, 08:15 PM   #9
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satin chrome... i have it on my white e92 but on a red would look nice also
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      07-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #10
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depends which theme you're going with. (cf, matte? ) All 3 are good as long as its not chrome.
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      07-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #11
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We just got some Satin Chrome in and they look amazing.
i didn't really care for them too much until I saw them in person.

Satin Chrome is now my favorite.
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Just got my satin chrome on too, and it looks great
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gloss black
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gloss black or the satin black chrome.
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      07-31-2010, 09:33 AM   #15
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Another vote for gloss black. It matches the shadow trim.
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OEM Gloss Black all the way, it will go together with your door trim.
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Another vote for gloss black. It matches the shadow trim.
+1 on the OEM gloss black/performance grills. Tischer automotive has them. That's where I bought mine.
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+1 on the OEM gloss black/performance grills. Tischer automotive has them. That's where I bought mine.
+1. Tischer delivered mine as well. And big kudos to Evan.
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gloss black or the satin black chrome.
+1, Match the window trim!
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Gloss black looks clean if you are going to keep the car otherwise factory. I would do CF if you are going to have that theme on the car.

If you need a set of gloss black E92 grills, we have them in stock and I can throw them your way.
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Thanks everyone!

I ended up choosing the Edition Satin Chrome.
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      08-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #22
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I have the performance grills but when I went and saw the satin chrome I ended up getting them. Now I'm thinking I should add the side grills but not sure if it will look right on an Alpine White. Feed back is welcomed....
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