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      01-03-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Best quality matte kidney grill vendor?

Sorry, the info I've read from searching is too conflicting. I've seen two vendors offer the same grille with a $30 difference between the two. Some support certain vendors, while others noted to avoid certain vendors. What's a good price point, best quality grille I have access to? Thanks.
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      01-03-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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I'm right there with you, I was going to order a genuine BMW product but it seems they don't offer matte black huh?
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      01-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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I Know. I see JLevi offers an attractive one. Not sure about fitment though. The price is right, too, but I'll spend top dollar if craftsmanship is topnotch.
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      01-03-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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I think all the ABS matte grilles come from the same manufacturer.
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      01-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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Gracias!
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      01-03-2011, 12:09 PM   #6
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I think all the ABS matte grilles come from the same manufacturer.
+1, all the aftermarket grilles out there are made by the same company.
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      01-03-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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+1, all the aftermarket grilles out there are made by the same company.
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Ours are a direct fit and finish and competitive priced, give us call or visit our site if you need more info.
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      01-03-2011, 02:04 PM   #9
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^will do.
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      01-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #10
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Turners Motorsport have a quality product - and service very good
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Any experience with AutoTecknic … or is that the one manufacturer mentioned above?
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Any experience with AutoTecknic or is that the one manufacturer mentioned above?
AutoTecknic is the brand most if not all vendors on M3post sell.
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I see the same product being offered by different vendors at way different price ranges. WTF?
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Ordered/Installed a set from Jlevi. Perfect fitment/easy 10 minute install.
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AutoTecknic is the brand most if not all vendors on M3post sell.
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Any experience with AutoTecknic or is that the one manufacturer mentioned above?
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Correct, all these products are made by AutoTecknic, they are Taiwanese company, but they made most of their stuff in Mainland China.
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Thanks for your order Matt, just followed up
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Thank you, sir.
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Nobody can seem to tell me if the 2011 grills are different from previous years?.....I need a gloss black set for a 2011 E92. Any help?

Sorry for the thread jack.
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Nobody can seem to tell me if the 2011 grills are different from previous years?.....I need a gloss black set for a 2011 E92. Any help?

Sorry for the thread jack.
For the E9x M3 the grilles are all the same even the 2011.
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Thanks for your order Matt, just followed up
Think I'll order mine now too. First product purchased for my new M.... and won't be here for another 6 weeks lol
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All the same shit, all made by AutoTechnik. Just get it from whoever is closest and cheaper. I got mine from RennSpec in SoCal. Save some shipping cost!!
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Nick I decided on Gloss Black BMW Performance product for twice the price lol but thank you for your help in this thread
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