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      06-26-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Bird smashed into lower grill - what replacement options do I have?

Besides replacing with an OEM piece, what other options are out there?

Bird was jammed in there, cracked the thing open and pushed it back. Pretty gross.
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      06-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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pics or i didnt happen.
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      06-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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pics or i didnt happen.

+1, LOL
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      06-26-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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pics or i didnt happen.
You just wanna see a dead bird smashed into that grill and strangely so do I.
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      06-26-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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Check to make sure the oil cooler was not damaged behind the grill. Just replace with OEM parts.
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      06-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #6
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You could paint the grill. Some people have done them in gloss black. Looks pretty nice, although will show dirt easier. If you want to make a custom one, mcmaster-carr sells extruded aluminum grills in a variety of sizes, designs, etc.

I'm not aware of any aftermarket replacements, but they are probably out there.
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Sorry to hear that.
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      06-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #10
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pics or i didnt happen.
You asked for it...
I was probably going 110 when this thing swooped down. I saw a few feathers fly up and knew I hit it, was worried it went into the brake ducting...
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      06-27-2011, 10:10 PM   #11
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      06-27-2011, 10:16 PM   #13
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I am surprised there is no aftermarket replacement for that grill. IMO the stock piece looks cheap. Audi tuners make a ton of grill parts that improve the look. Having said that, I'm not quite sure what would look better and blend with the car.
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poor bird
poor M3.

JK, RIP little bird.
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wow, looks like the grill gate did its job.
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poor M3.

JK, RIP little bird.
Is the bird still alive?
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mine just got busted by a giant tire tread..ever thought about this?

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Race_Mesh_Grilles/RaceMeshE93.jpg[/IMG]

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The only option is to get a new bird.

Maybe upgrade to a hawk?
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