Im new to this! BMW E87 Kidney grill opinions?

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Im new to this! BMW E87 Kidney grill opinions?

Post by e87beemer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:07 pm

Hey guys I' am brand new to this whole forum and look forward to interacting with you guys! As a young driver, I finally got rid of my old Corsa and bagged myself a 2008 116i M- Sport in Black. Being a complete novel to mods, I wanted to work my way up and what better way to do that than with a simple yet pleasing mod: kidney grills! :)

I want to get an all black glossy grill to replace the current stock chrome frame. Im torn between double slat grills and the usual single slat grills. Anybody got photos of an e87 (doesn't have to be black of course) with single or double slat grills to help me decide? :) I just wanted to get a good contrast of them before making a decision. Any advice is also happily welcome!!

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Post by Pat J » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:31 pm

I got the genuine BMWP all black ones from the dealers weren’t that much either will try and post pic later.
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Post by Adamski_m » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:59 pm

I think I prefer the double slat ones, they make the car look a bit more modern
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Post by e87beemer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:16 pm

Ahhh sweet thanks for the replies! If you guys have any pics, feel free to post them :) I quite like double slat but I'm not sure about the thickness of the slats if that makes sense.

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Post by MattR8700 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:40 pm

Here is mine with single slat grills.
Which ever you choose, buy proper BMW ones, there are cheaper available on eBay but they don’t look as good.

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Post by Jfk » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 am

Just ordered black grills for my 135i from BMW main dealer.
50 quid including VAT ..
The dealer was surprised they were so cheap
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Post by rhinos1234 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:33 pm

I am selling my 2008 E87 M Sport gloss black kidney grills which are immaculate for £40 posted if anyone is interested? This is my first post on here so apologies if this isn't the right place to post :lol: (should add too: these are proper BMW ones not cheap ebay ones)
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Post by e87beemer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:32 pm

Hi guys sorry for the late reply I've been busy with work and all! Thanks for sharing the pics and tips :D Would love to see some double-slat grill pics too just for a comparison.

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Post by e87beemer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:33 pm

MattR8700 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Here is mine with single slat grills.
Which ever you choose, buy proper BMW ones, there are cheaper available on eBay but they don’t look as good.

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Thanks for sharing these single slats look great :D Thoughts on adding the M-sport vinyl stripes to these?

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Post by Squibby » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 pm

Here’s my double slay and single side by side Image


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Post by MattR8700 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:35 pm

e87beemer wrote: Thoughts on adding the M-sport vinyl stripes to these?
Adding m-sport paraphernalia anywhere to your car is considered a bit of no-no around here and you’ll never hear the end of it. End of the day though, it’s your car, do with it as you want, that’s the joys of modifications!
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Post by DGJ123d » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:40 pm

Anyone got experience of buying the carbon ones off ebay or know anywhere else (BMWP or otherwise) to get them from? Looking for some for my E82.

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Post by e87beemer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Squibby wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Here’s my double slay and single side by side Image


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Thanks again for the images! May I ask, which grills you ended up keeping in the end? Also, do you have a link/name for the double slat grills you got (Im assuming ebay?)?

Thanks in advance! :)

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Post by Squibby » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:59 pm

e87beemer wrote:
Squibby wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Here’s my double slay and single side by side Image


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Thanks again for the images! May I ask, which grills you ended up keeping in the end? Also, do you have a link/name for the double slat grills you got (Im assuming ebay?)?

Thanks in advance! :)
Kept the double slat ones in and kept the others incase I get bored of them haha, yes I got them off eBay and did have to heat the clips and bend them so they would clip in as they would pull out the bumper easy.


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