Kidney Grills

This section shows how to carry out modifications to your 1 Series. Please remember that if you are modifying your car to take photo's at each step and document the mod in here.
Please read the announcement at the top of the section before posting.

Moderators: Rich196, babybmwadmin, marco_polo, Producethis, Lambster

Post Reply
Bjmcjon
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:42 pm

Kidney Grills

Post by Bjmcjon » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:32 pm

Can’t seem to find any replacement kidney grills
I’ve a 2011 1 series E81 m sport.

Looking for some plain black of m sport coloured grills. Can’t find any anywhere.

Does anyone know? :)

Thanks again

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 50789
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by marco_polo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:42 pm

E87 M Sport and E81 M Sport grills are identical, if that helps (pointy corner type).

E82/E88 are different (rounded corner type).
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
igl
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:10 pm

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by igl » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:43 am

I just bought a pair of black grills for my E81 MSport from Cotswold BMW and they were around £48 including delivery.

They were very helpful and delivery was quick so I would definitely use them again.

User avatar
Sonic1506
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 7864
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:08 am
Location: Here, There, Everywhere.

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:27 am

Bjmcjon wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Can’t seem to find any replacement kidney grills
I’ve a 2011 1 series E81 m sport.

Looking for some plain black of m sport coloured grills. Can’t find any anywhere.

Does anyone know? :)

Thanks again
If you're based in London and have the OEM chrome ones, we can swap with cash my way. I have genuine BMW gloss black grills on mine.

User avatar
THETYRANT
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 2787
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: Cumbria UK

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by THETYRANT » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:31 am

I have a pair of black ones from my E81 if any interest let me know ?

Ian
--
Now on my 3rd 130i, this time a nice E81 in Graphite, Previously 2 x 130i and 2 x 135i

Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

matthewtnh
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:31 am

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by matthewtnh » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:36 am

I'm looking for the same ! I've been looking on eBay and theres some on there. Everything I get for my car and past cars have come off eBay. All my LED bulbs and headlights etc have come off eBay. Also looking for angel eye headlights if anyone could suggest a website that's trustworthy. Was looking at these :
http://www.mstyle.co.uk/angel-eye-headlamps-silver.html
But according to the forum here, the company don't seem to be the best. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Heres a list of the things I'm looking to get for my E87 2009 M Sport

Angel Eye headlights (halogen)
Gloss black kidney grills
LCI (LED strip tailights) have been looking on eBay but can't determine if they are the LED tail lights or the ones that are on my car at the moment.

Also, would need shipping to Ireland !
Cheers !

User avatar
THETYRANT
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 2787
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: Cumbria UK

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by THETYRANT » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:35 am

I will get some pictures of my E81/E87 black grills tonight and pop a forsale advert up :)
--
Now on my 3rd 130i, this time a nice E81 in Graphite, Previously 2 x 130i and 2 x 135i

Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

Bjmcjon
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:42 pm

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by Bjmcjon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:24 am

Cheers guys!

I actually managed to find a solution, they’re surrounded that simply popped over the top of the existing chrome surrounds if you’re just looking to de-chrome? They look great £24 quid too. Means you don’t have to take the existing grills out which is a bit of a faff from previous experience.

matthewtnh
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:31 am

Re: Kidney Grills

Post by matthewtnh » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:07 am

Bjmcjon wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:24 am
Cheers guys!

I actually managed to find a solution, they’re surrounded that simply popped over the top of the existing chrome surrounds if you’re just looking to de-chrome? They look great £24 quid too. Means you don’t have to take the existing grills out which is a bit of a faff from previous experience.
Could you link me please ?

Cheers

Post Reply

Return to “How To's”