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      05-07-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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M Performance Black Kidney Grill

Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Hands down, no doubt. After is better. Nice work
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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Hands down, no doubt. After is better. Nice work
I was doubting it for a little but slowly getting used to it. The car needs a good clean!!!!

Next mod is the carbon rear spoiler and then I'll hopefully add front and rear splitters / diffusers.

I'm also mildly interested in the carbon wing mirrors but I'm worried they'll stand out too much...thoughts?
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I was doubting it for a little but slowly getting used to it. The car needs a good clean!!!!

Next mod is the carbon rear spoiler and then I'll hopefully add front and rear splitters / diffusers.

I'm also mildly interested in the carbon wing mirrors but I'm worried they'll stand out too much...thoughts?
Here is what the CF looks like against my DGM paint.

https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1604097
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looks great, I did the same. Also added front lip spoiler, rear CF wing and CF diffuser to the rear, which requires a different lower bumper trim, came as a "kit" off ebay.
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I was doubting it for a little but slowly getting used to it. The car needs a good clean!!!!

Next mod is the carbon rear spoiler and then I'll hopefully add front and rear splitters / diffusers.

I'm also mildly interested in the carbon wing mirrors but I'm worried they'll stand out too much...thoughts?
Here is what the CF looks like against my DGM paint.

https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1604097
That's rather lovely. I'll see how I get on with the parts. The other option is to go for gloss black non-OEM parts instead of carbon parts.

I've used DM Autoteile a number of times in the past but they only offer the basic rear diffuser...

The kit includes front and rear spoilers / diffusers, side skirt blades, and rear spoiler with all parts to install it.

https://www.dm-autoteile.de/Set-Spor...G31-M-Sport-17

€823.50 ($922) for the complete kit plus €650 ($727) to have it all painted gloss black.

Thoughts or should I get the two part rear diffuser and/or go carbon. (Well over twice the cost unless I go non-OEM), then I'm not entirely sure....
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OEM I’m sure is “better” but I went aftermarket, all off eBay, and am pleased for probably a third the price.
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I went the CF route because it blends together so well with my DGM paint and I preferred to stick with OEM parts. If I had a black car I would probably gone with gloss back with OEM parts.
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Dobie don't say that! you know I have a black car!!!!!!!!
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Dobie don't say that! you know I have a black car!!!!!!!!
After reading all of your black vs. CF posts on a black car you are swaying over to the dark side!
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I hate you now... after the work getting the CF diffuser to fit and NOW you tell me black on black is better... NOW! BTW, Hook 'em Horns!
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Shame about my neighbours car but it looks so much better from this angle in the daylight. Very pleased now! 😁
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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Perfection. I have had my Carbon Black 540d for a year and have been on the fence about it. You just made up my mind!
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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Personally I like before... I'm not a fan of this black grill with a black car. There isn't any contrast, just my 2 cents.
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Looks great. It makes your car sportier looking.
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I will be adding one of these grills to my white 530e... awesome
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Did the same thing...

Makes a radical difference with frozen arctic grey also!
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Makes a radical difference with frozen arctic grey also!
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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Do your grills louvre open? Does the replacement grills you installed interfere with them?
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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Do your grills louvre open? Does the replacement grills you installed interfere with them?
No, not at all. The open/close mechanism sits behind the grill and the new grills are like for like against the chrome ones.
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Just installed it now in about 5 minutes.

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Looks really good, where did you buy them from?
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Anyone know where I can find the trim piece that goes above the fog light in gloss black? I only see them for sale in carbon fiber

so anyone recommend putting a roof spoiler on the back windshield and where to get one?
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