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Old 12-07-2017, 01:42 PM
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I got mine from BavAuto, but it has been several years. Check their web site...
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I got mine from BavAuto, but it has been several years. Check their web site...
They only have the OE chrome rings with black slats - I may have to buy those when mine comes apart. I was hoping to find some gloss black that isn't the "mustache" style
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Got my face lift matte black kidney grilles in today. They fit pretty good for Chinese. They are tight and look good.

Now it looks like the titanium mesh grilles stand out like a sore thumb and need to go so ordered Genuine BMW black mesh grilles from ECS. The lower grille had some small debris damage anyway.

Looks like the front bumper is coming off... again...
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Got my face lift matte black kidney grilles in today. They fit pretty good for Chinese. They are tight and look good.
Wait what? I can fit facelift kidneys on a pre-facelift X5 so that there is no more huge chrome ring?
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Wait what? I can fit facelift kidneys on a pre-facelift X5 so that there is no more huge chrome ring?
Not sure about that. Mine is a face lift. I know you can get matte black pre-face lift grills from fleaBay or ECS Tuning. I hated the chrome rings too.

ECS Tuning didn't stock face lift so I had to go Chinese fleaBay... Here is a shot from their website for your pre face lift.
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Got my face lift matte black kidney grilles in today. They fit pretty good for Chinese. They are tight and look good.

Now it looks like the titanium mesh grilles stand out like a sore thumb and need to go so ordered Genuine BMW black mesh grilles from ECS. The lower grille had some small debris damage anyway.

Looks like the front bumper is coming off... again...
Thanks for posting your update - Those actually look pretty good Do you have a link for them? Do you know if they have anything painted? Not sure if I wanted unpainted matte plastic as those can turn grayish pretty quick.
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Thanks for posting your update - Those actually look pretty good Do you have a link for them? Do you know if they have anything painted? Not sure if I wanted unpainted matte plastic as those can turn grayish pretty quick.
Here are some for face lift off fleaBay. Look a little harder a you might find some cheaper but this seller is in NJ.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gloss-Black...1YBGWh&vxp=mtr
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Seemed too good to be true. I'm not so much bothered by the chrome since my x5 is silver, it doesn't pop out. I'm a bit bothered its not black like the rest the window trims.

My main interest was to have it "flush" rather than sitting on the frontend.
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Here are some for face lift off fleaBay. Look a little harder a you might find some cheaper but this seller is in NJ.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gloss-Black...1YBGWh&vxp=mtr
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Thanks for posting your update - Those actually look pretty good Do you have a link for them? Do you know if they have anything painted? Not sure if I wanted unpainted matte plastic as those can turn grayish pretty quick.

The new formulation of Rust-Oleum paint is designed for plastic. The grill is very low traffic you can paint any color
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