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Old 03-27-2008, 06:12 PM
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Side-by-Side: Black vs Titanium Grille

Hello X5World -

Fairly new to the site and I know there have been some previous posts regarding the black vs titanium grille but thought I'd share a side-by-side comparison for those considering making the switch. The parts were obtained through Morristown BMW and the installation took all of 10 minutes with no tools required. Part numbers are 51 13 7 185 223 and 51 13 7 185 224.

Yes, my X5 is fairly dirty in the pics, (sorry - been traveling this week). I think I'll stick with the titanium...
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:22 PM
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Titanium all the way!

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Titanium.. Wondered how they would look on a titanium silver metalic E-70?
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:01 PM
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:26 PM
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black would look good if u did all the other mesh in black
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:56 PM
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titanium all the way...
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:00 PM
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titanium is the nicer of the two but to be honest, when I look at someone's new X5, the grille is the last thing I actually notice. Sometimes I finish looking at it and don't even recall which grille they have. Same goes for the meshing underneath... I still couldn't tell you which cars get which mesh cause it just doesn't matter in my opinion.

What catches my eyes the most are the color, wheels, and aero.

EDIT>> hey look at that, my mesh is gray. Heh.
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Either all black or all titanium.... I initially went all titanium and it looked great on space grey X5. But after getting the aerokit and painting the black bumpers grey, I decided to go all black to offset all the grey. When I say "all" I'm talking about the mesh grill under the kidney grill that you have titanium on both pics.
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