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View Poll Results: Which Front Grill will you Choose?
Gloss Black 57 81.43%
Matte Black 12 17.14%
Carbon Fiber 1 1.43%
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      02-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Which Front Grill will you choose?

1.Gloss Black




2.Matt Black




3.Carbon Fiber


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      02-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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If you're under 30, i'll stretch and give a black grill an even, 50-50 score on a red or maybe blue car, and then only gloss to match the overall shine of the paint. Other colors, definitely go with stock.

Personal preference would be stock for anything.

The carbon is silly looking...
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      02-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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I voted gloss because it matches the other black trim pieces with Sport Line. Putting matte or CF introduces a new color and because they're close, but not identical, it bothers me.

Same reason I don't like black rims (the wheel well and tires are different blacks than each other and from the rims)
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      02-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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something different

mix it up a little


mix it up a little
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      02-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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mix it up a little
Nice! Doesn't stand out as much on the silver car vs. other colors, but I think I like it! Where do you buy that?
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      02-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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paint shop, i had the scheme done when i had the spoiler and splitter paint. Matte black internal grille with frame painted Glacier Silver to match
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paint shop, i had the scheme done when i had the spoiler and splitter paint. Matte black internal grille with frame painted Glacier Silver to match
They did great work, looks OEM.
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      02-08-2013, 10:14 PM   #8
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How about none of the above??? What about the original M Sport grill??? What's wrong with that?? Shiny chrome just like the Germans designed...remember them....lol.
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      02-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #9
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Well the only place there is chrome on the msport f30 is the grill. Sorta sticks out like a sore thumb against the black trim. And that shiny black grill is oem m performance designed by Germans too, if I'm not mistaken. Mod..don't mod, each their own. I like a little personalization.
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      02-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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Gloss black for me

I don't really understand matte, be it for grill or wheels..
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Gloss black for me

I don't really understand matte, be it for grill or wheels..
Agree. The only time I like matte is on my glasses.
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Well the only place there is chrome on the msport f30 is the grill. Sorta sticks out like a sore thumb against the black trim. And that shiny black grill is oem m performance designed by Germans too, if I'm not mistaken. Mod..don't mod, each their own. I like a little personalization.
Agree. That is the reason I decided to order the gloss black grilles and black chrome exhaust tips. Chrome on the m-sport sticks out. Plus the Mrs. saw the black grilles on a test drive and actually commented on them (and she does not care about cars).
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Gloss. Matte might work. Decorative Carbon Fiber is just way too gaudy/eBay/Autozone/cheesy for my tastes.
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carbon fiber looks a bit hokey
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The BMW commercial shows an EBII Msport car with black gloss Msport kidney grills. 328i.
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mix it up a little


mix it up a little
Color matched, the way it should be from the factory. I like it.
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Well the only place there is chrome on the msport f30 is the grill. Sorta sticks out like a sore thumb against the black trim. And that shiny black grill is oem m performance designed by Germans too, if I'm not mistaken. Mod..don't mod, each their own. I like a little personalization.
What abouit the chrome on the BMW roundel? What about how it goes with the silver/chrome front headlight assembly? There is also some silver on the back of the front mirrors and chrome exhaust tips and my chrome BMW rear license plate holder.

Everybody should do what looks good to them but I want my car to look German and the way they designed it. So many mods make the car look like a rice burner....sorry but that's how I see it.
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I like the stock grill best. But gloss black on blue or white.
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      02-09-2013, 04:30 AM   #19
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I've got gloss black as my 335 is Melbourne red.
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mine's a mineral white with high gloss black grill, so i'll have to go with the glossy option
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      02-09-2013, 04:54 AM   #21
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How about none of the above??? What about the original M Sport grill??? What's wrong with that?? Shiny chrome just like the Germans designed...remember them....lol.
Well, they designed one in gloss black too...
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      02-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #22
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LOL, dammit, I think I'm the only tard that voted for the CF...

I don't know, I have the gloss Black M Performance ones, and they're nice, but I would like to tie the CF Spoiler to the front somehow...otherwise it just looks like i have an MG car with a CF spoiler.
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