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openwheel
01-25-2004, 11:28 PM
My car has been parked out front of my house for the last week. I have not driven it and it has been covered in snow. So today, I took it for a little rip. And like every good citizen, took a few minutes to knock all the snow off my ride. I came to the front of the car to find my left grill laying on the ground, the right grill is pushed back into the fan and the grill insert twisted beyond belief!!!!!!. I mean I had to pull the metal strip between the grills back out 2 inches just so the fan could spin. I mean F***!!!!!

I live in a smaller neighbourhood and I asked around today, but no one saw anything. But from the point of impact, it looks like a truck because there is not a mark in the bumper - only the grill.


Oh well, at least now I can do the 97-99 conversion for the grill.

Does anyone have a link for the install of the part, I already have them coming.

R_JAY
01-25-2004, 11:33 PM
Damn that sucks but atleast something good is coming out of it. How much were the parts fot the conversion if you don't mind me asking?

openwheel
01-25-2004, 11:36 PM
I found some online for $86.00 USD with the proper grills as well. I thought that was a good price. Full retail was close to $200.00 US. Are you thinking about doing the swap too?

R_JAY
01-25-2004, 11:39 PM
Yeah i'm thinking of doing it. I think the newer style grills look soooo much better. You got a good deal btw. Ebay?

Simby
01-26-2004, 12:06 AM
Really sorry to hear that man!

vertakul
01-26-2004, 12:51 AM
can someone show me the difference between the grills?

openwheel
01-26-2004, 01:06 AM
Thnaks...it did piss me off.

R_jay, when they get here and there are no hidden charges I will send you the link. I just don't want my name associated with a bad joint.

BMW_7
01-26-2004, 01:10 AM
Yeah, I'm doing the swap too.

I got everything from the dealer (grill panel & grills) It cost me $277 w/tax.

Understated
01-26-2004, 01:11 AM
can some1 post the two grilles...i didn't know there WAS a difference :confused:

R_JAY
01-26-2004, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Echo
can some1 post the two grilles...i didn't know there WAS a difference :confused: Here you go 92-96

R_JAY
01-26-2004, 01:17 AM
And 97-99

Understated
01-26-2004, 01:21 AM
OH SWEEEET....nice and subtle :)

R_JAY
01-26-2004, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by openwheel
Thnaks...it did piss me off.

R_jay, when they get here and there are no hidden charges I will send you the link. I just don't want my name associated with a bad joint. Thanks! I hope everything arrives with no probs

e24_635csi
01-26-2004, 02:25 AM
hey man thats a shame... im thinking bumper hitch?

But all the best on the new grill!

DAM
01-26-2004, 04:04 AM
i give the conversion a thumbs up

burnhard22
01-26-2004, 06:36 PM
Same kind of crap happened to a freind's car.
No one owned up to it-cowards!
We came to the conclusion that it was the City's snow removal truck or the small bob cat one that moves the piles...bastards.
If you have the time and a video record-leave it by your window where your car or any car is..you'll be surpised what you'll..the crap that happens when your not looking....it will be a boring tape..just fast fwd it..lol
Good luck

SpudBoy
01-26-2004, 10:52 PM
sorry to hear that Jase

openwheel
01-27-2004, 02:49 AM
burnhard22.....that sounds like fun. When I get a camera, I should do that. Anyways, I just got confirmation back from my order and they are trying to charge me $309 USD to ship a grill from California to Canada. Well I guess the search continues. And I have now asked all of my neighbours and nothing, Nobody saw anything

bmwm5lover
01-27-2004, 03:26 AM
that sucks man...