View Full Version : Kidney grill questions ?

11-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Im looking for black mesh kidney grilles of some type.

Why you ask ?...cause i bought a E46 bumper wrap and it has a mesh grill in it.
So.....i would like to match the kidney grills to the wrap.

I see advertised such things as "Euro Style or "Wide Style" or "E36 - E46 Style"

So now im confussed...is there more than one size/type for my 92 325IS ?

What ones should i be looking for to replace my existing grilles ?
Is it the "wide" style ?


11-15-2005, 01:14 PM
basically there are 2 styles and you can find diff. colour combos...chrome/black...black/chrome....black/black....chrome/chrome

thin kidneys and wide kidneys

thin kidneys came on E36s up to 96

wide kidneys come on E36s 97-99

popular mod was for guys who had the thin grill to go wide, but to do so you had to buy the entire nose panel and wide grill kidneys to complete the swap so it was rarely done. Since then there have been tons of aftermarket wide grills made to fit the thin grill panel. I chose the wide grill all black, check my sig below \/

11-15-2005, 01:17 PM
Thanks...so i should be looking for "Wide Grills" to fit the origanal thin grill panel then?
And i wont have to cut up my origanal panel right?

11-15-2005, 01:24 PM
yup, look for a set of wide grills for 92-96 E36 and they should just snap right in

11-15-2005, 01:25 PM
Thanks sloveniaboy

11-15-2005, 01:28 PM
np, here are some on ebay >> wide grills (http://motors.search.ebay.com/E36-wide-grill_Car-Truck-Parts_W0QQbsZSearchQQcatrefZC6QQcoactionZcompareQQ coentrypageZsearchQQcopagenumZ1QQfclZ3QQfgtpZQQfmm dZQQfmmkZQQfposZL3R8R6QQfromZR2QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ2QQf trtZ1QQftrvZ1QQfyhiZQQfyloZQQlopgZQQmppfqyZQQsacat Z6030QQsadisZ200QQsaprchiZQQsaprcloZQQsargnZQ2d1QQ saslcZ2QQsbrftogZ1QQsofocusZunknown)

11-15-2005, 06:19 PM
wonder what is would look like to d some custom fab.. :confused:

like 850 super thrin kidneys, metaled into the e36 nose clip

p-chop any1?