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MV325IS
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 ?

http://www.mikevanelst.com/hostpics/new4.jpg

sloveniaboy
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
http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/05/72/97/38_3.JPG

wide kidneys come on E36s 97-99
http://www.bigcityautofinance.com/cars/m34dr/1.JPG

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 \/

MV325IS
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?

sloveniaboy
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

MV325IS
11-15-2005, 01:25 PM
Thanks sloveniaboy

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)

bmdbley'sBro
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?