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      05-18-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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Grill Stripes

Bought these a while back - before I had the car - and the decided I didn't like the look. A couple of weeks ago, I saw them on a LCI double slatted grill and liked the look a bit more so thought I would give it a try. I am still not 100%, but they are growing on me.

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      05-18-2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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      05-18-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
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Personally, I like them - and have them. I have a black sapphire with everything blacked out except the wheels and so it has a nice set-off effect in the front. To each his own. IND certainly doesn't give them away though!
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      05-18-2014, 04:12 PM   #4
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I like 'em!

I was planning on buying the grilles from iND. But yes, they are pricey.

Where did you get yours Drew?
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      05-18-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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      05-18-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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not a fan either
may be dependent on car color
with space gray, I'm not sold
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      05-18-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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I think it looks cheesey personally. Like, cool for your 80's M5, but F10, it doesn't look clean. Just my 2 cents.
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      05-18-2014, 08:00 PM   #8
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I think it adds a nice touch and makes the fact it's an M stand out more if you are going for that. And probably adds 10-15 hp.
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      05-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #9
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I was hoping at least 50 hp!

Thanks everyone for the feedback. It was cheap enough since I already bought them and didn't take that long to put on so I thought I would give it a try.
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      05-18-2014, 09:43 PM   #10
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I like 'em!

I was planning on buying the grilles from iND. But yes, they are pricey.

Where did you get yours Drew?
Bought them a while ago. Pretty sure it was Ebay. I had found them through a thread here. They weren't much more that $10 or $20
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Bought them a while ago. Pretty sure it was Ebay. I had found them through a thread here. They weren't much more that $10 or $20
Was it a kit made for the LCI double grille slats? I didn't see anything like that.
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      05-19-2014, 06:59 AM   #12
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You really need ground effect lighting to properly balance those stripes.
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      05-19-2014, 08:23 AM   #13
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Was it a kit made for the LCI double grille slats? I didn't see anything like that.
No. Just came with three strips about 3/4 X 6 inch each and they you have to cut them down.
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      05-19-2014, 08:24 AM   #14
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You really need ground effect lighting to properly balance those stripes.
I guess there has to be on in every bunch.
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Not for me , but hey each to there own.
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Looks nice.
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I guess there has to be on in every bunch.
Kidding with you. I don't care for the stripes though. Too cheesy.
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I'd love if we could all meet in person.
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def not, like some other poster said, it's very 1980's which loooks great on a E30M3
not on a F10, looks cheap.
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I sure like it! Something different and stands out more
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      05-21-2014, 10:06 AM   #21
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Grill stripes

The grill is an important part of the car's looks and I agonized for a while over what to do with mine. I ended up keeping the double vertical slats in gloss black, had the M5 badge painted in gloss black and the outer grill surround in body color - in my case SG, and all done by iND. My previous 550 MSport was Space Gray and I miss the color. Nothing against Singapore Gray and it varies a lot in different light in interesting ways but boy does it show the dirt....Space Gray was fantastic in this respect. I'd keep your grill how it is now and see if it grows on you - but really no rights or wrongs here. BTW, could you post some side shots showing your HRE's - they must look awesome !
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The grill is an important part of the car's looks and I agonized for a while over what to do with mine. I ended up keeping the double vertical slats in gloss black, had the M5 badge painted in gloss black and the outer grill surround in body color - in my case SG, and all done by iND. My previous 550 MSport was Space Gray and I miss the color. Nothing against Singapore Gray and it varies a lot in different light in interesting ways but boy does it show the dirt....Space Gray was fantastic in this respect. I'd keep your grill how it is now and see if it grows on you - but really no rights or wrongs here. BTW, could you post some side shots showing your HRE's - they must look awesome !
Interesting combo. You have any pics of this?
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