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      04-03-2014, 03:34 AM   #1
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      04-03-2014, 04:17 AM   #2
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Looks epic with the blacked out grills! Do you have coral red leather and the sun protection package?
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Looks epic with the blacked out grills! Do you have coral red leather and the sun protection package?
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Yes I have CR leather. Not sun protection though. I normally get it retro fitted.

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Looks great. Did you fit yourself? If not then what was the labor cost?
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Looks great. Did you fit yourself? If not then what was the labor cost?
Yes fitted them myself. The were a right PITA. E92's are much easier
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Great job! Just another question ......given you have a RH drive M235i.....did you get the M Sport footrest as standard?
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Great job! Just another question ......given you have a RH drive M235i.....did you get the M Sport footrest as standard?
No I didn't
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So have you added any additional tints to the windows yet, or are they currently stock from BMW. They look quite dark but I really like them.
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So have you added any additional tints to the windows yet, or are they currently stock from BMW. They look quite dark but I really like them.
No that's how it came. Interesting you say that and I was thinking of not bothering as they appear fairly dark already.
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From that picture they look great, so you may not need to tint them. I think I'm set on white, but I'm thinking that coral red with the blue calipers may be a bit much, but your car looks immense!

I have seen white with black leather, which looks really good to, but I wonder if the black interior will bore me after a while.

I've never done a brash colour combo before, so a little intimidated by it.

What have people thought of your car? The combo is very marmite but I love it.
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From that picture they look great, so you may not need to tint them. I think I'm set on white, but I'm thinking that coral red with the blue calipers may be a bit much, but your car looks immense!

I have seen white with black leather, which looks really good to, but I wonder if the black interior will bore me after a while.

I've never done a brash colour combo before, so a little intimidated by it.

What have people thought of your car? The combo is very marmite but I love it.

This is my third white BMW with red leather. I've had an M3 with Fox red and two white cars with Coral. The photos always make it look brighter that in real life.I would definitely try and see one in the leather. Everyone who's sees it compliments the conbo.
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What is the sun protection package?
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Looks brilliant, how much were they mate? I am ordering my car tomorrow! Woo hoo!
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Yes fitted them myself. The were a right PITA. E92's are much easier
I'm ordering a new set of Black Kidney Grills myself and took a quick look under the bonnet and see four Torx bolts that look to be what gets removed to create the gap for reaching inside to undo the clips. Can you confirmed this how you did your uninstall of the stock grills?
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Any chance on a DIY or a quick writeup since you said it wasn't too easy?
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      04-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #16
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Black grill for M235

Where can I get the black grills for the M 235? Does anyone know the part numbers?
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Where can I get the black grills for the M 235? Does anyone know the part numbers?
http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

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I thought fitting the grills was going to be similar to the E92's I've done in the past. I was wrong

I started by removing the rubber weather strip from the back edge of the front top of the bumper. This exposed 6 x torque screws, which I removed.

The problem is this only allows about 2" of movement and although you can just slide a screw driver in behind, you are pretty much working blind.

I also notice some pretty snug rubber ducting that surrounded the bumper which channelled air to the radiator. This looked like something I didn't want to disturb.

So I cut the black upright bars of one grill. This allowed easy access behind. where I used a flat edge of a trim tool to pop the clips.

I have no intention of refitting the chrome grill. So wasn't bothered that I lost one.

The grills were 84.00 this was with -10% discount from my dealer.

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B51.71.2.336.815

B51.71.2.336.816
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I thought fitting the grills was going to be similar to the E92's I've done in the past. I was wrong

I started by removing the rubber weather strip from the back edge of the front top of the bumper. This exposed 6 x torque screws, which I removed.

The problem is this only allows about 2" of movement and although you can just slide a screw driver in behind, you are pretty much working blind.

I also notice some pretty snug rubber ducting that surrounded the bumper which channelled air to the radiator. This looked like something I didn't want to disturb.

So I cut the black upright bars of one grill. This allowed easy access behind. where I used a flat edge of a trim tool to pop the clips.

I have no intention of refitting the chrome grill. So wasn't bothered that I lost one.

The grills were 84.00 this was with -10% discount from my dealer.

Part numbers

B51.71.2.336.815

B51.71.2.336.816
That doesn't sound particularly fun. From what you saw do you think there would be any chance of getting them out without making the cut and without having to entirely remove the bumper?
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That doesn't sound particularly fun. From what you saw do you think there would be any chance of getting them out without making the cut and without having to entirely remove the bumper?
Some owners on the M135i forum made up a tool from an old spoon and got to the clips that way.Through the black upright slats.

Worth noting. If you do decid the cut them out. You don't need to undo the 6 x torqx screws
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I cannot remember where I saw the writeup / video but I did see someone release the clips with an actual tool, looked like a long screwdriver but had a hook on one end. I can try and dig it up if helpful for anyone.
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