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      11-07-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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My custom reverse M5 grille

I love the look of the all black F10 Performance Grille; however, the wifey did not like the all black look. I think the M5 grille looks good on dark cars; however, I don't think it has enough contrast on lighter color cars (with it's chrome ring/trim).

I bought a pair of the all black BMW Performance Grilles. I disassembled the ring and grille and matched it with the black/chrome grille on my 535i. I like that the trim is black, and I still have subtle chrome with the black slat/chrome 535i gills.

I love the result!


BMW Performance grille on top, OEM 535i grille on bottom


Disassembled and configured my new grille (on top). The left over is a beautiful M5 grille !



My new custom reverse M5 grille on the left, and the original on right.




All done!




Link for more pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/PHARMDP...PbcgZTP0YTpDQ#


The icing on the cake is that I have a gorgeous perfect set of BMW M5 grilles that I can try, or sell. I love that these grille sets are BMW made

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      11-07-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Looks great. Was it difficult to change out the fins?
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      11-07-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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Thanks. It was the easiest part of the whole install. 3 tabs and a little push to disassemble. The link has more pics that would help answer your question.
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      11-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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Looks great. Was it difficult to change out the fins?
Looks good. Different
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      11-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Hey, is your car color Cashmere-Silver? Asking cause mine is the same and those grills look awesome on yours
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      11-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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Looks great.
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      11-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Looks pretty good. Good work.
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      11-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #8
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looks good man!
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      11-07-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Thanks. The car is Titanium Silver.
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      11-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #10
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That's great man..never would have thought of doing it. Outstanding mod.
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      11-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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looks awesome
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      11-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #12
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I did the same thing! Both combinations look great, though I ended up leaving the other combination installed. I'll probably post my other set for sale, eventually.
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      11-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #13
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Looks great..Spot on
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      11-07-2012, 09:51 PM   #14
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Wow, looks good! I may take a stab at mine tomorrow.
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