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      04-30-2016, 02:54 PM   #45
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Any more phots? Keen to see some more Silverstone!
Photography is clearly not my strong point and these were taken using an iPhone but I think they show the different hues of Silverstone.
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      04-30-2016, 03:13 PM   #46
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Nice pictures next time put the windows down gives a better profile of the car.... do some more please
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Hi, regarding number three, you can just buy the 4 series ones I am 100% sure because I fitted mine today.
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      04-30-2016, 03:16 PM   #48
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Hi, regarding number three, you can just buy the 4 series ones I am 100% sure because I fitted mine today.
Did you just buy the surround and fit the original slats or did you buy it complete? if complete was it easy to swap the M badge
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      04-30-2016, 03:17 PM   #49
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Re the front grilles, yes, you can just buy the M sport black grilles for a 4 coupe, and just swap the outer trims around, i have done this myself, the part numbers from you local dealer are
B51.71.2.336.813
B51.71.2.336.814.
Be very gentle when swapping the trims over, but it really is a simple job, and from memory, the grilles cost around the 100 mark all in, regards, Simon.
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Nice shots of a very nice car! Silverstone really does look awesome. Keep em coming.
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      04-30-2016, 03:25 PM   #51
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Nice pictures next time put the windows down gives a better profile of the car.... do some more please
I know right. That's the first thing I thought when I got home and looked through the images. Schoolboy error.
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      04-30-2016, 03:27 PM   #52
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Hi, regarding number three, you can just buy the 4 series ones I am 100% sure because I fitted mine today.
Thanks Davhod. I did just that. Paid under 100 l for them. Will try and fit them this weekend and post some before and after photos in case it helps other members decide whether or not to change theirs. Fingers crossed I can fit them.
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Hi, regarding number three, you can just buy the 4 series ones I am 100% sure because I fitted mine today.
Did you just buy the surround and fit the original slats or did you buy it complete? if complete was it easy to swap the M badge
They come complete but the grill comes way from the surround so you switch them over. That's the easy bit. The hard bit is getting the kidneys out and back in again. I'll report back on this soon.
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Nice shots of a very nice car! Silverstone really does look awesome. Keep em coming.
Thanks mate
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Thanks Davhod. I did just that. Paid under 100 l for them. Will try and fit them this weekend and post some before and after photos in case it helps other members decide whether or not to change theirs. Fingers crossed I can fit them.
Please do as I am sitting on the fence at the moment and how easy to self install.
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      04-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #56
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Re the front grilles, yes, you can just buy the M sport black grilles for a 4 coupe, and just swap the outer trims around, i have done this myself, the part numbers from you local dealer are
B51.71.2.336.813
B51.71.2.336.814.
Be very gentle when swapping the trims over, but it really is a simple job, and from memory, the grilles cost around the 100 mark all in, regards, Simon.
Exactly this. Here is an image of what I have bought after separating the grill from the surround. Also pictured are the tools for this type of job. They're need for changing the side gills too.
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      04-30-2016, 03:42 PM   #57
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CH,
Re the front grilles, yes, you can just buy the M sport black grilles for a 4 coupe, and just swap the outer trims around, i have done this myself, the part numbers from you local dealer are
B51.71.2.336.813
B51.71.2.336.814.
Be very gentle when swapping the trims over, but it really is a simple job, and from memory, the grilles cost around the 100 mark all in, regards, Simon.
I have just been on e-bay and I am confused as they range from under 70 to over 200 ..... am I missing something why the big price differential
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      04-30-2016, 03:50 PM   #58
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Re the front grilles, yes, you can just buy the M sport black grilles for a 4 coupe, and just swap the outer trims around, i have done this myself, the part numbers from you local dealer are
B51.71.2.336.813
B51.71.2.336.814.
Be very gentle when swapping the trims over, but it really is a simple job, and from memory, the grilles cost around the 100 mark all in, regards, Simon.
I have just been on e-bay and I am confused as they range from under 70 to over 200 ..... am I missing something why the big price differential
I'll pm you a link to what I bought. They're actually from a BMW dealership.
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I have just been on e-bay and I am confused as they range from under 70 to over 200 ..... am I missing something why the big price differential
Ronnie,
The ones at over 200, will probably be for the genuine M4 grilles, but you only want the M Sport ones for the 4 coupe, so you can use the outer surrounds on your own grilles. Ask at your dealers for the part numbers i gave, regards, Simon.
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      05-01-2016, 02:55 PM   #60
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Photography is clearly not my strong point and these were taken using an iPhone but I think they show the different hues of Silverstone.
Phots are great! Looks like grand theft auto! Just need some phots from behind now going like the clappers down the motorway narrowly avoiding traffic! (well maybe after your 1200 mile service)
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Did you just buy the surround and fit the original slats or did you buy it complete? if complete was it easy to swap the M badge
Hi, they come with different slats which you just remove and put your already black M3 ones into. Good luck.
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Hi, they come with different slats which you just remove and put your already black M3 ones into. Good luck.
I don't have a M3 but a M4 Convertible F83 are they the same grills?
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Them pics look fab. Almost looks like frozen sliver in some of the pics.
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Okay, I've just tried to fit the black kidney grills following IND's video that was posted on page 1 of this thread. In the video they remove the rubber strip and 8 screws. The guy then pulls up the loosened cover with one hand and puts his other hand in to pop out the kidney grills. He pops the three catches that run along the top of each kidney and then they just fall out. This depiction is as true to life as lesbian porn movies. The reality is that there are 5 further catches on each kidney grill, one on each side and three along the bottom that are completely inaccessible. Also, on the right side grill (the side they don't touch in the video) there seems to be some kind of electronic device attached.

I'm pretty pissed off that IND has posted this video making out that this is an easy DIY task so that they can sell a ton of black surrounds to the unwitting customer. Before I repost this in IND's original thread is there anybody that has actually managed to do this themselves and offer any advice how to uncoil the remaining 5 catches?

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Okay, I've just tried to fit the black kidney grills following IND's video that was posted on page 1 of this thread. In the video they remove the rubber strip and 8 screws. The guy then pulls up the loosened cover with one hand and puts his other hand in to pop out the kidney grills. He pops the three catches that run along the top of each kidney and then they just fall out. This depiction is as true to life as lesbian porn movies. The reality is that there are 5 further catches on each kidney grill, one on each side and three along the bottom that are completely inaccessible. Also, on the right side grill (the side they don't touch in the video) there seems to be some kind of electronic device attached.

I'm pretty pissed off that IND has posted this video making out that this is an easy DIY task so that they can sell a ton of black surrounds to the unwitting customer. Before I repost this in IND's original thread is there anybody that has actually managed to do this themselves and offer any advice how to uncoil the remaining 5 catches?

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It's tricky but not impossible. Even Ive done it once, for me I had to snap out 1 tab on each of the original set to fit the new black ones, MUCH trickier if you need to re use. Took me about:-

2mins removing strip
20mins faff and agro first grill, this is the hard one
3mins second grill
2mins popping new ones in
5 mins putting strip back on

No 10min job for sure!

Good luck persevere, a bent teaspoon helped click out the clips.
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It's tricky but not impossible. Even Ive done it once, for me I had to snap out 1 tab on each of the original set to fit the new black ones, MUCH trickier if you need to re use. Took me about:-

2mins removing strip
20mins faff and agro first grill, this is the hard one
3mins second grill
2mins popping new ones in
5 mins putting strip back on

No 10min job for sure!

Good luck persevere, a bent teaspoon helped click out the clips.
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the info. I did manage to get the two side clips off too but still couldn't get the thing out. Those bottom clips are in tight. I will try your bent spoon method tomorrow maybe. Shame that the tabs have to be snapped off the grills to make this work. I'm still annoyed that IND are able to post up that fake video of the things just dropping out
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