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      10-28-2021, 05:40 AM   #67
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Grill color definitely dependent on body color. Here is my new M340i in Aventurine red and prefer the look of cerium gray.Name:  68609061-8753-4446-A065-8C4C1BF7F2E9_1_201_a.jpeg
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      10-28-2021, 08:47 AM   #69
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Grill color definitely dependent on body color. Here is my new M340i in Aventurine red and prefer the look of cerium gray.Attachment 2729981
Ooof. Nice color!!!!
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Ordered M340i in Black Saphire Metallic with Shadowline trim, don't care for the silver grill accents, looking forward to seeing how it looks all together . . . delivery soon!
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Grill color definitely dependent on body color. Here is my new M340i in Aventurine red and prefer the look of cerium gray.Attachment 2729981
Oh *nice*! The cerium gray definitely compliments the aventurine red!
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Grill color definitely dependent on body color. Here is my new M340i in Aventurine red and prefer the look of cerium gray.Attachment 2729981
Now this is EPIC. Something different from the black or chrome that we usually see. Love it!
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I pulled the trigger on the angled double slat grille. Game plan is to pop off the mesh portion from the cerium gray surround on the OEM grille, and pop in the slats from the gloss black grille I ordered. I've seen the full gloss black grilles around and I think it makes the space between the headlights look muddled. Nothing there to really make a distinction as to what's what unless you're 3 feet from the front end. A lot better than going chrome though.
Following up on my post, here's the finished product:
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Following up on my post, here's the finished product:
Looks really good!

Is the M badge piece removable on these? I really like how you added the M340i logo, but curious if that can be deleted all together. Did you end up 3D printing that?
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Following up on my post, here's the finished product:
Looks really good!

Is the M badge piece removable on these? I really like how you added the M340i logo, but curious if that can be deleted all together. Did you end up 3D printing that?
I thought I'd be able to delete it, but the slats on the side were actually molded around it. The part the logo is on is screwed down in the back. With it removed it's just a molded spot where the piece would fit.

My brother-in-law 3D printed the logo for me. First cut of it, gonna see how well it lasts.
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It works on my Tanzanite but needs the 792s to complete the look. I've debated going black but will not be doing it.
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Following up on my post, here's the finished product:
Love it. Is that badge rectangle able to be popped off? Would love to have this grill without the little badge area.

Edit: I see you answered that above. My bad. Unfortunate.

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I did a combo of the two - popped my oem grill apart and had the outer portion painted gloss black and left the center sections alone
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I got a gloss black surround with gloss black grill & brushed chrome-like "diamonds" from eBay seller. The Cerium gray didn't look that good after a while even though it was ceramic coated.
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I got a gloss black surround with gloss black grill & brushed chrome-like "diamonds" from eBay seller. The Cerium gray didn't look that good after a while even though it was ceramic coated.
Where did you get the M stripes on the lower bumper? I'm thinking to do something like that on my front splitter.
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v_ckash623 ,

It's been a while, but I think I got them on Amazon
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Hi All, Figured I would chime in here. Cerium grey here. Like most of the comments I agree that it depends on the exterior color to go with the Black or Cerium grey. Either one looks great though
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Like many have mentioned already, depending on the color and wheels, the cerium grill looks best. I went from the 792’s to Gloss Black Vossens, so I felt I needed to go with a matching grill.
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My new full chrome grill. Very happy with it.
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My new full chrome grill. Very happy with it.
More pics of the entire front end please?
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