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      03-27-2020, 06:39 PM   #1
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G20 3 Series grille install DIY video

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There are some install videos for the G20 on YT already

but I thought I'll share mine as well as I did install the grille on my SO 330e today.

If you have any questions just let me know or if you have any feedback

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      03-27-2020, 10:48 PM   #2
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Nice! Looks like hood line gap is more noticeable after black mesh one was installed. Am I the only one who noticed that?
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Thanks so much for the video, I'm going to swap mine out soon so this is very helpful.
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Thanks

I did not notice that. I'll have a look later today.


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Nice! Looks like hood line gap is more noticeable after black mesh one was installed. Am I the only one who noticed that?
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Glad if it helps in any way

Tnx

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Nice! Looks like hood line gap is more noticeable after black mesh one was installed. Am I the only one who noticed that?
I did read that some grills make the gap more prominent. There’s another pic in the thread where someone posted a photo of his new grill and the gap was huge.
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Nice! Looks like hood line gap is more noticeable after black mesh one was installed. Am I the only one who noticed that?
I did read that some grills make the gap more prominent. There’s another pic in the thread where someone posted a photo of his new grill and the gap was huge.
Wonder if the bmw OEM one fits better than some others? I think this video uses the BMW OEM one tho right?
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Wonder if the bmw OEM one fits better than some others? I think this video uses the BMW OEM one tho right?
Not sure about in the video but yes. The ones that don’t fit are usually not the OEM black grills. They’re aftermarket ones.
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I swapped to the black OEM grill and it had the exact same fitment. I don't know how it couldn't it literally is the same interior frame and connection points.
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Hi all

It's an OEM part.
I'll see if I can find good comparison pics.

I have a video comparison

Not sure why the Vimeo link does not work
'https://vimeo.com/401811911' copy paste the link

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Great post, can you provide the P/N of the grille?
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Great look. I appreciate the improvement and appreciate the video!
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Stunning!
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Love the black grille but its stupid expensive.
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I heard 340i owners were switching to the 330i grill because they thought the stock grill was shit. Here we have this guy doing the opposite? Now I've seen everything ��
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Job well done! My M340i came with it and it looks great.
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I heard 340i owners were switching to the 330i grill because they thought the stock grill was shit. Here we have this guy doing the opposite? Now I've seen everything ��
I know I would switch to the traditional vertical slats, but this is not my car.
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Thanks!

The part-nr is: 51139448475

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Great post, can you provide the P/N of the grille?
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Tnx, it turned out great
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It was not that expensive compared to other parts.
I paid roughly 100 USD for it + shipping

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I had only seen this on pictures and not IRL on a G20.
Once I had it installed I was surprised how much difference it made.

My better half that couldn't care less about cars said the morning after I installed it that it made a big difference

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