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      11-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #23
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Given that the car is already lifted, that seemed awfully high for a tow hook, but okay, good to know! Most towers would likely loop around a beam anyhow, unless using a tow bar.

The parking sensors I have mixed feelings about - I'm afraid that drivers will start relying on them, instead of just treating it as extra input. But nice to have, nice to have...
Tow hooks for BMW have been standard operating procedure for a long time. Don't let any tow jockey tell you that yanking your car around using the suspension bits will be ok.

I thought the same about the PDC. The X1 is the first vehicle I've had it in, and I must admit, they are pretty handy. I've always griped when I've seen people using their mirrors to reverse rather than turning their heads like God intended. But, I have to confess, the rear view camera + PDC makes it very tempting to completely rely on it for reversing.
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black Grill Black X1

This is my Black X1M before and after the black grill swap

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This is my Black X1M before and after the black grill swap
Nice pics

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How much was it to have it installed?
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      12-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #27
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This is my Black X1M before and after the black grill swap
Looks great on the black x1!
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Can u guys who've done the swap take some pics and simple instructions on what exactly needs to be removed to get o the grilles please? I can't believe the bay is that tight compared to my previous car!
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There's a guide in the DIY section on how to remove the grilles for pre-LCI, I'm thinking its very similar.

I followed the guide and it worked just fine. Just note for this installation, its just like removing interior trims, where you need to just grow some balls and PULL HARD (after semi loosening!)

The first grille will take you a bit due to uncertainty, but once you get it, the 2nd piece is cake.
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Can anyone confirm that the headlight washer covers need to come off to install these grilles? How does one do this?
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This is my Black X1M before and after the black grill swap

Sorry, I don't see your pics, were they taken down?
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they are perfect....here one photo of my alpine white with black oem performance grilles

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they are perfect....here one photo of my alpine white with black oem performance grilles

Alpine white with black grilles look HOT! I wonder if by me adding black grilles on my black car will be a bit much?
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Alpine white with black grilles look HOT! I wonder if by me adding black grilles on my black car will be a bit much?
It will actually look pretty good, Yarvis!

Twix had them done. Link: http://e84.xbimmers.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=10
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Looks great.
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Alpine white with black grilles look HOT! I wonder if by me adding black grilles on my black car will be a bit much?
No such thing as too much black! lol
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It will actually look pretty good, Yarvis!

Twix had them done. Link: http://e84.xbimmers.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=10
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Hard to argue with you! Thanks for the link to the pics, those performance kidney grilles might be calling my name! I have the same color scheme as Twix, but have the headlight washers on my bumper.
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Alpine white with black grilles look HOT! I wonder if by me adding black grilles on my black car will be a bit much?


they will look great.. wait for pics
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they will look great.. wait for pics
that looks totally badass! especially with the rims. and like he said there is no such thing as to much black!!!!!!!
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I had mine done at a shop. We tried finessing the old grilles out but we (the shop manager and myself) were getting uneasy with the amount of pulling on the bumper. Even my dealer couldn't pull them out like they said I'd be able to do. Went back to the body shop and pulled the bumper off to install which was easy. I imagine that those lucky enough to have the headlamp washers will be annoyed with the extra work. Hopefully others can just yank the old ones out without a hitch
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