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View Poll Results: Do you like Grille Inserts / Stripes?
Looks great I did, or would, do it. 10 7.19%
Looks great but not for me. 6 4.32%
I don't like it and would never do it. 92 66.19%
I don't care. Do what you want to your car. 37 26.62%
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      09-17-2021, 03:09 PM   #23
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While I wouldn't do it, I do think it is less cheesy than the illuminated kidney grill (or the MB illuminated star that started this nonsense).
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      09-17-2021, 03:20 PM   #24
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While I wouldn't do it, I do think it is less cheesy than the illuminated kidney grill (or the MB illuminated star that started this nonsense).
No shot - it's way cheesier than the star IMO
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      09-17-2021, 03:58 PM   #25
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Tacky as hell, every time I see it I cringe, especially on the ones who get the tone of color wrong.
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      09-17-2021, 06:32 PM   #26
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Maybe one of the "appreciate" members on Post #2 should call up BMW CCA and let them know you think it's "corny" for anything other than an ///M Badge from BMW to use the three //M colors......

Since you know better, please make sure you stop me when you see me driving around, and remind me that I'm a "fake" enthusiast.

{Come on, say it, "X5///M's are "fake" ///M's"
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      09-17-2021, 07:40 PM   #27
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This isn't about M badging, there's plenty of threads about that. Simply grille stripes. Did BMW ever use the grille-stripes on factory produced cars?
Yeah but some people will claim those colors are only for the M division.
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      09-17-2021, 08:43 PM   #28
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Yeah but some people will claim those colors are only for the M division.
Claiming, and being correct, are two different things. They would be incorrect.
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      09-17-2021, 11:12 PM   #29
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The last thing any ///M car needs is another damned stripe/badge/emblem.

Hard no.
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      09-17-2021, 11:18 PM   #30
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The last thing any ///M car needs is another damned stripe/badge/emblem. Hard no.
I would concur.
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      09-18-2021, 03:43 PM   #31
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I added the stripes this week and really like the way they look on my Z4's black grill.

Years ago I used to put pin striping on my cars.

Different strokes for different folks!!!
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      09-18-2021, 09:17 PM   #32
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I added the stripes this week and really like the way they look on my Z4's black grill.

Years ago I used to put pin striping on my cars.

Different strokes for different folks!!!

@ Westside Guy, you should set a new trend..."double-wide"..so, that the Grill-Slat haters can hate you 2x....

Should you go "triple-wide"?....
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      09-18-2021, 10:11 PM   #33
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@ Westside Guy, you should set a new trend..."double-wide"..so, that the Grill-Slat haters can hate you 2x....

Should you go "triple-wide"?....
Double your pleasure, double your fun!
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      09-19-2021, 12:34 PM   #34
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I think early on the M stripes were kind of an homage to the brand from racing fans. I'd reckon today very few if any of the folks who deploy these colors know what they mean or even watch any motorsport. ....
I think you're right. The Motorsport stripes preceded the first M3 by over 15 years making the stripes, and use thereof, more race-associated and less M-car associated. However, I think BMW drivers and fans today still identify with BMW's racing heritage and history. Without the history, current BMW performance cars are simply nice cars.
Not really … m3 was not the first … m1, 2002 turbo were before
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      09-19-2021, 01:39 PM   #35
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@ Westside Guy, you should set a new trend..."double-wide"..so, that the Grill-Slat haters can hate you 2x....

Should you go "triple-wide"?....
One vote for triple-wide.

I don't think these belong on M cars because it would be trying too hard. There's already too many M badges on them.

Otherwise, go for it.
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I'm not a fan of the tri-color grille slats.
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      09-20-2021, 12:52 PM   #37
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Remember in the 80's when people did put some gti or turbo stickers that they found in a random auto center on any cars ? This is just the same … Wish.com tuning.

(I'm a stock guy on the level of badges and stickers)
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      09-20-2021, 01:15 PM   #38
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Maybe one of the "appreciate" members on Post #2 should call up BMW CCA and let them know you think it's "corny" for anything other than an ///M Badge from BMW to use the three //M colors......

Since you know better, please make sure you stop me when you see me driving around, and remind me that I'm a "fake" enthusiast.

{Come on, say it, "X5///M's are "fake" ///M's"
I didn't appreciate post #2, but yes, still corny; regardless of of your membership to anything. Your membership to BMW CCA means nothing other than you paid to be in a car club. Congrats I guess. Membership to BMW CCA must mean that you enjoy your car WAY more than everyone else does huh? I suppose because they didn't pay to be in CCA that they aren't nearly the level of enthusiast you are.
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I would remove them from a car if I saw them and promptly throw them in the trash.

Yeah i probably wouldn’t because there are cameras everywhere but the thought has crossed my mind many times.
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I would remove them from a car if I saw them and promptly throw them in the trash.

Yeah i probably wouldn’t because there are cameras everywhere but the thought has crossed my mind many times.
Yeah, I guess the way to look at that is what would you do if you found someone defacing your car? No cameras needed as I could tell you what I would do if you had your hands on my car when I approached.
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I would remove them from a car if I saw them and promptly throw them in the trash.

Yeah i probably wouldn’t because there are cameras everywhere but the thought has crossed my mind many times.
Seriously, you would damage someone else’s property like that?
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never was a fan. the last thing an M car needs is more badges to let people know its an M car. bmw cca badge looks corny too.

but in general i'm not a fan of vinyls / stripes / etc on cars. When i was searching for a gt3 i didn't even look at any of the cars that had that dumb 'gt3' or 'porsche' lettering down the side or on the wing.
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Seriously, you would damage someone else’s property like that?
I technically would be improving. The slats would come right out with no damage to the vehicle.
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I technically would be improving. The slats would come right out with no damage to the vehicle.
Not if they were attached with Crazy Glue!
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