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A few questions on the 335 sedan

WS6FirebirdTA002010-08-17 19:28:14 +0000 #1
I have been looking around at 335s and ideally I would like a coupe. I have been considering a sedan as well. I love the rears of them but I am not too fond of the chrome piece on the hood and the excessive orange in the head lights. Since my fiance will be needing a car in the future, I figured I could give this to her. I just need to get a new DD and limiting it to a coupe makes it hard to find lol

Can those chrome piece be removed from the hood? I searched and saw pictures of the matte black, not sure if that is an overlay or replacement.

Also, is all that orange reflective material in the head light that can be removed? I know in the past I have helped buddies pull the reflectors out, but I am not sure if that is possible (or even if that is what I am seeing).

Forgive me for my ignorance, I am still learning. I thought about this after seeing the sedan so have not been able to look at it in that much detail. Those are the two things that would bug me about that car.
Bamaben2010-08-17 19:33:54 +0000 #2
yes, the crome eyelids of the grill can be replaced . there are screws under the hood that hold them in. I believe you have to replace the entire headlight to get the orange out. Or some people cover them with vinyl tape. I've done the matte black grill on mine but don't mind the orange as my car is black and it doesn't look bad to me. I also replaced the 335i on the trunk with the matte black ones. I just need to paint the silver 'mustache' that runs between the fog lights in the grill.
BTM2010-08-17 20:01:35 +0000 #3
I have the matte grill and amber overlays installed on my sedan:

Taken in pretty direct sunlight, the orange is still somewhat noticeable. Here is a pic of the amber overlays in my garage which shows how they are without direct sunlight (before matte grills installed)

Hope this helps
BTM2010-08-17 20:35:14 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by Bamaben

I just need to paint the silver 'mustache' that runs between the fog lights in the grill.

If you prefer being able to revert back to stock, the kit is pretty cheap from Tischer:

akack792010-08-17 20:57:22 +0000 #5
If you are able, try getting the facelifted LCI sedan (started in 2009 and up), no need to worry about the orange inside the headlights and the chrome "moustache."

WS6FirebirdTA002010-08-17 20:21:38 +0000 #6
Thanks for all the replies guys. I got a car yesterday, 335i sedan white with grey. Love the car!

I kinda like the chrome on the white, not too bad. I am curious about the silver in the lower grills though, don't know how it would look removed. Does anyone make replacements where you don't have to remove the silver part and it has that mesh all across?
AFV335i2010-08-17 20:05:49 +0000 #7
PM Frank@wsto for the grilles and he can get you hooked up on overlays too. I am not mechanical at all and they are really easy DIY's.

The only caution is don't do the grilles while your drinking with your buddies. You will get called away to the phone and your buddy will close the hood on the allen wrenches and make tiny dents that will have to get hammered out.

I have not seen any mesh grilles for the bimmers. It is a classic kidney signature. I doubt anyone even the most extreme ricers would mess with that.



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