Excellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.
Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.
The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.
The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.
This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.
*plasti-cote is your new best friend*
I just want to say, thank you for running such a good business. I just love it, I send in my order and check, and a week later I got my parts. Now this is the way to do business!!!!! I deal with Summit for my racing and hot rod parts, and they are the same. I have also dealt with outfits that you wait two or three months for your parts. I do not deal with places like this. It does not take long to learn a lesson. That is why I will buy all, and I mean all of my parts from Out Motoring. Period. Thanks again for have good stuff for the mini coopers. Greg
Aaron has been superior in customer service each and every time!