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*
Although I am not ordering any parts on this visit just yet, I wanted to thank you guys for such an honest and awesome company. My best friend just ordered her NM Exhaust from you today, and she had nothing but praises for your customer service and product availability. You are definitely going to be our number one source for parts.
Purchased the Red Slat Cover for my 2017 Cooper S hardtop. Dealings with Aaron Cornaby were terrific. Fast communication, fast shipping, excellent product. These guys have my future business and I coiuldn’t be happier with the Red Slat Cover. It’s a really unique trim piece to add some of the JCW appearance to the front end of my Cooper S and it matches the red trim on my black and red bonnet stripes very well. Thanks! Steve