MINI Cooper Acccessories + MINI Cooper Parts :: R53: 02-06 Hatchback 'S' :: Exterior :: lighting + tint + lens ::
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Customers' commentsExcellent 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* John
Got a set of these as opposed to going the "Autostrap" direction as mentioned in many of the forums. They were a snap to put on and were a perfect fit. Thanks guys for putting them on your list! Paul S
Outmotoring has excellent, high quality products for the Mini at excellent prices and the customer service I have received from Aaron has been outstanding! Extremely helpful, knowledgeable and quick to respond. I have bought many parts from Outmotoring and they are my first choice for anything going on my Mini. Daniel Sonder
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