Ya I understand what you're saying. I'd have to see all my options before I decide. All I know is I want the license plate below the grill. I was surprised at the lack of aftermarket grills out there.At the moment I have not decided what to do with mine either? I looked at a few aftermarket grill options aftermarket available for my year M3 (2018 ) and didn't care for them. So I painted a couple of allen heads to fill the unsightly licence plate holes. I also was considering CARBON FIBER Vinyl on the center flat area's towards the center of the grill.
That may IMHO look pretty good. I quickly cut a piece for this picture posting a few minutes ago, sooooo itsa rough cut but you get the idea?
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This is the one I think looks great and may even help increase the total CFM?.Ya I understand what you're saying. I'd have to see all my options before I decide. All I know is I want the license plate below the grill. I was surprised at the lack of aftermarket grills out there.
There's this thread:Where can I view or purchase the No-Drill Relocator?
I believe (keyword, believe) the gloss grille was a standard part on '14-'16 S-trim models. I-trim models had the matte black.
The insert is the proper way to plug holes & complete the relocation....something the 2017+ BN3s won't need.The insert previously mentioned. Clean as a whistle - I presume this is how Mazda originally intended it to look....
Here's the part. It ain't cheap, but you have to buy it as a pair with the tow hook relocator -- obviously I tossed the tow hook thingy...