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post #1 of 252 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2007, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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2nd Gen Front Grilles

I still cant get my head around the grilles on the 2nd gen MINI

Ive ordered a new Cooper D (im sure most of you are well aware of that by now ) and it will have the chrome grille (below)



Ive always liked the Cooper S front grille but believe this wont fit. I like the Aero grille (below) as it has the black honeycomb but I dont like the black surround...



So then ive found this one with the Aero grille but the Chrome surround (ScoobyDoo's Cooper below ) and this is the perfect compromise! And will also fit in much better with the other mod idea of Chrome spotlights, plus it will match the JCW side grilles ive already bought



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Can the Aero grille be fitted to the Cooper D? Do I have to order one specific to the Dooper?

Can I use the Chrome surround off my original grille as per the Cooper above?

Also with regards fitting spotlights later, do I have to order a different sort of Aero grille in the first place?

And any ideas on cost?

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I think the black Aero grill should fit. Im hoping to pick one up next week for my Cooper. Should be about £35 quid, not sure how the black surrounds cost tho. :-)

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I think both of those pics are of Helens car (Scooby) She liked the look of the original chrome and kept them on. So yes you can use your original chrome surrounds.

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Ahh that helps thank you

Didnt realise you could order just the central part!

So are there 2 different Aero grilles, one for no spots and one for spots?
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Jo if you are after spots you have to buy the new grille (aero) to get the brackets to fix the spots to the car (Chris told me this).

The new grille just has a few slots of the honeycomb cut out so that the brackets fit through.

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I''ve been asking this question in another thread. I think the Dooper has a different bonnet and grill to the standard Cooper. i know for a fact the Aero grill for the S has a different part number for the one for the Cooper.

i'm going to ring my Cotswold BMW parts guy next week, and get him to look it up for me.

I'm still hoping the S grill will fit my Dooper. I'm going to try it tomorrow.
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I''ve been asking this question in another thread. I think the Dooper has a different bonnet and grill to the standard Cooper. i know for a fact the Aero grill for the S has a different part number for the one for the Cooper.

i'm going to ring my Cotswold BMW parts guy next week, and get him to look it up for me.

I'm still hoping the S grill will fit my Dooper. I'm going to try it tomorrow.
If you ring Chris at woodmans (telephone number in his sig) you will get the parts at a discounted price.
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I don't know how he got the chrome surrounds to fit with the aero grill?? I had the area grill but had to have the black surrounds because the chrome ones (well the lower one atleast) was a different shape.


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I don't know how he got the chrome surrounds to fit with the aero grill?? I had the area grill but had to have the black surrounds because the chrome ones (well the lower one atleast) was a different shape.
Did you get the grille off eBay or from MINI?
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I don't know how he got the chrome surrounds to fit with the aero grill?? I had the area grill but had to have the black surrounds because the chrome ones (well the lower one atleast) was a different shape.
Surely if its all fitting in to the same place the shapes should be the same provided you've got the right parts...

i.e the Cooper Chrome Grille and Cooper Aero Grille should be the same shape or the Dooper Chrome Grille and Dooper Aero Grille should be the same shape?

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I don't think the grilles are different shapes, I think the bonnets only change shape near the top.

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Jo doesnt Hickster Have a Cooper D With Aero Grill If he does it will fit

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The Aero grille will fit any bonnet slot - it's bumper compatability where the issue lies.

The aero grille will ONLY fit either the Cooper S front bumper, or the Aero kit front bumper.

If you notice - Hickster also fitted the S bumper
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The Aero grille will fit any bonnet slot - it's bumper compatability where the issue lies.

The aero grille will ONLY fit either the Cooper S front bumper, or the Aero kit front bumper.

If you notice - Hickster also fitted the S bumper
But Chip who has the CR/B Cooper has the aero grill with the standard Cooper bumper and chrome surrounds.

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But Chip who has the CR/B Cooper has the aero grill with the standard Cooper bumper and chrome surrounds.

The chrome surrounds will fit - the complete aero grille will not.
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The chrome surrounds will fit - the complete aero grille will not.
Ah!!! that makes sense now! Im glad I didnt waste 40 odd quid on the black surrounds! cheers.

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