Back in 1975, the United States allowed the use of square headlights on cars. (Until that year, only round headlights were allowed!) And the triumphant march of double square headlights began! These headlights were installed on a huge number of cars. It was very fashionable, first in the USA, then around the world. In the 80s, fashion made its way to the Old World. Tuning companies have started putting square headlights on new BMWs.
Brief history of Taifun company
The American-style grill with square headlights for the BMW E30 was invented by the Taifun company. Taifun was established in Hainburg, Germany in 1985. It made tuning options for many cars. But his most famous product is the square headlight grill for many BMW models. The Taifun grill was approved by the car manufacturer and officially sold in BMW showrooms. Several thousand these grills have been sold. But integrated car optics ended the company’s heyday in 1996. Unfortunately, little information has come down to us about the Taifun company and its details. Separate, fragile from time to time grills and advertising materials of those years allow us to reconstruct those distant events.
Taifun Grill for BMW e30
Original grills manufactured by the Taifun company appear less and less on the market. Prices for them start at $ 1000 and depend on the state. The further away from us that era of the 80s, the more fragile the plastic becomes, the less likely it is to find a grill even after repair. And we want to preserve traces of that era in our replicas of those legendary parts.
We offer a Taifun grill that carefully preserves the spirit and style of the 80s.
The kit includes:
-4 Headlights + mountings
We have strengthened those places that (as time has shown) do not tolerate stress. Electronically aligned curved surfaces. Replaced the plastic headlight mounts with metal ones. Instead of delicate plastic latches, metal studs are included.
Why we love Taifun Grill
Original sporty look of the 80s
This item was sold under the slogan “Sportiv Sporty Sportive”. Look at this gorgeous squinted look!
Highlight your car from thousands of similar E30
We all know what the ordinary E30 looks like. And we want to show it’s beauty!
Easy to install and remove instead of the standard grill
The headlights change along with the mountings for the standard holes. For better fixing of the grill, you need to install the two studs that come with the kit.
The design is approved by BMW
The part was installed by authorized dealers. Yes, there was such a stage in the history of BMW.
Good lighting. Each headlight has a low and high beam
4 headlights of H4 standard, each containing dipped and main beam. If you need more, you can install lenses or xenon.
Who are we?
We are maniacs who love rare and beautiful tuning of old cars. For several years now we have been creating copies of such plastic parts. We love to make old parts strictly adhering to all visible parts and dimensions. And sometimes we modify parts for better fit. We regularly test new materials and components to see how you can use them to maintain the great design of your vehicles.”I love to restore the old tuning! If we managed to get an old part in a broken condition – this is a huge fortune. Plastic does not live long. But sometimes you have to re-create parts based on old photos.”
Ilya, Development Manager
We have several plastic textures available to order. The STANDARD is the most famous building, which is more than 50 years old. The CLASSIC has a less pronounced structure than the standard. It has a beautiful matte reflection at a distance of more than a meter. FOR PAINTING – the only smooth structure in our collection. There are small irregularities on it that simulate damage to the plastic from time.
How to buy
Click on the button "Add to cart" and pay for the purchase.
We make the part. We do not store parts to reduce costs.
We pack and ship.
You receive, install, send a photo. If you have questions, ask.
Easy installation in 4 steps
You will need help from a friend
Remove the grill and headlights with mountings.
Replace the Taifun grill without locking. There are holes for studs on the bottom panel on the left and right. Mark them on the car dashboard, remove the grill, drill the holes. Install the studs.
Install square headlights instead of standard ones.
Install the grill on the studs from below and the standard mounts from above.
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How we created the Taifun grill replica
This story began in the winter of 2017. We were asked to create a replica Taifun grill from the sample. The sample was installed on a car. When we arrived, there was a snowdrift instead of a car. In the photo we are raking it. It took 3 hours to remove the grill. After that, we restored the Taifun grill using the old method through fiberglass. The matrix was removed through a silicone impression. In the photo, it lies on the table. We made 10 prints, and we refused it because uneven planes, not very smooth lamellas … All properties are original details. )))) And we realized that we need to work with modern methods. We scanned the matrix, aligned all planes, strengthened all weak points. And now we present this detail to you.
Then we had to take up the headlight mounts. Taifun used to make such specific headlight mounts for its grilles that people were speechless when they installed it on a car. We made a copy too. And we couldn’t fit the headlights correctly like many of our clients. So we simplified it and made frames that are simply bolted on with long bolts. An elegant solution, but far from the original.
So now we make METAL LIGHTS for Taifun Grill ️ The mounts are reliable and beautiful. But most importantly, it completely fit in the regular places of the original headlights. No more drilling or adjustment needed. Just take off your old headlights and put on new ones.
What is our Taifun grill made of?
We make our parts from abs plastic. It holds its shape well and does not depend on weather conditions, unlike fiberglass. And unlike other plastics, it is a true three-component composite. Acrylic, styrene and butadiene are well known. But their varieties in the ABS work in a very interesting way. Acrylic and styrene form a three-dimensional lattice responsible for rigidity. Butadiene molecules are inside this lattice. And they are responsible for the elasticity of plastic. In terms of fire resistance, impact resistance, frost resistance and chemical resistance, it bypasses polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene and other types of widespread plastics.
To give your car more style, you can cover the headlight glass with colored film. Yellow color is for a more retro look. Black one to look tougher. In body color for originality. Or orange to be more visible!
Here you will find answers to all your important questions before you buy
Search on the Internet. But be careful when installing – butadiene has evaporated from plastic over 30 years. The plastic has become as brittle as chips. You risk being left with several pieces of the grill on your hands during installation.
Modern plastic. Strengthened from the inside those areas that are often broken or have traces of repair on the original. Modified those mounts that are completely or partially broken on the original. New mounts for headlights.
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