New grille installed


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Well I just installed my black holes grille that I purchased from Dunder Dan. The grille is of great construction and I am happy with it. The grille was designed as an overlay and it has mounts that use the factory "egg crate".

I first installed the top three pieces and decided that the eggcrate still showed through too much for my taste and decided to cut all of the "egg crate" crap out and figure out my own mounting system. So after about four hours work, and a good washing, this is what I ended up with. I love the way it looks now and the only thing left to do is install the two pieces that I got for the fog light holes.

Steps that I took:

Remove factory grille

Removing the top factory grille was surprisingly easy and it comes out by twisting seven (four on top, three on bottom) plastic retaining clips using a flat head screwdriver. I used a long screwdriver to reach the bottom ones.

Removed chrome overlay shell from "egg crate" bracket

I did this to be sure that I didn't damage any of the chrome while I was cutting the crap out. The outer chrome shell is just clipped on the inner shell and it comes apart with a little patience.

Cut out the crap

Using a sawsall and a dremel, removed the egg crate and left a couple of areas intact around the outside to mount the Dunder grille to.

Mounted the Dunder grille

Reinstalled the chrome shell

Installed the bottom Dunder grille piece

This was the only way that I could get access to the back of the front bumper to tighten the hardware with. Note to future buyers: IMO it is easier to take the top grille out and install all four pieces rather than struggle to tighten things in cramped spaces.

Reinstalled the top grille

Let me know what you think... <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/001.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt013' />



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That grill looks pretty sharp. I can't decide about the burger. Sans burger it looks pretty generic - but that may be the look you are after. With burger I think it would look great too. The black and chrome make a nice contrast. Good job and thanks for posting detailed instructions!! <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/001.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />


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[quote name='jhromy']Looks good....needs the burger though[/quote]

My wife says the same thing.......I am going to let it off for awhile and then try it on. It will probably stay off though, I think it looks cleaner.


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That is one of my favorite Dunder grills. It is like the stock grill in a tux. Oh yeah, I personally like the burger on the grill.


[quote name='titanse05']No burger!!!!!!![/quote]

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[quote name='titanse05'][quote name='BLWedge09']How much did that grill run you? If you don't mind me asking that is.  <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt017' />[/quote]

I paid $180 for the six pieces (shipped). Money well spent.......BTY No Burger!

<img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/016.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt016' />[/quote]

Damn!!! If I was only more patient. lol I paid about $260 for my 4-piece Grill Craft. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/009.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/009.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt009' /> Oh well. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt019' />


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[quote name='ttammunek04']Looks good. Need a NISMO badge to put on the puppy.[/quote]

That and to have Nismo tune my engine.....

Thinking of removing all of my other emblems too, for the exception of the tailgate burger. What's the opinion on this......sure it's split.