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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Ebay Grill Installed!! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; To my surprise it fits very well. IMO in fits better than the factory grill. It snaps in first then ...
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    Ebay Grill Installed!!

    To my surprise it fits very well. IMO in fits better than the factory grill. It snaps in first then the pushpins go in and it has less wiggle than the stock one. now i need a solution for the bottom grill to match.

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    As much as I like the OEM grill, that's not bad ... not bad at all.

    Yeah ... I want to see the lower one done. Plus, get a crest and wreath for the upper one. Looks a little bare.

    I like it!
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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    That does look pretty decent. A lower one to match would be even nicer. Does look a bit "empty" without a crest in the middle, but I'd be hard-pressed to add one myself. I kinda like the clean look of it.

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    for right now i am loving the crest-less look. a little more aggresive and sleek. i need to find a bottom grill fast

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    Not bad, it looks ike it fits really well, but I'm not sure how I feel about it compared to a black stock one. Why not plasti dip the bottom grill and see how it looks?

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    Why is the top not tucked behind the trim?

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
    Why is the top not tucked behind the trim?
    Are you talking about the honeycomb itself or the entire grill behind the hood trim? Its all one piece abs plastic and where you can see the "x" s on the little trim piece is just how the mold made it, not that noticeable to me.

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth V View Post
    Are you talking about the honeycomb itself or the entire grill behind the hood trim? Its all one piece abs plastic and where you can see the "x" s on the little trim piece is just how the mold made it, not that noticeable to me.
    looks good.. i thought it was metal from the first pic. your gonna have to powder coat that lower grill tho, Plasti dip or powder painting will chip.. it only a matter of time... Plasti dip it all.. it would look good and match the CUPA spliter better then gloss black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faber
    Why is the top not tucked behind the trim?
    Yeah, not a fan. But don't worry about me...

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth V View Post
    Are you talking about the honeycomb itself or the entire grill behind the hood trim? Its all one piece abs plastic and where you can see the "x" s on the little trim piece is just how the mold made it, not that noticeable to me.
    yeah, referencing the honeycomb itself. Not a fan of the "x"s on the trim piece, but not my car. If you like it, that's what matters. Congrats on the successful mod.

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    I'm considering this grille also. How did you blackout the chrome hood strip? Or did the new grille come with that piece also?

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by qwank View Post
    I'm considering this grille also. How did you blackout the chrome hood strip? Or did the new grille come with that piece also?
    Can be done with matte, flat, or gloss black rattle can, or the newest favorite, plasti-dip.

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    I painted the top piece myself, simple few bolts to take it off, some sanding and prep, then rattle can. I added the caddy crest on this grill from the factory one and it looks really good IMO, will get pics to update this thread.

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    You find a matching lower yet?

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    Re: Ebay Grill Installed!!

    I have not, i am very dissapointed, i painted it black for the time being. Sorry cant get pics, snapped the timing chain last week and its in the shop for timing chain, cam, valves, lifters and springs

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