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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    I like the real V grille over the E&G one and it is cheeper. I would love to put the CTS-V front end on my SRX, do you know if that will work. I would need to check on cost too.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeEXT
    I like the real V grille over the E&G one and it is cheeper. I would love to put the CTS-V front end on my SRX, do you know if that will work. I would need to check on cost too.

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    The CTS front fascia is smaller than the SRX. From looking at the picture link that was shown on the other post, it looks like there are mesh inserts on the lower section of the SRX. Hope you find what you need.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeEXT
    I like the real V grille over the E&G one and it is cheeper. I would love to put the CTS-V front end on my SRX, do you know if that will work. I would need to check on cost too.

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    I know from experience that the SRX grill is larger and will not fit the CTS

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Will this same grille from gmpartsdirect #15147586 fit the 05 model as well? I heard their may be some installation issues with them.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    the lower grill is larger on the v than on the standard cts because of the brake cooling ducts bElow the foglamps, so the lower v grill won't fit the cts

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    But the top grille will fit on the 05 CTS right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60 special
    The aftermarket grille does come with the lower mesh section. I don't know if the factory offers the lower mesh or not.
    No, it does not, because the lower grille area is not the same on the base CTS. If you want the lower grille, you have to go aftermarket. This is due to difference in lower fascia on the V.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Is the top grille easy to install? Do the screws just pop off on the old ones?

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikHoff
    Is the top grille easy to install? Do the screws just pop off on the old ones?
    About a dozen retainers. Most of us that has done this by clipping the old retainers with side cutters and replace with new ones. Pop the new ones in from the top side, its easier. Side retainers a bit difficult to reach

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    The grille available from vogue tire mounts the same way the factory one does. Also, the lower mesh installs quickly and easily.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    I have an 05 CTS. And they have about 4 black retainers (I guess thats what you call them) holding in the factory grille. I can't pop those damn things off though.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikHoff
    I have an 05 CTS. And they have about 4 black retainers (I guess thats what you call them) holding in the factory grille. I can't pop those damn things off though.
    I WANT JUST THE BOTTOM.. WHERE CAN I GET JUST THE BOTTOM GRILL??? MESH.

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikHoff
    I have an 05 CTS. And they have about 4 black retainers (I guess thats what you call them) holding in the factory grille. I can't pop those damn things off though.

    I'M BETTING YOU GOT 12 RETAINERS. FOUR ARE AT THE TOP. THE THINGS ARE CHEAP. GET'EM AT YOUR PARTS DEPARTMENT. SIDE CUTTER WORK FINE. THEIR ALL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE BACK OFF THE GRILL. THE ONE ON THE SIDE ARE A LITTLE TOUGHER. YOU'LL NOTICE THE RETAINERS ARE INSTALLED FROM THE BACK SIDE. WHEN YOU REINSTALL, INSERT THEM FROM THE TOP AT THE REAR OF THE GRILL. THAT'S A MUST! NO FRIGIN' WAY CAN YOU INSTALL LIKE AT THE FACTORY. IT DOESN'T MATTER SINCE EITHER SIDE HOLD THE GRILL IN PLACE. THIS IS THE WAY THE REST OF US HAVE DONE IT. GOOD LUCK. SORRY FOR THE CAP LOCK

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Robert, Thanks bro!

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    Re: Help CTS Grille

    Quote Originally Posted by crockone
    I WANT JUST THE BOTTOM.. WHERE CAN I GET JUST THE BOTTOM GRILL??? MESH.
    http://www.egclassic.com/cadgrille25.htm

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