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    Question Grille Question

    I drove past a Caddy dealership today and saw a DTS identical to mine, Diamond White, either 2010 or 2011, on the lot with its nose pointing towards the road. The car had a chrome grille.

    Mine has a body-colored grille (ivory? winter white?) and I was wondering what decides whether the car gets chrome or body-color for its grille.

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    Re: Grille Question

    usually lux pkg gets chrome while perf pkg gets body color paint
    (at least that's how it's been for at least a decade and a half... probably longer)
    you could switch... i like the chrome myself
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    Re: Grille Question

    Okay Chris, you made me look at the Build Sheet for my car. It does not have the Performance Package, but I did notice: TL4 - Body Colored Grille. So I presume someone actually ordered this specific option, rather than have it as a part of a Package? BTW I like the off-white, so won't switch to the chrome. This boat draws enough attention to itself without me making it gaudy :-)

    Off-topic, what the heck is option code UPF - Wireless Interface Short Range? Is that a Bluetooth thingy for your cellphone?

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    Re: Grille Question

    I don't know about the newer ones, but in 2006 and 2007 the body colored grille was a $110.00 option on the performance model.
    They came with an ugly kinda grayish/chrome grill.
    My first 2006 had the body colored grille...but my 2nd one didn't.
    I didn't like it, so I had it painted to match the car.
    The newer chrome grills look really good.

    Texas Jim

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    Re: Grille Question

    TL4 is an old RPO that still means the same thing.. i almost mentioned it in my previous post.... white and black are good with the body color grille (imho) but other colors need the chome (again imho)
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    Re: Grille Question

    Some Lux IIIs come with a body colored grill...

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    Re: Grille Question

    Hey Chris,
    Can you order replacement grills already painted in the factory colors?

    Kenwood

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    Re: Grille Question

    nope... they only come three ways

    bright chrome
    brushed chrome
    primer

    (not sure what's up with the two chrome options ... the catalog isn't quite clear about the difference (which cars get which)
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    Re: Grille Question

    I want to buy a Chrome grille soon. I only want it if its going to be the same chrome style as my wheels. So I assume if I got a 2010 Grille for my 06 it wouldn't matter since its the same body style between years.

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    Re: Grille Question

    Thanks Chris,
    Is there an all chrome version for cars equipped with the Adaptive Cruise Control? Mine is sort of a dull silvery color.

    Kenwood

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    Re: Grille Question

    Doesn't look like it Kenwood... sorry
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    Re: Grille Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenwood View Post
    Thanks Chris,
    Is there an all chrome version for cars equipped with the Adaptive Cruise Control? Mine is sort of a dull silvery color.

    Kenwood
    Since they don't have the CHROME one for you... You cold get the Body Colored one...assuming you like those...

    Jim

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    Re: Grille Question

    i forgot that you could get a mesh grille... we sell Vogue and they offer the E&G grilles ... they cost a lot though (to get specific i'll have to call Vogue since my pricing info is out of date and i don't even see the adaptive cruise parts listed in my price book)
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    Re: Grille Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Superjim View Post
    Since they don't have the CHROME one for you... You cold get the Body Colored one...assuming you like those...

    Jim
    Thanks Jim,
    I have thought of that. Chris mentioned that I could get one in primer and have it painted, but I don't know how well a body shop can match the Crystal Red Tintcoat. I could also try to locate one from a junkyard, but that'd be like finding a needle in a haystack...

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    Re: Grille Question

    we could match it for you... or a local shop could... it's not that hard...

    i do think the chrome grille looks better though

    here's the vogue (E&G) grilles



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