: New Grill, suggestions?



jvizzy22
08-14-07, 11:47 AM
i have the normal stock grill on my 05 STS, its not bad but i really want the nice billet mesh or chrome mesh one, whatever you call it. I have seen it from $400 to $500 online, anyone know where i can find it cheaper, and if not, does anyone knnow a reliable store to order it from? Thanks

MARKVIII
08-14-07, 01:11 PM
i also would like to purchase a new grill. i really like the cadillac 16 design but i would also consider a mesh grill. my only problem is the price. i think its way overpriced for what it is. i know its a custom piece but would love to find it lower somewhere..anyone have suggestions?

Lord Cadillac
08-14-07, 01:19 PM
Have you clicked on any of the advertisement banners at the top or the ad cubes to the right? There are several authorized vendors with an excellent section of aftermarket Cadillac grilles...

MARKVIII
08-14-07, 02:10 PM
yes and they do have a great selection..unfortunatly the price is high

Skibanker
08-14-07, 03:43 PM
Agreed. I realize its a specialty item, but its hard to put $400-$500 into something no one really needs. We're all taking a big enough bath on the trade in values and this purchase would not add comfort, utility or value. If the shops would drop the price to, oh say, $200-$250 it would be easier to justify.

MARKVIII
08-14-07, 03:58 PM
not only easier to justify but more people would upgrade to these grills. but to be honest with you these are the grills that cadillac should have put on the car to begin with. not some cheap plastic crap that not only fades but also stains and chips. hell, if the chrysler 300 can have various factory grills at purchase time so should the sts at its higher price point.

BirdJC
08-14-07, 06:26 PM
ever thought about having your stock grill color matched? the few I've seen look sharp from a distance, never seen one up close though...

jvizzy22
08-15-07, 10:58 AM
hey i just found this site with what i think is the grill we were talking about for 350, not bad
http://www.d3cadillac.com/PDF/STS_Price%20Sheet_070307_images.pdf

http://www.d3cadillac.com - main site

urbanski
08-15-07, 12:40 PM
hey i just found this site with what i think is the grill we were talking about for 350, not bad
http://www.d3cadillac.com/PDF/STS_Price%20Sheet_070307_images.pdf

http://www.d3cadillac.com - main site

they are a vendor here, took for the ad here ---->

edit: WERE a vendor, but wont pay the renewal

Force-1
08-15-07, 07:35 PM
hey i just found this site with what i think is the grill we were talking about for 350, not bad
http://www.d3cadillac.com/PDF/STS_Price%20Sheet_070307_images.pdf

http://www.d3cadillac.com - main site

That grill looks like the trim is painted body color. That means you would probably have to have it painted to match your car. That would off-set any savings vs. the E&G grill, which has chrome trim and is ready to install as delivered.

lbwd
08-15-07, 08:46 PM
http://www.egclassic.com/inventory/index.php

jvizzy22
08-16-07, 11:06 AM
http://www.automotiveconcepts.net/store/Cadillac-STS.html

there are a couple mesh ones on here, dual weave, single, and fine mesh, any suggestions?

this is one of the vendors on the side here ----->

MARKVIII
08-16-07, 12:29 PM
the prices are outrageous

srgonzal
08-16-07, 12:54 PM
If they were cheap ($100) then lots more people would have them. You gotta pay to play, my STS stand out all the more (Dual Mesh).

MARKVIII
08-16-07, 01:23 PM
i will wait until they start choking on them and dump the prices ... i want to play but not pay a 500% markup.

srgonzal
08-16-07, 06:17 PM
Don't hold you're breath

Kadonny
08-20-07, 05:27 PM
If you buy a V, you get the grill thrown in for free :p

Dr. Design
08-20-07, 06:28 PM
Hello,
The D3 grille is painted to match. This adds a much more sportier look!
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/ctd3rnd/_H0J1219.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/ctd3rnd/_H0J1178.jpg
Thank you,



That grill looks like the trim is painted body color. That means you would probably have to have it painted to match your car. That would off-set any savings vs. the E&G grill, which has chrome trim and is ready to install as delivered.

jvizzy22
08-21-07, 10:43 AM
i think the chrome trim looks much better for any color