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Just bought an 05 STS.

I'd like to spice up the grille area a bit, but so far the only 2 options I know of are
1. wire mesh
2. update front end to 2008+

While I'm a fan of wire mesh on many vehicles, the egg crate grille is a Caddy classic design, and I'd kind of like to keep it. Plus the mesh is on the "V" and i've never been a fan of "false advertising" Always reminds me of those people who would put 5.0 badges on their 4 cyl mustangs.
I like the 08+ grille but it seems like that would be pretty pricey by the time it was done.

Is there anything else out there? perhaps a more chromey (a'la 08+) grille that replaces the 05.. ?
 

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I do like the "in your face" grille of the 2008+ vehicles and I'm watching fascias and grilles for 08's and may make the switch. However, the Platinum editions prior to 08 had a very similar grille that will fit in our 05 thru 07 fascias--very tempting. It depends on if you want to scrounge men's malls or order off line.
 

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Any pictures of "platinum edition" pictures?
Idea of price range?

Platinum Edition is the way to I think, I love the 08 but all said it done it was real pricey. The Platinum Edition grille is hard to come by but I just got one from a local Caddy guy and he has a few more if you like I'll see if he can ship it to you if your outside of MI. It cost me 75 bucks which I think is a steal. Here is a photo of it before I put it on my 05 sts. good luck

ps no mods or anything matches up perfect.

Dan
 

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Platinum Edition is the way to I think, I love the 08 but all said it done it was real pricey. The Platinum Edition grille is hard to come by but I just got one from a local Caddy guy and he has a few more if you like I'll see if he can ship it to you if your outside of MI. It cost me 75 bucks which I think is a steal. Here is a photo of it before I put it on my 05 sts. good luck

ps no mods or anything matches up perfect.

Dan
I sure am interested Dan if he's willing to ship to AZ !!
 

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Alother option would be painting the stock grill the car's body color. Remember the previous generation (Seville) had this done from the factory on the later models and I thought it looked good. There are a few posts here if you do a search, to see what it looks like on a 2005+. It looks better on some colors than others IMHO. I was thinking about doing this on my Moonstone 2005...just another option to consider.
 

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MoodySumo, I live in the Livonia Michigan area. Can I buy one of these grilles? I could send the money immediately. Are you near Livonia? I could pick it up Monday.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Any word on this yet?
Also, It looks like the wreath and crest is a stick-on so I expect I need to buy a new one of these as well?

You can peel your current one off and just pick up some 3M automotive tape to re-attach it to the new grille.

That's what I did for my mesh.
 

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Why don't you try the sixteen grille, it's very nice and it has the traditional Cadillac eggcrate style. I would have purchased one a long time ago but they don't have them for ACC.
 
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