I want to put a CTS-V Billet Grill on my CTS and I was wondering what would be better to put on an E&G Grill, Or Official Cadillac CTS-V Grill, what are the differences and what are the price difference? thanks
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Robert is absolutely correct. The OEM CTS-V grill is constructed of a thin gauge almost "poultry wire" type of polished stainless steel. It is very light weight and flimsy in construction.
It is obvious that the "lowest bidder" won the "grill-supply" contract when Cadillac was soliciting bids for grill suppliers and the OEM V grill reflects the less than high quality one should expect from a $50,000 plus car.
By comparison; the E&G grill at 2 feet of "eyeball" distance looks identical, but is yet twice the price; so why is that:
The E&G CTS-V grill is manufactured from a very heavy gauge, yet light weight solid billet aluminim material, rather than the thin gauge stainless OEM stainless steel
The E&G CTS-V grill is then hexavalent chrome plated. It is submersion tank dipped in a copper bath, bright nickel bath and then finished with a high grade flash chrome and polished to a mirror like finish.
The fit, finish and quality is second to none and easily justifies the difference in price.
If your price shopping, the OEM grill can be bought for about $250 delivered from GM Parts Direct.
If you shop around, the E&G single weave CTS-V mesh grill will cost around $450.00 and can be found on eBay. It carries an MSRP of $795 and quite candidly is worth every penny of $795
But shop around on eBay and look at some different vendors as you can obtain the grill only for about $450 which is the typical street price.
To give you an idea, I trashed my own OEM CTS-V grill as it was junk and replaced it with a better quality grill.