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Well as I'm not a fan of Chrome, I wanted rid of the front Passat grill...no disrespect to the VW badge which is still proudly on the rear...

Pretty simple install apart from the damn latch, its a pain to remove it so I ended up making the hole larger to feed it through...

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I think it looks pretty badass, and much cleaner... :D
car is really dirty right now, but oh well...


Quality of the grill is pretty impressive also, its made of ABS plastic...and its a perfect fit...




Let me know what ya think...

Wheels I'm getting on Sat, oh yea...
 

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Sweet! I always thought those oversized logos were annoying. 8)
 

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selurffoeg said:
looks great! Nice and stealthy without the chrome.... and what, 3-5 hp?
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Thank you very much...

3-5hp, oh at least :lol:
 

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Grill looks great :thumbup:
Do you mind if I ask how much $? Thinking of doing the same for my '99...
Also, as a fellow PDXer, do you have a good independant VW shop to recommend? I'm looking to have my new ECS timingbelt kit installed soon...
 

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b5boyd said:
Grill looks great :thumbup:
Do you mind if I ask how much $? Thinking of doing the same for my '99...
Also, as a fellow PDXer, do you have a good independant VW shop to recommend? I'm looking to have my new ECS timingbelt kit installed soon...
Thanks man...

Grill was 100 euro including shipping for me...

I'm no longer in Portland unfortunately, I'm in Ireland now...
But I'd highly recommend Matrix Enginnering, give Jeremy a call at (503)443-1141 those guys did a lot of great work on my former A4...
http://www.matrixengineering.cc/about_1.php they are one of the few places I trusted to leave my car at, and they have good rates also...tell them Colin sent you...I intent to be back in Portland in two years...hopefully that jobs market really takes off-it hurt me this time last year and I had to move and sell my previous car...
 

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Bicster said:
Sweet! I always thought those oversized logos were annoying. 8)
Thanks...

Yea the VW logo at the front is rather large, it would look good painted in Black, but it was the rest of the chrome on the grill that annoyed me...
 

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i think you should but on the chrome trim on the badgeless grill. the chrome headlights don't really fit the, now, dark appearance of the grill, but it still looks sweet. Nice job :D
 

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The grill looks nice 8)

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i think you should but on the chrome trim on the badgeless grill. the chrome headlights don't really fit the, now, dark appearance of the grill, but it still looks sweet. Nice job :D
Chrome headlights :???: What are u talking about :???:
 

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TX-B5.5 said:
The grill looks nice 8)

sonnybk said:
i think you should but on the chrome trim on the badgeless grill. the chrome headlights don't really fit the, now, dark appearance of the grill, but it still looks sweet. Nice job :D
Chrome headlights :???: What are u talking about :???:
wow...is everyone crazy on this board? :crazy:

the inside of the headlights are shiny (chrome). what else did u think i meant. Are we looking at a different picture of the car, or what? :???:
 

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Just got my Kamei grill today. I was gonna get one just like yours (cuz its cheaper than a Kamei) but then some user sold me his perfect conditon Kamei for the same price as one like urs so I bought the kamei. Its looking good and looks WAY better than with the stock one. I agree with u guys, that logo is enourmous!
 
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