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Old 09-21-10, 03:12 PM   #1
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anyone know where i can find a nice grill for the is300 sportx?
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Old 09-21-10, 05:34 PM   #2
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Check out any of our forum vendors, as well as the classifieds.

I personally like the altezza grill, but there are a lot of nice choices out there. Goodluck.
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I searched for a while and finally snagged a SportDesign grill
They pop up for sale occasionally.

No pics of it installed yet, but it's gonna be hot
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i just removed my old grille and painted it black and bought the black altezza emblem and modded the emblem to fit the grille and it looks great and its different
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Old 09-21-10, 11:08 PM   #5
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nice nice, i'll look around hopefully post some pics when it's on
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or if you are like me and cant quite find the right grille you want....you can build one, in about a month and a half im parking my IS in the garage for the winter, i have plans to build a new grille and build a matching grille for the center opening on my cwest kit
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Old 09-22-10, 08:39 AM   #7
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I went through some different looks....here are pics to give you an idea.

Changing grilles is like buying new shoes. Eventually you will get tired and want a new look. So it's always good to have options....change em up like you change your shoes.

You can always go mesh (not mine)
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You can go mesh and slap on a "L" badge (not mine).
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First change I did was I painted the "L" black pearl and the chrome that surrounded the grille. It was nice....but it does eventually chip from daily driving no matter what.
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Then I bought the 3 bar chrome Altezza grille (Z-edition). Took my painted "L" badge and did the famous DIY to fit nicely on the grille.
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Not too long after, I swapped out the painted "L" badge for this custom flat face "L."
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Currently, I have the 03 Sportdesign grille with the OEM black pearl emblem and I am 100% satisfied with this look (for now).
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I'm having a hard time finding an unpainted altezza mesh grill. Were they even made in GGP or only black and white?
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I believe they were made for most colors, it's just hard to find the right color based on who's selling theirs.
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deng, i like your current grill! look's pretty sick! Where'd you get it?!
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a pic of my current grille
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found these on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-A...Q5fAccessories
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lexus...Q5fAccessories
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I'd have to repaint those grills... Not sure if I want to strip and redo it myself.
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deng, i like your current grill! look's pretty sick! Where'd you get it?!
L Tuned....They are a vendor on here. I think it's around 134 shipped with discount. They only come with the chrome emblem now....so you can either leave as it is, paint it, or buy a BP from them for an additional $80. Also, keep a look out on the classifieds, they show up for sale from time to time.

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I'd have to repaint those grills... Not sure if I want to strip and redo it myself.
stripping the grille and painting it isn't too awful bad, it just depends on what you want to do to it and how much time and work you want to put in it. are you looking to rattle can the grille or are you looking for a base/clear look?
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