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Old 04-27-14, 09:20 AM   #1
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Does anyone recognize this outer grille trim?

It is definitely not a painted OEM but there is no definitive marking of maker anywhere.

I thought may be be Aimgain but since there is no inner section I can't really tell. I know there are several companies that offer aftermarket grill so hoping one of you guys recognize it. Thank you all in advance.



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all the "big" manufacturers of simlar components (WALD, Aimgain, JP, etc...) will have their brand on the inside. if yours doesn't have it it's probably a generic one/knockoff.
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all the "big" manufacturers of simlar components (WALD, Aimgain, JP, etc...) will have their brand on the inside. if yours doesn't have it it's probably a generic one/knockoff.

Good point. I will try removing all the double sided tape to see if I can find any stamping then.
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I think that it's extremely likely that it's an Admiration unit.


Feel free to make copies of it
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I think that it's extremely likely that it's an Admiration unit.


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^^^Thanks Sc0pe! That pic looks bang on to what I have.

I wanted to try colour matching the outer grille trim to the vehicle body colour but didn't want to mess up my original one which is why I bought it (it was already painted in pearl white). I had no idea it was something so far from OEM trim.

It's kind of a bit too much on the aggressive side for my liking but may be I can try putting it on to see how it looks.

Here's a couple of pics I took with the grille simply placed in front of the stock grille.





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Old 04-29-14, 04:55 AM   #6
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Generally speaking, the grille trim is about on par with headlight "eyelids" in that you *should* have a more custom/aggressive appearance for them to look "right" with the car. Personally, I feel it would look better molded on, but to each their own.

That being said, you've made a pretty awesome find since that grille trim piece is EXTREMELY rare. As for the stock piece, I suggest "wrapping" it with some pearl white vinyl.

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Generally speaking, the grille trim is about on par with headlight "eyelids" in that you *should* have a more custom/aggressive appearance for them to look "right" with the car. Personally, I feel it would look better molded on, but to each their own.

That being said, you've made a pretty awesome find since that grille trim piece is EXTREMELY rare. As for the stock piece, I suggest "wrapping" it with some pearl white vinyl.
I totally agree...the grille is definitely too much for my current stock status.

Now that I know more about this grille I may just set it aside for now and go look for an used cheap oem trim again to play around with.
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