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Old 12-27-2003, 08:32 PM   #1
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another grill install

thanks for the idea
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Old 12-27-2003, 08:33 PM   #2
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Lookin good Mike
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
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Looks good mike. Is that the $10 billet idea?
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Hey, good job on the grille, mikeb. Does anyone else find it eerily odd that LightemUp haven't responded to most of the cosmetic mods? Normally he has something to add to these threads?
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very nice...and your garage floor is soooooooo clean!
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:00 PM   #7
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very nice...and your garage floor is soooooooo clean!
I think mikeb waxes his car as often as he does the garage floor!:p
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:06 PM   #8
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How much? and Self or professional install??
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:11 PM   #9
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How much? and Self or professional install??
I do believe it was about 10-15 dollars (chrome wheel well moulding) and it was a self-install
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:38 PM   #10
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:45 PM   #11
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Yes, it was the "TEN DOLLAR" Billet grill! I am the one who did the professional install. It was very easy to do! I just started a 1/2" down from the top and then placed each other one, 1" from that. They stick pretty good, but I took a blow dryer to it and made it stick even better!

For those that are going to install the grill: Just make sure you cut the ends at the angle of the body, so you can make sure they run straight and level on the factory grill! And don't curve the last one at the bottom, just cut the ends at a very sharp angle so it will run level!
Good luck and will your down please post pic's.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:00 PM   #12
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thanks guys
I've very happy with it

mike A took his time and installed it for me very well I think
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:10 AM   #13
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Yes, it came out looking real nice.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:47 AM   #14
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I have to admit it does look rather classy. Good work guys!

I like brother's idea of having the RX-8 badge cut into the center "bar".

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Nice Job!!
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Looks like the mod has really took off.
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nice mikeb! BTW, my rotaryextreme.com's body has been test fitted and is being painted as we speak. i hope to have pictures Friday night or sometime Saturday.
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:52 AM   #18
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good **** mike..looks clean...
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Is anyone concerned the grille is eventually going to blow off as it only is attached with stick tape/adhesive? Guess if it does, you just spend an extra $10 though..
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looks good mike.
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Is anyone concerned the grille is eventually going to blow off as it only is attached with stick tape/adhesive? Guess if it does, you just spend an extra $10 though..

I'm concerned about this
I check the grill almost everytime I get out of the car:D
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:17 AM   #22
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Well you can always use something else like GLUE to make sure it well not fall off!
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This wheel well molding is meant to be curved around the wheel opening, and stuck on the fender surface. I rarely see one of these coming off. In our application it is straight, not curved, and every time you drive, the wind pressure is pushing on it. Mine has been on for over a month, and is solidly stuck on.
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Now where do you get this for the grille? I am considering it but I have a feeling the hubby won't want me touching it but if i tell him it's just sticky tape....hmmmm....just maybe. Thanks.....oh...looks great Mike
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Old 12-30-2003, 07:39 PM   #25
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You can get the wheel well molding from autozone - petboys - or almost any car parts place. Its very cheap and very easy to install. Also what I love is that when you get over it you can just pull it off and have no marks.
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