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Old 06-05-2006, 12:31 PM
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I can not seem to get the bottom piece of the grill delete on...there is not enough room to screw on the four screws. Should i remove the headlights so i can make more space or is there anything else i can do?
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:42 PM
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that's a beyotch isn't it. Some guys just tug up on the bumper cover in that area, others pull the cover off completely and do it wtih it off the car. I said screw it (pardon the pun) and screwed them down from the top. They hold in the teeth (a strip of sheetmetal shaped like a row of shark teeth that's powdercoated white... used for intimidation factor when racing and keeps hands out of my grill opening). There's another row plus to kicker fangs all along the top.
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:51 PM
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when i tried to screw them in from the bottom the screw almost started comming through the top so i stopped before it could get tight enough. Are you not supposed to use the same screws that held douwn the bootom of the stock grill? There where no others in the box.
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:58 PM
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dunno... I never did it "right" I did it how I needed to to make it work with the teeth. I'd imagine it should be snug using the stock screws. If not, find some shorter ones or cut the ones you have. They're only a hacksaw away from fitting.
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:07 PM
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Thanks...i'll try a few things. I didnt think it was going to be this difficult to get those screws in.
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:53 PM
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You're not supposed to use the stock screws, you're just supposed to stick the little prongs on the bottom of the black piece through the stock screw holes and then use speed nuts to fasten it to the bumper. The only screws you need to use are on the top (near the headlights). And yes, it's a bit easier to reach if you remove both headlights.
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:22 PM
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Go here, its a pretty good tutorial. It should answer any questions you have. But, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to remove the headlights.
http://members.***.net/red9r/Install...01%20Grill.htm
 
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:54 PM
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Thanks for all the tips.... i just went the half *** way and put some double sided tape under the lip, cant tell a difference. Here's the results:
 
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What kind of tape did you use? I've tried twice with different kinds of tapes and I can't get anything to work.
 
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looks real good! love that color!
 
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What kind of tape did you use? I've tried twice with different kinds of tapes and I can't get anything to work.
Im not sure exactly...its just whatever was sittin around in the garage. Did it just not stick very well or was it not thick enough? I just used the tape as a temporary thing til i get enough time to take the headlights out to get in there and screw it on. The only thing that sucks is that you can kinda see under the bottom lip a little if you get down and look at it close.
 
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Looks good. I order mine last night and it shipped today.
 
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I must have gotten some different type of delete kit. My bottom piece had 2 big clips that slid under the bumper and pulled it up to the delete. No tape, screws, or gaps!!!!
 
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