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Hey guys,

Some one had posted that they found this grille on ebay. I liked it, price was right ($80) so I ordered it up! I did not realize that shipping was $40 and it was coming from Taiwan! HA! Whoops. They did say it would take 15 to 20 days to arive, and it only took 10! So thats good.

Any way, lets get to the good part... PICs!!!


Here it is after I opend it from the box.



The one thing I did not like from the ebay pics was how see-through the mesh part was and how it almost looks like there is nothing there at all. But at least it looks like it can easily be replaced with some better mesh from a auto parts store...



The other down side to this, is the plastic is a little on the thin side. Its is not overly cheap, but I wish it was a little thicker. The snap in tabs that are on our stock grill, is mimicked on this one..... but with much less material... which equals a less sucure mount.

When the grille was installed, you could tell the snap in clips did not hold it as tight as the stocker did. It DID NOT feel like it would come loose, but it didnt sit as flush as I wanted it to. So I drilled one hole in the 2 main lower tabs, and used a zip tie to hold it a bit more snug. This help a ton, believe it or not.



Here you can see it is nice and tight and position as it should be.



The rest of the grill uses the stock hard ware,... well I should say plastic ware, lol. It uses the re-usable screw/rivots that are on top, just under the hood.

From begining to end this took about 20 - 30 mins, and that is including the removel time of the stock grille. So here is just a bunch of pics of my truck with the new grille.....









As you can see from this shot, when the sun is in front of you, it really hides the mesh that is so see through....



With the sun to your back.... the ugly comes out:(





This pic is a good one to show the gilles fit and finish. As you can see it lines up well with the hood, and as I showed earlier, it fits well in the trim between the bumper and the grille (after help from zip ties), but it does stick out a little bit by the head lights. These are aftermarket head lights so, its hard to know whos to blame on this.





Over all it looks decent in my book. If I were to rate it from 1 - 10, 10 being the best.... I would give it a 6.






My biggest gripe is the mesh, in fact some of the black paint from the mesh started to rub off already! I am very dis-pleased with this part of it. Also the thin plastic. At first I thought it was a total POS, but once installed it is faily ridged and succure.

It has not grown on me yet. I dont really know if I like it or if it took the Nissan identity away fron it. IDK yet, only a little time will tell. I think if I put better, thicker mesh on it, it should help the look. If not.... maybe you like it and can buy it from me. :)





Let me know your thoughts!
 

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I think it is defiently different but I am not sold on it yet either.

I wonder how it would look on Brutal's truck thou? It seems like there should be something there to show off and on a stock truck there simple isn't anything.

I would say add some lights but I am not sure how they would look either.

Now if you add an intercooler, that would be BA, lol. You just need to add a turbo/supercharger with it.
 

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I think it is defiently different but I am not sold on it yet either.

I wonder how it would look on Brutal's truck thou? It seems like there should be something there to show off and on a stock truck there simple isn't anything.

I would say add some lights but I am not sure how they would look either.

Now if you add an intercooler, that would be BA, lol. You just need to add a turbo/supercharger with it.
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I agree, 100%! But I lol when I think about running that by the wife! I dont think I could finish the sentance! HA!

I do like your thinking with some lights in there. What do you think about the thick... LESS transparent mesh? And what do you think would help the look... Black mesh, or aluminum mesh?
 

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As long as you like it man, Im not sure if I really do though. Seems kind of like its missing something in the center. Its nice that there's another option though, even if it is from taiwan hahaha. Whats funny to me is it doesn;t seem like it would be that hard to make a decent looking aftermarket grill. It doesn't seem like anyone has done that yet.
 

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Im kinda diggin it, but at same time, like 5speed said, it's like something is missing. Makes it kinda look like a 1st gen from the front. If painted to match truck color and a thicker(less see through) mesh it might be pretty b!tchin' though.

And I also agree. With all the companies making grilles, you would think atleast one of them would commit. I called BRP(Big Rolling Products) one time to see if they had a grille like the one they make for the Titan. BUT NO! Asked if they had plans to make a Fronty grille, and they said NO. But then again who is really gona pay $900 for a grille. which is what the average price of their grilles are. They do look super sweet though.
 

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The thicker mesh may look better. I am just not sure if thicker black mesh would make any difference thou.

The lights may work but there is no definition for them in the opening.

Side Idea: What about adding some kind of "teeth" to the opening? I have seen it done on other truck/cars but I am not sure how it would look with the opening in the lower grill. I kinda view the lower grill as the mouth since the headlights act like the eyes of a face.

IDK, I will keep thinking of ideas and will post up with I get a few more.
 

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The thicker mesh may look better. I am just not sure if thicker black mesh would make any difference thou.

The lights may work but there is no definition for them in the opening.

Side Idea: What about adding some kind of "teeth" to the opening? I have seen it done on other truck/cars but I am not sure how it would look with the opening in the lower grill. I kinda view the lower grill as the mouth since the headlights act like the eyes of a face.

IDK, I will keep thinking of ideas and will post up with I get a few more.
HA! I was thinking of the exact thing!!! The teeth would be cool, but IDK.... I was also thinking instead of teeth, maybe put in aluminum mesh, and paint 2 bars in it to look like the stock grille has.

And thats dubie, for keep'en the ideas com'en!

from the first pics i was thinking it looked ready to swallow any unlucky birds crossing the highway. scroll down and now you talk of adding teeth. lol

im with the others. looks like something is missing, which is emphasized by the largeness of the opening.
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That would b my luck too! lol. It would be funny if I could make it look like there was some kind of tubin, in there.... like the fan blads in the front of a jet engine! The out side rim of the grille reminds me of that! lol.

I like it.

If you wanted something in the middle you could put letters spaced out to spell Nissan.

like this.
http://www.eternallychocolate.com/temp/SEMA_pics/IMG_2551.thumb.jpg
Thanks mike :)

And you know what. I do like that.. the letters. I'm gonna look up where I can get them.

Thanks for ideas!
 

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Not a fan of this grill (or most aftermarket ones to be honest).
A+ for taking the plunge and trying something different out Jordo.
Most everyone appreciates a guinea pig on new avenues for our trucks.
Something is missing when you see the front of the truck though.
Maybe the NISSAN letters could improve that? Maybe you could install the "burger" onto the middle of the mesh?
I'd also be worrying about my radiator with the flimsy mesh, one rock could take it out.

I like the tough looking OEM front grille we have with sharp angles and a nice even flow.

In any case it is unique Jordo you probably won't see anyone else sporting one of those grilles on a Frontier in your area.

What matters is if you like it, it's your truck not ours, right?
 

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I need a new grill so if you need it gone, i'll take it, depending on the price.
 

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I know what's missing- lights! Put in a few hellas and call it a day
 

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If you put teeth it would look like how ratsworld truck looks, or use to since I'm not sure if it is still in tact. Do the teeth, that would be awesome.
 

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I remember that thread and seeing this grill on ebay, I thought about the same thing you've mentioned with it "missing something" when I saw it on ebay. The mesh is too small and weak looking. If you were able to get letters going across, kinda like the ford raptor, I think that would be cool. It would be nice if it had 2-3 horizantal bars kinda like a MK IV GTI. Thanks for sharing and trying something new...I love this site.
 

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I like it but I would also be looking to add something to it,I hate seeing all the crap behind the after market grilles
 

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Not a fan of this grill (or most aftermarket ones to be honest).
A+ for taking the plunge and trying something different out Jordo.
Most everyone appreciates a guinea pig on new avenues for our trucks.
Something is missing when you see the front of the truck though.
Maybe the NISSAN letters could improve that? Maybe you could install the "burger" onto the middle of the mesh?
I'd also be worrying about my radiator with the flimsy mesh, one rock could take it out.

I like the tough looking OEM front grille we have with sharp angles and a nice even flow.

In any case it is unique Jordo you probably won't see anyone else sporting one of those grilles on a Frontier in your area.

What matters is if you like it, it's your truck not ours, right?
1) Thanks! :)

2) Good point! Hadnt thought of that.

3) True that! But... could be cuz its ugly tho! :)


I need a new grill so if you need it gone, i'll take it, depending on the price.
You'll be the first one I contact.

If you put teeth it would look like how ratsworld truck looks, or use to since I'm not sure if it is still in tact. Do the teeth, that would be awesome.
What kind of teeth? And dont say buck teeth! :laugh: And what ever happend to the dude anyway? I dont see him much on here any more.

I remember that thread and seeing this grill on ebay, I thought about the same thing you've mentioned with it "missing something" when I saw it on ebay. The mesh is too small and weak looking. If you were able to get letters going across, kinda like the ford raptor, I think that would be cool. It would be nice if it had 2-3 horizantal bars kinda like a MK IV GTI. Thanks for sharing and trying something new...I love this site.
I like all of thoes ideas! I'll be photo shoping fool tomorrow at work! lol.

I like it but I would also be looking to add something to it,I hate seeing all the crap behind the after market grilles
110% agreed! I think step one is get some better mesh, and re-evaluate.

I have a busy weekend coming up, but I will at least stop and pick some mesh up on my home from work tomorrow. Hopfully monday eveing I can get it put together....


But untill then guys, if an idea pops into your head... it cant be worse then what I got now! :laugh: Lets hear it!


Thanks for all of your feed back guys!
 

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Jordo: If you're down with the lettering, just take the FRONTIER off your tail gate and wire them to the grille(temporarily) to see if you like it. The letters might be a little small, but maybe it would give an idea.
Another alternative to mesh would be this stuff we used on my pop's tractor grille. It was sheet metal that we picked up from a local metal shop. It had lazer cut holes in it, to make it a "mesh" and was available with many different size holes. I forget how thick the actual metal was, but it was like autobody panel thickness, maybe a little heavier. The stuff we grabbed had 1/8 inch holes in it. Sorry if the description is vague, Im trying to think of a better way to describe it, but can't. Maybe kinda like a metal screen you would see in the bottom of some commercial sinks. If interested I could snap a picture of the stuff?
 

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Jordo: If you're down with the lettering, just take the FRONTIER off your tail gate and wire them to the grille(temporarily) to see if you like it. The letters might be a little small, but maybe it would give an idea.
Another alternative to mesh would be this stuff we used on my pop's tractor grille. It was sheet metal that we picked up from a local metal shop. It had lazer cut holes in it, to make it a "mesh" and was available with many different size holes. I forget how thick the actual metal was, but it was like autobody panel thickness, maybe a little heavier. The stuff we grabbed had 1/8 inch holes in it. Sorry if the description is vague, Im trying to think of a better way to describe it, but can't. Maybe kinda like a metal screen you would see in the bottom of some commercial sinks. If interested I could snap a picture of the stuff?
Sounds good! Like the thing you pour spagetti into and all thewater pours out but the spagetti stays in there... a colinder, or some thing?

YES! PIC's!!!

Thanks bro! Thanks alot for your effort!
 

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Not a fan of this grill (or most aftermarket ones to be honest).
A+ for taking the plunge and trying something different out Jordo.
Most everyone appreciates a guinea pig on new avenues for our trucks.
Something is missing when you see the front of the truck though.
Maybe the NISSAN letters could improve that? Maybe you could install the "burger" onto the middle of the mesh?
I'd also be worrying about my radiator with the flimsy mesh, one rock could take it out.

I like the tough looking OEM front grille we have with sharp angles and a nice even flow.

In any case it is unique Jordo you probably won't see anyone else sporting one of those grilles on a Frontier in your area.

What matters is if you like it, it's your truck not ours, right?
all of this^^ and i agree, this would be awesome with a huge FMIC behind it
 

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Jordo: Oh, you're good. Yeah just like a strainer/colinder knda stuff, prob even the exact material they would use only not stainless steel. I go get picks now, gimme 10 min.
 
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