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      07-11-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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Fully Open Lower Grille

I like the pattern of OEM lower grille but it would be nice if the sides of the grille weren't closed off. Does anyone have suggestions? Im not a big fan of the tight mesh from RaceMesh.

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I can't see the attached photo, but I assume you're talking about the grille in front of the FMIC.

I recently had everything open, installing a new intercooler, and decided to try to open up the ends of the grill. First, I tried to cut/dremel out the diamond shaped plastic filling for each hole in the mesh... Nearly impossible to do cleanly with the tools I have. So I ended up just cutting out the ends that are filled (while leaving the rim of the grille for attachment).
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Here's a couple photos from today. Both from a distance and up close.
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That's a pretty good alternative... Thanks for the advice on dremeling out the the diamonds; that did cross my mind... i don't think, i want to take on that task.
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I swapped the grill.

well, and the bumper, and the duct work, and the....
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I swapped the grill.

well, and the bumper, and the duct work, and the....
That looks very clean. How'd you do it?
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It's a 1M Rep bumper...
The center grill comes that way, no mods required
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I was considering doing this, my plan was to use the mesh off an STi or Evo front bumper though lol.
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