The install was not difficult. I had my 11 year old son help me out. Once I got all of the bolts out I just reached up from inside the passenger wheel well and unpluged the wire harness. The front fascia just slid right off. It's not very heavy. I laid it on a blanket and removed the stock grill. I would say it took me an hour and a half taking my time and following all of the instructions. I too am undecided about putting anything back on the grille. I may just find some way to install the small red SS emblem and go with that.