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Old 12-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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ZL1 front end conversion: Which upper grille?

I am doing the zl1 front end conversion and was wondering if i should keep my stock RS grille or put on a heritage grille?
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Personally I prefer the stock grill or a phantom ...it fades to black real nice
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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ZL1 grill FTW!

I snap a few pic during the pick up and I debadged the emblem! Still waiting for the emblempros for the new RS badge.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Maybe the herit.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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I dont know what to do! I like all 3 grilles but i dont know which would look better. Price does come into play for my winter mod fund.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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I am doing the zl1 front end conversion and was wondering if i should keep my stock RS grille or put on a heritage grille?

My car in the first picture.

I would go with the stock RS grille or the ZL1 grille.

I'm not a fan of the Heritage-the grille doesn't seem to go together with the ZL1's bumper grille. It's a retro-looking piece while the rest of the car has a modern look. If you do go with the Heritage, I think it looks best unpainted/natural color. But then you have to decide which badge(s) you want to leave on or off.

I went with the stock grille to save some time and money. I did not want to slap an emblem on the ZL1 grille or have one customized. I haven't seen one that I like yet. The stock grille looks good the way it is and pays homage to the original ZL1 look. Does the ZL1 grille flow any better than the stock grille?



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Old 12-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #10
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Stock RS grille. The way GM unleashed the ZL1 in the beginning.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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My car in the first picture.

I would go with the stock RS grille or the ZL1 grille.

I'm not a fan of the Heritage-the grille doesn't seem to go together with the ZL1's bumper grille. It's a retro-looking piece while the rest of the car has a modern look. If you do go with the Heritage, I think it looks best unpainted/natural color. But then you have to decide which badge(s) you want to leave on or off.

I went with the stock grille to save some time and money. I did not want to slap an emblem on the ZL1 grille or have one customized. I haven't seen one that I like yet. The stock grille looks good the way it is and pays homage to the original ZL1 look. Does the ZL1 grille flow any better than the stock grille?



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I absolutely love your car and the way it looks! Its a beautiful set up and i think i might just do the same with mine. It pays to just use the stock and not spend more money on the heritage. The way your car looks with the stock grille is clean and looks mean with the zl1 front end!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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ZL1 Frony Rnd Cost?

What's the most inexpensive way to get a ZL- front end without the paint?


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I absolutely love your car and the way it looks! Its a beautiful set up and i think i might just do the same with mine. It pays to just use the stock and not spend more money on the heritage. The way your car looks with the stock grille is clean and looks mean with the zl1 front end!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #13
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Cost?

How much did or have you paid for your front-end conversion? I'm trying to save as much $$$ as possible.


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I am doing the zl1 front end conversion and was wondering if i should keep my stock RS grille or put on a heritage grille?
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:48 PM   #14
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Price is really not a concern for me but I went with Gary custom un painted in order to get better match. The going with heritage. Next if not would be the zl1 grill. Don't care for the OEM grill on zl1 for some reason. Looks ok just not as custom looking IMO. I might choose the zl1 after some front lighting mods or badges come out. As stated will be running heritage with badges on mine

I paid around $1300 I think from Gary for un painted and then body shop couple hundred once painted and installed
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #15
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given the choice, the stock grille. but i like the ZL1 grille
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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Might be due to some of the photos showing the heritage painted same as car. Other grills are black. Mine will be painted black heritage along with front black out panel. Should hopefully be done in about 2 weeks.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #17
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:54 PM   #18
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
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