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View Poll Results: Are you interested at the Jay Leno/T3 upper front grille?
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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How many are interested at the Jay Leno/Transformer 3 grille ?

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Here's my current plan for the grille

1. Direct replacement(no need to mod the front bumper)

2. Two horizontal bars in the front, and keep the vertical support bars in the rear (like the real Transformer 3/Jay Leno grille, the one Showstopper modded doesn't have the vertical support bars behind the two horizontal bars)

3. Non-solid like the stock one(instead of the 'solid' one like Kilo-9 spotted on the Transformers 3 Bee, don't see why anyone want a solid front grille lol, please check page 2 for the pic of the 'solid' grille)

4. Keep the bowtie slot like stock, but delete the SS/RS badge holder(for a cleaner look)





I think there is a lot of interest for the Jay Leno/Transformers 3 front upper grille, and no one’s making it at this time.

I talked to some people I know about making a Jay Leno/Transformers 3 grille and just want to see how many people are genuinely interested

And if you are interested, how much you think is a reasonable and acceptable price for you.

(Please keep in mind that it does cost money to do all the developing, molding, manufacturing, handling, etc, so PLEASE be realistic with the price)



Please respond to the poll so I can know how many people are interested, and reply to the thread regarding the price.





(Well most of you probably know how the Jay Leno/T3 grille looks like already, but here's a picture just in case. As you can see it's much cleaner looking compared to the stock upper front grille )


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Old 06-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
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If its done right.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:24 AM   #3
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If its done right.
Yep. I'm in if it's the exact same grille.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #4
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Yep. I'm in if it's the exact same grille.
Let's say one that's as close as possible, like the Showstopper one off one
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #5
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Here it is.
Thanks for the picture man

Really didn't see the verticle support before you mentioned it

but yes I will definitely have the verticle support if I do this
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I will buy it if it made like that.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:56 AM   #8
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I will buy it if it made like that.
Woah!?! Ofer buying a part? I'm just kidding man.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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i will bu it for sure if its the exact same.

If you can get the front bumper made, youll be in the money for sure as its going to sell like hot cakes, me being first
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #10
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i will bu it for sure if its the exact same.000

If you can get the front bumper made, youll be in the money for sure as its going to sell like hot cakes, me being first
I'm still waiting for more vote and more opinions on this, but if I do make it it will as close as possible(probably can't be 100% like exact same measurement since I don't have access to the original Jay Leno/T3 grill, but it will be very very close and won't tell any difference just by looking at it)


I'd love to make the bumper but ACS Composite mentioned some potential issues with a whole front bumper solution, such as the effect on impact sensor(located behind the bumper) IF there is a crash, and the 2.5/5MPH rule, etc.

I don't know how the aftermarket companies deal with these issues with their body kit (since there are a lot of full front bumper for other cars out there), so if anyone want to chime in and explain a little it will be great

The potential liability, cost of mold, price, etc are all issues to be considered for a full front bumper solution, and that's probably why no one have made one yet. (And thank you ACS for pointing out all the issues, never thought about some of them before)


Therefore the best, and safest way to get the bumper is probably mod it from an OEM one, which 2SSRS is currently doing right now
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #11
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Woah!?! Ofer buying a part? I'm just kidding man.
man stiger you beat me to it!
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #12
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man stiger you beat me to it!
Ok funny, but i see you as a fellow Car NUT so its all good.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:44 PM   #13
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Would definately buy if it's not over priced. And by over priced I mean, I'm not gonna pay 500 bones for a plastic grill. Maybe half that, or whatever is fair based on how much the stock grill cost.
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Ok funny, but i see you as a fellow Car NUT so its all good.
You know I'd rather have a DYI thread so that I could do it myself, but I don't mind buying things occasionally.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:17 PM   #15
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I wonder why GM hasn't made this available yet? Interesting...
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You know I'd rather have a DYI thread so that I could do it myself, but I don't mind buying things occasionally.
If i remember there was a thread at one time for this DYI its bean a long time but there is one on this site.
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I wonder why GM hasn't made this available yet? Interesting...
GM already have the stock grille and heritage grille designs. Maybe there is a decent amount of demand for this one but the demand is not big enough for GM to actually produce it? Who knows
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Would definately buy if it's not over priced. And by over priced I mean, I'm not gonna pay 500 bones for a plastic grill. Maybe half that, or whatever is fair based on how much the stock grill cost.
Well the stock grille is like dirt cheap($70, unpaint, before shipping) from GM parts websites, so there's no way this will be priced anything close to that.

I don't know how much everything is gonna cost right now but it won't be $500 for sure. I think it might cost a little more expensive than the heritage grille, like somewhere between $300-400. Again this is a very rough estimate, I will have a better estimate in a few days.
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Here's an idea has anyone reached out to jay leno,s shop I am sure gm did not make it but they commissioned a aftermarket company to make it we have everyone from the gm team on this site why not pose the question to them, someone made this set up for jay Leno we just need to find out who it is
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #21
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Here's an idea has anyone reached out to jay leno,s shop I am sure gm did not make it but they commissioned a aftermarket company to make it we have everyone from the gm team on this site why not pose the question to them, someone made this set up for jay Leno we just need to find out who it is
Maybe some movie prop company?
I mean they did make like 3 sets of these for the Transformers 3 movie
However I do think the grille and front are professionally modded with OEM parts
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #22
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Are we sure there is even a crash sensor just behind the plastic bumper? I had my bumper off just last weekend....there isn't much back there at all once you pull off the plastic bumper support and the grills themselves. Theres wiring for the fogs...and thats about it I think.
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Strangely enough, GM had a Transformers 3 movie car at the BBOMG event this past weekend...the grill was solid...as in no holes through it. It wasn't a full-blown non-functioning movie prop, as I saw it drive through the show field, but it definitely didn't have holes in it. Here's a pic:
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I would buy it only if it's Exactly the same.
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I voted yes.. A good reasonable price would be in the $300 to $350 range if the quality is there.
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