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Old 09-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Loose grille

One of my kidneys is loose. I can pop it in, but it seems to want to pop back out. If I play with it, I can the whole 2 piece grille out no problem. Is there something broken with the kidney or am I missing clips on the hood itself? I looked and cant make heads or tails of it? Would black mattes solve the problem?
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like the plastic clips are broken on the factory grill as the hood has metal clips that hold it in place and are hard to break. The matte black grills would replace the entire grill set and solve your issue if that is the case.
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Sounds like the plastic clips are broken on the factory grill as the hood has metal clips that hold it in place and are hard to break. The matte black grills would replace the entire grill set and solve your issue if that is the case.
Nick - the ones you sell? Any discounts for forum members?
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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We have them fairly cheap on the site so we aren't running any specials beyond that
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:24 AM   #5
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Seems like these chinese made matte black grills shrink over time. Mine is pretty loose now. The gaps are horrible.
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