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Although, the one that you have doesn't look like it requires any modifications done to it to make it fit. The only downside would be the material that was used to make it.
The c-mod grille does require some drilling for installation. Don't have this grille myself but some use the OEM piece of the grille to match up the holes so they can drill some holes on the aftermarket piece to make it fit. If that makes any sense (forgot the name of the plastic piece). Downside of both grilles would be the plastic mesh.
If you wanna replace that than here's a site to buy the material. I would recommend the diamond mesh which resembles the mesh that it came with. You can also have them powder coat it black as well:
completely agree with 6.5 - a good friend of mine has the c-mod replica, looked fine until we had to do the install...
wire looked like something from a chicken coop and the plastic was faded on some parts. After seeing that, I opted to go with the C-Mod grille and have been very happy with the product and install was a breeze (see pics below)
i have this grille and there is nothing wrong with it. i think there are two areas where you have to drill holes in and the bottom you would need a fastener to keep it down but that's up to you. the mesh isn't all that bad either but i'm looking to replace it anyway
Theres a chance youll get a metal mesh.. I bought my CMOD off another member and he said he never replaced the mesh but mine has a metal mesh.. It doesnt look as bad as the plastic ones but the gap is too large for me.
The cmod grille looks grey in that picture. Isn't it black? Also how easy is it to take that mesh off for a better replacement mesh as mentioned in an earlier posting? What do you use to trim mesh to fit cmod grille? Wire cutters???
04 Maxima 3.5 SE - 52,000 miles - Majestic Blue/5AT - Leather/Moonroof/Bose
Appearance - 07 Trunk Spoiler/Cover Plate, Black Billet Grille, & Blacked Out Roof Trim
Its black but its a matte finish. I sprayed mine gloss black with krylon fusion for plastics. Next week Im taking it off and respraying the outer rim, spraying the mesh flat black and getting some black screws to hold the mesh in.
Gonna get this style grill soon. Still debating if i should spend the extra cash for the c-mod. I think i would rather get the metal mesh that comes with the c-mod, but if the ebay one looks exactly the same with better fit and no drilling like Oryxavier said then the ebay grille is a much better deal. Only reason i havent ordered it yet is because i think i would want the metal mesh. Coryxavier can u post some pics of ur grille? if i order the plastic one it's gonna b from the seller u recomended.
your grill looks great. it fits really good. did you get the one with the metal mesh or is the grille one plastic piece? i looked on www.bayspeedaerokit.com but they dont have much info on the grill. i'm guessing u got the one for $120; is that including shipping?? they only have a white one pictured how did you get it in black?
It has a metal mesh. I was looking for a carbon fiber grill and they were the only guys who had it. On their website it cost $ 216 + shipping, but I talked the sales guy down to $190 w/shipping.
On the car this mesh actually looks black. Fitting was a b..tch as all carbon fiber parts
Does anyone have a write up of step by step instruction on how to install the C-mod grill on 2004 Maxima? I've found write ups on how to remove factory grill, but nothing on installation of the C-Mod grill - for example, I know I have to drill holes that's lined up to the factory holes, but do folks suggest zip tie or bolt & nuts to fasten it? Also how do you hold down bottom of the gill? Thanks in advance
its has plastic mesh that can be easily replaced but i didnt do that cause its just as good. only thing with this grille is that it has to be secured at the bottom. i screwed mine to the top of the bumper with 2 screws to the middle of the bottom portion of the grille. you'll never see it but it beats having that bend on the top like the c-mod has. plus the holes line up perfect. they also supply new tab inserts in the box as well
Last edited by CXJ Performance; 08-05-2011 at 06:48 PM.
Just an update.. my CMOD came with some silver screws that showed through and started to randomly fall out.. I didnt realize this until I left my gf's place and my grill was hanging straight down from the top screws...
Solution: If anyone else is having this problem, I removed all of the screws, used 3 as guides and used epoxy at random spots around the inside perimeter. It looks better to me than when I had the screws holding it in because the gap is eliminated and it looks much more seamless.
I bought the Ebay grille. No drilling required and the mesh is made of metal. All I had to do was secure it to the bottom (which would be the top of the bumper) with zip ties and I used metal bolts at the top for a more secure fitment.
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