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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:37 am

Nicely done. You've got me considering this now...
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:44 am

Thanks guys!

I was going to go with the Interceptor grille, and it was a tough call but decided to go with the SHO grille and add it to the financing.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:18 pm

I'm still seriously debating the Interceptor grill... do they sell the single part or does the whole fascia have to be purchased?
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:00 pm

I have the SHO grille, but the Interceptor Sedan grille will work. All you need is a grille.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:01 am

Someone over at TCCA did the Interceptor grille. Impressive.

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/119-5th ... ost1759638

I'm leaning hard toward this, just have to see how to get the front fascia off to perform the installation.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by zoomerii » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

With the additional chrome touches on the Limited, I think the SHO grill looks best. The Interceptor grill does look good with the SEL model though, probably because there are fewer chrome accents.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:44 pm

Domain wrote:Someone over at TCCA did the Interceptor grille. Impressive.

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/119-5th ... ost1759638

I'm leaning hard toward this, just have to see how to get the front fascia off to perform the installation.
There is a post I made in this thread that explains how to get that off. The dealership did it without raising the car however.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:45 pm

zoomerii wrote:With the additional chrome touches on the Limited, I think the SHO grill looks best. The Interceptor grill does look good with the SEL model though, probably because there are fewer chrome accents.
Exactly what I meant to say
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Greg9933 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:20 am

Nice upgrade. I feel a hit coming to my discretionary spending account.

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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:06 pm

Well, I just ordered the Interceptor grille from Tasca. $107 -- not terrible considering that the dealer wanted $162 plus tax. Still waiting on the ship price from Tasca, though.

No matter what grille you go with -- PI or SHO grille -- damn is the look sweet. I can't wait.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:17 pm

Greg9933 wrote:Nice upgrade. I feel a hit coming to my discretionary spending account.

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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:18 pm

Domain wrote:Well, I just ordered the Interceptor grille from Tasca. $107 -- not terrible considering that the dealer wanted $162 plus tax. Still waiting on the ship price from Tasca, though.

No matter what grille you go with -- PI or SHO grille -- damn is the look sweet. I can't wait.
Post pics when you change over. Yea, the look is bad a$#!
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:33 pm

Grille came today! Looks incredible... I'll post some pics when I get it on the car. Tragically, it'll be a few days until I get to that point, though.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:38 am

GhostRider wrote:
Domain wrote:Someone over at TCCA did the Interceptor grille. Impressive.

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/119-5th ... ost1759638

I'm leaning hard toward this, just have to see how to get the front fascia off to perform the installation.
There is a post I made in this thread that explains how to get that off. The dealership did it without raising the car however.
How did they do this without lifting the car?
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:29 am

Domain wrote:
GhostRider wrote:
Domain wrote:Someone over at TCCA did the Interceptor grille. Impressive.

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/119-5th ... ost1759638

I'm leaning hard toward this, just have to see how to get the front fascia off to perform the installation.
There is a post I made in this thread that explains how to get that off. The dealership did it without raising the car however.
How did they do this without lifting the car?
I have no idea. The front of the car was facing way from me and never did I see the front wheels leave the ground.

Cant wait to see your pics!
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:01 am

Either today or tomorrow at the latest.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:40 am

Holy crap. We're having a devil of a time right now. There are plastic/nylon screws holding the fender together just in front of the wheel wells. Neither will come out. We destroyed one (we bought replacements) and will probably have to destroy the opposite side momentarily as well.

It's the final obstacle from getting the bumper off.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by jmr061 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:49 am

Domain wrote:Holy crap. We're having a devil of a time right now. There are plastic/nylon screws holding the fender together just in front of the wheel wells. Neither will come out. We destroyed one (we bought replacements) and will probably have to destroy the opposite side momentarily as well.

It's the final obstacle from getting the bumper off.
Those are the stupid phillips head plastic screws into a plastic expanding holder. I usually take a very small flat blade screwdriver and either pull the "screw" out or at least use it to get leverage on the screw and then unscrew it.

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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Domain » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:41 pm

Man, that sucked.

Anyway, the results? Awesome.

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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Webmaster » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:22 pm

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