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Old 05-27-2019, 03:39 AM
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I had a BEAR of time trying to fit the grills inside the opening. I actually could not get the grills to fit unless I bent them then flattened them out behind the openings, afterwards I had a really difficult time aligning the zipties. After a few tries, lots of little cuts on my hands I gave up. I may try installing them again later.

The installs is definitely not as straightforward as I thought.
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I had a BEAR of time trying to fit the grills inside the opening. I actually could not get the grills to fit unless I bent them then flattened them out behind the openings, afterwards I had a really difficult time aligning the zipties. After a few tries, lots of little cuts on my hands I gave up. I may try installing them again later.

The installs is definitely not as straightforward as I thought.
Joe I will PM you and would be happy to talk/walk you through the install.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:32 PM
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Joe I will PM you and would be happy to talk/walk you through the install.
UPDATE: I ended using slightly longer zip ties, as I kept losing a grip on these smaller ones and sometimes they would fall out during positioning so I found ones that had a slightly longer and larger, made things much easier to manipulate once I got them in.

everything is all good now
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UPDATE: I ended using slightly longer zip ties, as I kept losing a grip on these smaller ones and sometimes they would fall out during positioning so I found ones that had a slightly longer and larger, made things much easier to manipulate once I got them in.

everything is all good now
Excellent!! Glad you got it worked out. I can include longer ones as well with the kits?
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Put me down for the one with the center radiator. I have ot added it yet but im in florida and its on the list. It would.be really cool if you figured out how to replace that center plastic piece anyway as it looks cheap
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ragabnh and Brian E ,I will be collaborating with Brian E to create grills for the 991 GTS. Subscribe at the website for updates!
Count me in as well. Interested in center and side grills.
Have 2016 Targa GTS.
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:26 PM
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Did My Install on my '12 C2S W/O parking Sensor -- went smooth -- just took my time and used plenty of light---

Fitting takes a little time as your trying to move them from the outside and hold it in position while you zip tie but nothing crazy--
I loosely did two of the zip ties while i used a hook-- (Bent piece of wire) to grab it from behind and pull it forward while adjusting position while I tightened the zip ties up and then finished the 3d zip on the fat part of the horizontal bracket-- this one is the hardest bc the zip is barely long enough-- I was going to use a longer zip but got it to work while I was using the hook to pull the screen forward towards me.----

Looks Great and am Very Happy

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Originally Posted by acwild70 View Post

Did My Install on my '12 C2S W/O parking Sensor -- went smooth -- just took my time and used plenty of light---

Fitting takes a little time as your trying to move them from the outside and hold it in position while you zip tie but nothing crazy--
I loosely did two of the zip ties while i used a hook-- (Bent piece of wire) to grab it from behind and pull it forward while adjusting position while I tightened the zip ties up and then finished the 3d zip on the fat part of the horizontal bracket-- this one is the hardest bc the zip is barely long enough-- I was going to use a longer zip but got it to work while I was using the hook to pull the screen forward towards me.----

Looks Great and am Very Happy
I ended up using longer zipties I had at home and Pliers to get a good grip on pulling them towards you. Also with the longer zip ties, they had a slightly larger locking head part, so they wouldn't fall out as easily when manipulating them.
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I guess they must have some effect. Have you made any flow or temperature measurements?
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Looks absolutely fabulous acwild70 !! Looks OEM!!! Thanks for the feedback and photos! I will be outfitting with longer cable ties for ease of installation!

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Did My Install on my '12 C2S W/O parking Sensor -- went smooth -- just took my time and used plenty of light---

Fitting takes a little time as your trying to move them from the outside and hold it in position while you zip tie but nothing crazy--
I loosely did two of the zip ties while i used a hook-- (Bent piece of wire) to grab it from behind and pull it forward while adjusting position while I tightened the zip ties up and then finished the 3d zip on the fat part of the horizontal bracket-- this one is the hardest bc the zip is barely long enough-- I was going to use a longer zip but got it to work while I was using the hook to pull the screen forward towards me.----

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Eric,

I installed mine today. It looks great. I’m really glad I went with your grills! Please make a Center Grill.

In addition to using longer zip ties, I recommend that you put in a few extra ties as one broke while I was installing it. I’m glad I had a handful of extras at home otherwise I would have had to drive to Home Depot.

Also, I added one extra zip tie on the bottom of the outside edge (ie bottom left corner of grill) as the grill felt a little flimsy with just 3 zip ties especially the bottom left corner.

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seems there is a gap in between the top of the grill and the bumper, can this be eliminated?

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Interested in grills for 991.2 GTS when available.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by 911Forever View Post
Eric,

I installed mine today. It looks great. I’m really glad I went with your grills! Please make a Center Grill.

In addition to using longer zip ties, I recommend that you put in a few extra ties as one broke while I was installing it. I’m glad I had a handful of extras at home otherwise I would have had to drive to Home Depot.

Also, I added one extra zip tie on the bottom of the outside edge (ie bottom left corner of grill) as the grill felt a little flimsy with just 3 zip ties especially the bottom left corner.


Thank you for the feedback! Longer cable ties have been added to future production kits! Glad you love the product look!!
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:41 AM
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Just did my install tonight. Took about 35 minutes and I really took my time, touched up a rock chip, cleaned all surfaces.

I'd say this is towards the "very easy" end of the scale just so long as you're somewhat dexterous.

Great kit, great price and looks fantastic.


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