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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old April 5th, 2012, 14:44   #1
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Default Honeycomb Grille upgrade

I have a shadow blue mk v Jetta, and am looking to install the GLI/GTI honeycomb grill. I was wondering if there is anyone who would not recommend this, and why not? The best option I have found is this: http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Hone...lle/ES2070654/

Anyone had any problems with ecs parts? Pictures of any converts, or other recommendations will be highly appreciated. Or if anyone has a picture of just the honecomb grille, and the original "slotted" lower grille and airvents, that would be awesome. Thanks!
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Old April 5th, 2012, 15:37   #2
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I've done a little more research, and i want the honeycomb grille, but I don't have fog lights, and I don't want to just leave my stock air vents with that chrome strip, any suggestions on what to do about the chrome strip just on the air vents?



Basically like this minus the fog lights
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Old April 5th, 2012, 17:50   #3
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Yea im with yall on this one, i was thinking about getting the fog light bezels that match the honey comb grill though, but anything looks better than that cheeeeeesy chrome face!!!
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I just used black-out tape and covered up the chrome. Looks OK.



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I just used black-out tape and covered up the chrome. Looks OK.



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Black out tape? I am unfamiliar
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You should be able to find it in most auto parts stores, or here: http://www.amazon.com/Trimbrite-T900...3682469&sr=8-1

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I just covered mine with Carbon fiber vinyl.



I also did some interior trim, which I think came out pretty darn good.




Of course, there is also the Wolfsburg grille kit

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Old April 5th, 2012, 22:36   #8
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@Robert Ford: Hey I'm just curious, how does that work when your car gets wet?

@Don: Thanks for all your help Don. How is it holding up? Would I be better of going with the tape, or just plasti-dipping the whole thing?
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@Don: Thanks for all your help Don. How is it holding up? Would I be better of going with the tape, or just plasti-dipping the whole thing?
It has been on for over 1.5 years and no problems so far. Plasti-dip would probably also work. I just happened to have the blackout tape on hand (from a previous car) so I used it. Cheap and easy.

You can also remove the chrome completely (instead of covering it up), but it is more work. See this thread: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=244727

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I used blackout tape on the chrome strips over the left & Right grilles and plasti-dipped the chrome slats in the center grille around the emblem, and installed smoked sidemarkers. The only chrome left on my front is the bottom center grille thin surround, the large middle bumper section, and the emblem. I think it's a good balance (on black anyways).
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Not my car, but looks like this.

http://jpegbay.com/gallery/001584944-.html#1
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