so I was browsing around on ebay and came across 2012 FORD FOCUS BILLET GRILLE 4PC COMBO KIT. Figured some people might be interested. Would be nice to see it on a car. [scratch]
I was reading their auction descriptionI was about to write the same thing... I originally fell in love with this car because of the blacked out front louvers.
I can't tell if I like it or not.
So they do offer all flat black/gloss black finish. I would probably much rather be interested in that but would definitely need to see pics first. They got decent rating reviews.If you would rather have it with the standard satin (brushed aluminum) finish, or perhaps powdercoated ENTIRELY (all flat black, or gloss black for example),
Considering only some models have the shutters, I don't see how it would matter much.Err... If those things are just slats and completely open, it kind of throws all the aerodynamics for the front end out the window. I think the grill is supposed to be completely closed except for when the little shutters open.
But, then, I don't have my car yet either.
$300 for a grille is not cheap, imho. I trust ebay reviewers and majority of the negative/neutrals are from late shipping.I couldn't find much about the company based on a quick Google search. Unfortunately their name is a pretty generic term and a lot of websites have 'UTV products' they offer that are coming up. Found what COULD be the company, under a different name then the eBay account, that sells a lot of UTV stuff along with billet grilles for various vehicles...didn't see the 2012 Focus there and didn't see much in terms of buying right off their site.
Long story short I'm not sure I believe these are a quality product being less then $300. Maybe I'm off base, but I'd like to think that a 100% American made product from 6061 billet would cost a bit more. I'll talk to my machinist buddy soon and see what he has to say. I wouldn't be terribly interested if it's poorly made.
Also, would have to figure out something to block the top half of the main grill, as it looks absurd with the support structure there. Maybe a piece of black plastic against the support would work, I dunno.
We have already had TONS of interest in this grille kit. If you're an active member of that forum and you post quite often please give me a call because I've got the deal of a lifetime for you!
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I want pictures! I assume he wants to contact us for a "group-buy" offer?I was linked to your item from the Focus Fanatics website and many of us are definitely curious and interested in the Grille. I was personally wondering if you could provide any pictures with the grille mounted directly on the car and/or provide a picture with the Grille with the Glossy Black finish. Many of us would love to see how this would look in black.