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hey, does anyone have a orange 2010 koup sx with the billet grille? I'm going to get one and can't decide on the gloss black or the Aluminum style, trying to find pics with the orange koup and i can't seem to find any. I'm leaning towards the black as the cars tinted, but i wonder if the black will be too much....any suggestions would be great.....


this is the grill KIA FORTE KOUP 2010 2011 CUSTOM BILLET GRILLE GRILL | eBay
 

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Can't help you on the look but if you get one please post pics of the install. I'm thinking about getting the polished for my silver koup, after I rekouperate from the repairs.

I'd like to see how the grill has to be cut and pics of how it's mounted before I commit to buying them.
 

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ok, once its done ill put some pics up. From what i can tell ill be cutting out the mount where the kia emblem is and the billet grill will just overlay the rest. Far as i know it kinda zip ties in. I'll let you know for sure once i do it. Theres also billet grill you can buy that goes around the emblem, so you don't have to cut anything...
 

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For silver koups definetly get the aluminum one.

for burnt orange, get the black powdercoated.





I couldn't find orange, so i put my blue koup in

 

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here you can kinda see the 4 vertical bars which you zip tie to your stick grille.


and here's what your stock grille will look like after chopping it up
 

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hey thanks,
I love the grill, its sharp looking. I ordered the black one, can't wait to get it and put it on, looks easy enough to install. pics to come..
 

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The only 2 hard parts were cutting up the emblem. Its was a PITA. (would've been easier if i had my dremel, i eneded up melting it off with a soldering iron).

the second part was fitting your hand behind the grille to tighten the zip-ties. if you follow the baseball method you should be good.
 

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How was installing the bottom grille, I would imagine removing the cover from the bottom will give you enough room to get your hands to tie the bottom grille on.

Also, noodile quick question. Is it possible to remove more of the stock grille that you have your mounting points but that is it? I dont want to be able to see the stock honeycomb through the new grille.
 

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How was installing the bottom grille, I would imagine removing the cover from the bottom will give you enough room to get your hands to tie the bottom grille on.

Also, noodile quick question. Is it possible to remove more of the stock grille that you have your mounting points but that is it? I dont want to be able to see the stock honeycomb through the new grille.
yes you can remove more of the honey comb. just make sure you keep some to maintain structural integrity. (if you notice, there are 2 middle bars close to each other, i think it would be ok to remove the honeycomb between them).

and to mout the bottom grille, just reach down through the HOLE you made when you removed your emblem. its more than big enough to reach and tighten the zip ties. just make sure its not sharp. Also, make sure you mount the bottom one first, then the top. not the other way around. and get some heavy duty black zip ties
 

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Noodile, in the first pic you posted of your ride there's white markings all over the grille. Did it need to be washed or is that paint chip from the rocks and road debris? I know you painted it yourself but I'm wondering if the same thing will happen if I buy the grille from the seller off eBay and have them ship it in the black paint.
 

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I received mine today with the gloss black powder coating, the quality is fantastic and don't foresee any major problems since rocks getting that far up is rare for me.
 

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I received mine today with the gloss black powder coating, the quality is fantastic and don't foresee any major problems since rocks getting that far up is rare for me.
Nice. I eventually will be getting the same but probably not for quite some time. I might hit you up later down the road to see how it's holding up. Post some pics when you get some time.
 

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Noodile, in the first pic you posted of your ride there's white markings all over the grille. Did it need to be washed or is that paint chip from the rocks and road debris? I know you painted it yourself but I'm wondering if the same thing will happen if I buy the grille from the seller off eBay and have them ship it in the black paint.
Its chips. you shouldn't worry about it as long as they powder coat it. mine is getting powder coated over summer. Aiden's is powder-coated and its been perfect according to him.
 

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I received mine today with the gloss black powder coating, the quality is fantastic and don't foresee any major problems since rocks getting that far up is rare for me.
top one should stay fine. bottom one, you might have some light issue down the roads. I have taken some rock chips on the bottom one that dented and chipped the aluminum grille. (before it was painted) i think i'm gonna need to Powder coat the bottom one again in 2 years or so.
 
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