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Old 04-16-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
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Blacked out mesh grill complete!

Thought I might as well knock this out on Sunday. I'm pretty well pleased

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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Looks nice!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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not bad. how long did it take you?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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not bad. how long did it take you?
Took about an hour to separate and cut the slats out, including taking a dremel to the remaining bits where the slats were to smooth things out. After that it was really just spraying, waiting, spraying, waiting..

Compared to the the grill mesh job on my 9-5, this was CAKE. The three-piece grill on the 9-5/9-3 is challenging the first time you do it, because the tolerances for fitment are tiny. Once you get the actual template made it goes quick.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Black Saabs need black grilles. I would probably have done it in gloss, but it looks a lot better than before!
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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Black Saabs need black grilles. I would probably have done it in gloss, but it looks a lot better than before!
I dunno..I thought about gloss...but the ones I saw with gloss looked out-of-place a little since it wasn't actually a part of the bumper like on my 9-5. Either way it looks loads better than the chrome. I like the matte finish since it pics up on the matter accents of the car like the rear of the bootlip spoiler, the door handles, the side mouldings. Everyone that has seen it so far has really commented that they love the matte finish above all. To each his own I guess!

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I also have it done the same as you except i took the middle bar out and the mesh is silver. Plastidip ftw.
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I did my grille gloss black with super fine screen door mesh on my 1994 CDE. It looked surprisingly good! I think black is the only color that looks good with a matched grille.

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I like the fine mesh grille on your CDE, I did my grille in silver, removed the middle bar, and used black plastic rain gutter guard. Looks pretty good, Ill have to uploaded a picture. BTW AeroJ your Aero is really looking awesome! I need to get a front vanity plate for my car soon.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #10
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BTW AeroJ your Aero is really looking awesome!
Thanks bro! As soon as these Konis arrive, it's goin' DOWN. Literally. They are on the slow boat from Holland :-/

In the meantime, window tint is going on and a short shifter, and I'm done....Well maybe spacers for the rear. Oh yeah and the SAS sway bar kit. Man this is always how it goes huh
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I know what you mean bub, starts out as a "oh I'm just gonna get it a little spiffed up for daily driving" and before you know it, bam a 1000 dollars just disappeared. So what percentage window tint you thinking about? In your Super Aero thread I posted some pics of my CS that has 35 percent on all the windows. I can post more with that percentage if you like, I have 20 on my Aero side windows and 5 on the rear and you can't see shit in or out of that. So if you like being able to see at night where poles are, don't do 5 on the rear. Aero bumpers are hard to come by when you need one. Oh and can't wait to see your car lowered. I might soon be lowering my CS!
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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So what percentage window tint you thinking about?..... Oh and can't wait to see your car lowered. I might soon be lowering my CS!
Well, my 9-5 has 20% all around which I love, but the cops around here are becoming bastards about pulling people over because of tint. I'm thinking of just going with 35% on the 9000 just so I don't get hassled. Man I am so ready to lower this thing. I called today and they said 3-4 more weeks on the Konis. Lemme get the Aero sitting right and yours is next!



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any picture's of a c9000 grille with the center bar cut out ?
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Is your 9-5 a wagon or sedan? Cool idea would be to do your rear hatch window on your 9000 20 percent and get all the other ones 35 percent. You won't notice they are different shades cause the newer 9000s don't have the little side window anymore and it would keep the fronts looking darker and if the cops pull you over and test it, it will be legit legal. Cause its not like they are going to test your rear window.
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Is your 9-5 a wagon or sedan? Cool idea would be to do your rear hatch window on your 9000 20 percent and get all the other ones 35 percent. You won't notice they are different shades cause the newer 9000s don't have the little side window anymore and it would keep the fronts looking darker and if the cops pull you over and test it, it will be legit legal. Cause its not like they are going to test your rear window.
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Yeah you're right about doing the back window 20% and the rest 35%. They can't really check the back window Good idea!
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Nice 9-5, what year is that? Yeah I mean technically if the cop was really ambitions he could check your rear window but you could just tell him your trunk doesn't open and he wouldn't wanna crawl around there. Idk it worked for me like the 4 times I was pulled over for tint on my Aero, only once I was ticketed and that was because I wasn't wearing my seat belt.
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Nice 9-5, what year is that? Yeah I mean technically if the cop was really ambitions he could check your rear window but you could just tell him your trunk doesn't open and he wouldn't wanna crawl around there. Idk it worked for me like the 4 times I was pulled over for tint on my Aero, only once I was ticketed and that was because I wasn't wearing my seat belt.
It's a 2003 Aero, but I swapped out the front bumper and fogs for the 2004/2005 Aero bumper, which was unique to those two years only. That car is my heart man! I got the 9000 Aero as a daily driver, but it's so nice that it's quickly moving up in the ranks.

Yeah I hear ya. I'm trying to not give a reason to get pulled over for ANYTHING. I prefer no interactions with law enforcement. Ever.





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It's a 2003 Aero, but I swapped out the front bumper and fogs for the 2004/2005 Aero bumper, which was unique to those two years only. That car is my heart man! I got the 9000 Aero as a daily driver, but it's so nice that it's quickly moving up in the ranks.

Yeah I hear ya. I'm trying to not give a reason to get pulled over for ANYTHING. I prefer no interactions with law enforcement. Ever.





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Mmmhmm, same with me my newly purchased 9000 CS has been moving up too, you take really good care of your 9-5 man. I think when I finally stop being stubborn and move onto NG Saabs I'm prolly gonna get a 9-5 cause its basically the replacement for the 9000 right?
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Mmmhmm, same with me my newly purchased 9000 CS has been moving up too, you take really good care of your 9-5 man. I think when I finally stop being stubborn and move onto NG Saabs I'm prolly gonna get a 9-5 cause its basically the replacement for the 9000 right?
Yep its the replacement. TOTALLY different car than the 9000. In many ways, the 9-5 is an improvement, but the 9000 is a true SAAB inside and out. Don't even bother getting a 9-5 if it's not an Aero, seriously. The base models are a joke. GM's influence was really starting to show, particularly in 2004 when they starting removing standard features.


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Old 04-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #20
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True bro, did they make wagon Aeros? I really know nothing of of post-GM Saabs other than that the 9-7 is a trailblazer. I think i would want a red wagon in stick. Kinda a dream ride, what is your favorite year 9-5? A 2003 since you say they started getting cheap with them after that?
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