October 02, 2009
Good but not Perfect
This grill is a nice modification for you V6 mustang. Let me cover the pros, cons and some basic installation tidbits.
#1, it fits without cutting or making modifications
#2, the lights are nice and big, and are in the right place (far off to the right/left)
#3, all of the lights, bulbs, and wiring are included
#4, it looks good
#1, if you want to have the pony on it, there is no place to mount it. having the pony is just not part of this design
#2, the LED angel eye rings are OK, but not essential. it is a matter of opinion, but I am not crazy about them (they are sort of a blueish color). I just wanted the nice big GT style fog lights. and this fits the bill
#3, I would prefer a flat black option (as opposed to chrome or black chrome. which is still bright, but several shades darker than regular chrome)
#1, you have to seal the lights with silicone (around the seams) or they will fog up. lame, but not that big a deal
#2, pop the old grill out (that can be a chore BTW. you will probably have to break a few of the snap posts off to get it out), then pop this one in, which may take a little bending and torqueing (to get around the light assemblies. but it finally snapped in perfectly.
#3, if your stock mustang doesn't already have fog lights, you will have to run all the wiring into the cabin (it is all included)
#4, if your stock mustang does have fog lights. this is easy, the fog lights connect directly to the existing clips, and if you tap the LED angel eye lights into your left side running light (the farthest bulb to the outstide), your existing cabin controls can run all of the options.
#5, I wanted to keep my pony (painted black), and this grill has no option for doing that. So, I used 3M double sided tape, and just glued it on. note: I couldn't mount the pony in the center, because the grill comes to a point there instead I had to off-set it to the right.
See my photos above (blacked out mustang)
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