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Modern Billet Retro Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Aggressive Retro Styling
    • Delete Fog Lights
    • Billet Aluminum Construction
    • Black Powdercoat Finish
    • Upper Replacement Grille
    • Lower Overlay Grille
    • Sold Separately or as a Combo Kit
    • Fits 2010-2012 GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com. And I'm checking out a can't miss retro mod for the front end of your 2010 through 2012 GT. Thanks to Modern Billets, upper and lower billet grilles available in your choice of either black or polished. As you might have guessed from the name, Modern Billet is a company that specializes in designing and producing a wide variety of styling and accessories for your Mustang using nothing but 100% aircraft grade billet aluminum. Now this upper grille draws its inspiration from the legendary 1966 Shelby GT 350. Now some people may argue that this car kicked off the billet grille trend that would later find its way onto everything from passenger cars to pickup trucks, is now more popular than ever on today's rides. In addition, that modern billet upper grille also deletes the signature GT fog lights and the factory running pony emblem, making for a real clean look when installed. The lower grille, which we are also featuring in this video, filled the void nicely on the lower portion of the factory bumper, and really makes for a dramatic look when paired with that upper grill. Now even though we do have the upper and lower grille paired up for this video, they are available separately. So for instance, if you just wanted to go with that retro-themed upper grille and leave the lower portion stock, you totally could. However if you dig the look of both grilles working together for you, like we have installed in our GT behind me, then you'll actually save yourself a few bucks in the process if you purchase both at the same time. As for the install, well, the method will differ slightly depending on which grille you're installing. For instance, the lower grille is an overlay, meaning it's designed to install easily over the lower portion of your factory grille. On the other hand, that upper grille will require a little bit more work simply because you have to remove the factory grille first and then install the new billet piece in reverse order. Now even though there is a little bit more work involved, you should be able to get each grille installed in about 30 minutes apiece, from start to finish. Now if you really want to nail that early Shelby look then you should put some of that money you saved from the combo deal towards one of these Tri-Bar pony emblems. Set it off to the side, and you'll have the same look Shelby used back in '65 and '66. So if you want to give your late model S197 a look shared by some of the early Shelby Mustangs, then be sure to check out some of these grille options from Modern Billet, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Retro Upper grille. Add an aggressive edge to your Mustang with a retro style grille that features 7 horizontal bars. This 7 bar Retro Upper grille has a very unique design that deletes the factory fog lights. This Upper grille is a replacement grille that requires removing your factory grille.

    Matching Lower grille. The optional 8 bar Lower Billet grille is a perfect match to the Upper grille to complete the appearance of your Mustang. The Lower grille is an overlay that attaches over the factory lower grille.

    Quality Construction. Designed with the original OEM CAD data from Ford to ensure a perfect fit, both the Upper and Lower grilles are constructed from strong lightweight billet aluminum that is completed in a durable semi-gloss black powdercoated finish for an aggressive appearance and corrosion resistance.

    Application. These Modern Billet Black Retro Billet grilles are designed to fit the 2010-2012 GT Mustang. Does not fit the California Special Edition. The Upper and Lower grilles are available separately or together as a Combo Kit. Please select from the ordering options above.

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    What's in the Box

    Combo Kit Option:

    • (1) Upper Grille
    • (1) Lower Grille
    • Mounting Hardware

    Upper Grille Option:

    • (1) Upper Grille
    • Mounting Hardware

    Lower Grille Option:

    • (1) Lower Grille
    • Mounting Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs

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    Questions & Answers (15)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Can my fog lights go behind the grille?

    • There is room to put fog lights behind this grille, however the Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille will eliminate any mounting points for the Fog lights. To make them work behind this grille you will have to make some modifications.

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    Just bought the upper grill w/ pony emblem. I seen a few photos with the fog lights behind the grill? How can I achieve that? What else do I need to get?

    • The Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille is meant to delete the fog lights. If you would like to keep the fog lights in place behind this grille its a customer set up. There will be extra fabrications needed.

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    My grille did not include those two long tabs on the bottom nor did it include the extra two acres and speed nuts. Have these been removed or something? The grill surround is very loose and floppy at the bottom .

    • It seems you may be missing some hardware. You can get in contact with one of our Mustang Experts directly by following the link below. This way we can ensure you have a proper install. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

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    My grille shipped with printed instructions that have a step to "use a Dremel to remove the pony outline from the factory grille". The instructions linked on the product page are missing that step. Which is true? Is that required? I want to minimize alterations to my factory hardware.

    • I apologize about that mix up. I would recommend giving us a call or sending us an email with a picture of those instructions and we may be able to get you some more clear instructions that should not include any modification.

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    Does the grille come with the grille surround?

    • Hi. The Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille only comes with the grille and the mounting hardware, it doesn't include the grille surround.

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    10 More Questions
    I just bought and installed this grille and it looks great but I noticed that some people have their fog lights behind the grille. Does anyone know how to do put the fog lights behind the grille or where to go for this? 1 answer
    Will the upper Grille Fit on a 2012 Roush bumper? Will the upper Grille Fit on a 2012 Roush bumper? 2 answers
    can you mount your fog lights behind the grill? 1 answer
    2011 GT/CS Is this grille a direct replacement for the chrome 2011 GT/CS grille? 1 answer
    Retro billet on GT/CS? Which surround will allow this grille to be used on a 2012 GT/CS? I found a Roush billet on another site that directed me to the appropriate surround to make it work on the CS but I prefer this grille over the Roush. 1 answer
    Will this work with the '13 GT? Can I retain the driving lights behind it? 1 answer
    Will this grille fit a 2012 Boss Mustang? I want to increase the airflow through the front of my car. Will this upper grille fit a 2012 Boss Mustang without any mods? 1 answer
    Does the tri-bar emblem work on either side/center of this grille? 4 answers
    Can this grille be used on a premium v6? I would like to know if this grille designed for a gt will still work if mounted on a v6 premium 2012? 3 answers
    V6 Do they make one of these for the v6 2012? 2 answers

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.176923 4.2
    • Appearance 4.738461 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.449613 4.4



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 02, 2018

      Perfect

      Excellent product, everything came with it that was supposed to and fit like a glove. Trickiest part is learning where the clips are on your car as the directions were a bit awkward with the pictures. Other than that 5/5

      Matt

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 22, 2018

      Looks great

      The install is incredibly easy. If you can't install this thing with minimal effort, you're an idiot. This thing looks amazing. Gives the car a sinister/aggressive look.

      Elliot

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Looks good, lacks mounting hardware!

      Product was delivered quickly and looks great on my car. My issue is that there is no mounting hardware included in the package and no instructions on how to secure the grille surround to the car once the ome grille is removed. I called customer service and no help there. Ended up using zip ties to secure which worked fine but the product should have better hardware for sure!

      JoeK

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 27, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Awsome

      Gives it a meaner look on the grill, didn’t think it would but easy to install and highly satisfied! Thanks!

      Omar

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 22, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Bang for the buck grille

      Great look,agressive styling. Gives the car another personality. Easy install,but requires drilling,overall not even 30min.

      ChristopherR

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 05, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Looks great, made well

      The look is exactly as pictured. It is made well but not a super easy install. I attached my fog lights behind the grill so had to do some customizing but the instructions were only slightly helpful.

      PatrickG

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 02, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Perfect replacement to the my damaged one.

      Absolutely love it; perfect replacement to my damaged grill.

      delaO

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 14, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Looks great but hard to put on

      It gives your pony a nice clean look. Spent an hour putting it on

      JonathanR

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 13, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      new Upper Billet Grille 2011 GT

      easy install and looks good, next addition Boss Lower with Fog Lights. i was not a fan with the Fog Lights so high. i know Mustang enthusiasts might not agree but the look with the Fog lights in lower Boss Grille is nice.

      Spotrox

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      2010 GT

      The foglight delete blacked out grill gives the car a whole new look.

      JohnS

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 09, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Billet Upper & Lower Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Retro billet grill

      Came packaged well, very impressed with the quality of the product for the price. very easy install, great fit the S 197 is supposed to emulate the look of the classic boss mustang, this grill just about compleats the illusion

      Daniel

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 15, 2018

      Spend the extra money for a higher quality one

      I expected this to be a fairly easy install. But I was wrong the curve on the grille was not shaped even close to fitting . And the tabs welded in were way off ( I had to go to a hardware store to get the necessary screws) after I put it in and followed the instructions thoroughly there’s a huge gap in between my bumper and we’re the grille is at. Would not recommend anyone buying this I guess I just got a faulty piece

      austin

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 12, 2018

      2012 gt

      It changed the whole front look of the car I love it

      Wadefa

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Grille

      Gloss black finish which is shiny and painted nicely. Great product would recommend to anyone.

      AlexT

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 26, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      PLEASED (GOOD PRODUCT)

      The grille was what you'd expect if not better for the price. The directions sucked, but with a little common sense you can get this puppy on in no time! I could have slapped it on real quick and bam done. But I didn't plan on using my original oem grille ever again....so I used my Dremel and cut the old tabs off that show from the outside. I also used some extra screws to mount the grille in even more secure than I probably needed to. Overall very pleased.

      NolanB

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 14, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      LOVE IT

      IT LOOKS AMAZING AND CAME NEXT DAY . THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE EASY AND FAST DELIVERY

      MIlissaS

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      February 09, 2018

      Absolutely disappointing on man levels

      Where should I start? a) The instructions do not come with a parts list. b) The pictures are tiny and incredibly hard to see. c) The online manual is linked incorrectly and does not work. Only after a bunch of googling around I was able to find it. d) Turns out the grille came without the center tabs and can not be secured properly! I wish I would have known that before the install! Now after two hours of trying to figure out what the heck was going on I am left with a grille that flops around and broken tabs on the surround because I had to dismount the whole thing multiple times. Great now I have to buy a whole bunch of new things to fix this. All of this was completely avoidable with a proper parts list, more visually clear instructions, a properly linked online manual and obviously not missing any parts!

      Sprsnke

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 31, 2018

      Worst purchase from AM

      Doesn’t fit and neither do the clamps. Scratched the shell around the grille and will have to probably buy a new one. Very unpleased and might start shopping elsewear

      BrandonS

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 18, 2018

      Upper Grille

      Shipping was fast, it came in very good quality. Easy install. Very satisfied of the new look on my car!

      VictoriaC

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 02, 2018

      Review from Modern Billet Retro Upper Billet Grille - Black (10-12 GT)

      Clean look easy install

      Pretty easy on the install had to modify the surrounding grill to get it matched up perfectly.

      Luke10gt

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

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