(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com and today we're taking a closer look at and installing the Modern Billet Mesh Upper Grille Overlay in Black available for the '08 to '14 Challengers. You should be checking this out, very simply put, if you're looking for a more customized, personalized, aggressive front-end compared to your factory upper grille. This one here is made using all original OEM CAD data from Dodge to be a perfect fit over top of the factory grille without having to actually remove it and disassemble it from your front bumper. This one's gonna bolt right up to the front and all you have to do is get your front bumper off to gain access to the back to bolt it down together. Now, because it's a steel construction, it's gonna be a little bit more durable than your factory plastic, so it can take the beating of daily driving and it's definitely gonna be corrosion and rust-resistant, thanks to the black powder coated over top of that steel. The tight mesh design is pretty unique in the category. It's something I personally like. It's much different than the factory option, but it is pretty subtle at the front-end. Because of the matte black finish, it blends in really well, and then up close you can, of course, see the big difference there.Now, the price tag for this one comes in right around 150 bucks and you can even take it a step further and pair it with the lower grille that's matching it from Modern Billet to really complete the front-end look. The install, I'm giving one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. It'll take you about an hour from start to finish. Again, a really simple mod, but it does require the removal of the front bumper, and I'll take you through the entire process there with very simple hand tools. What do you say we get started?Tools used in the install include an impact gun, panel removal tool, 7-millimeter, and 10-millimeter deep sockets, a swivel socket is recommended, ratchet, and a couple of extensions. Unfortunately, for this install, we do have to take the front bumper off. There's just not enough room underneath of the factory radiator shroud to get your hands behind that factory upper grille, but taking the front bumper off isn't terribly hard. It's just a little bit more time-consuming. Now, the first thing we're gonna do, of course, is pop our hood, remove that radiator shroud by hand, and then we'll take some of those pushpin clips off holding the bumpers to the top end. All right. Through here, we're basically just gonna lift up on this guy and set it aside. Same thing on both sides. Next, we can lift up on these pushpins. We only have to do the ones on the black plastic, not on the color match paint underneath.All right. Now, in each of the corners by the headlights, there's one 10-millimeter nut. I'm gonna use my swivel socket, extension, and deep 10-millimeter socket to get that off. Same thing on the other side. Next up, we're in the wheel well here. Grab a panel removal tool and get these three pushpins off. In the wheel well here, we have one more 10-millimeter holding on this mudflap section. That's also holding our bumper in place. So grab your 10-millimeter socket and get that guy off. Next up, we have to peel back our wheel well liner. There's one 10-millimeter nut holding the bumper to the fender on each side. The stud is about here halfway up between these two curves. Now, you're never gonna see this, but using a long extension, a swivel socket, and a 10-millimeter, you can go straight back and get it off.All right. So once you get it loose, you can put your hand back there and remove the nut. There it is. Again, just sticking out right there. Do the same thing on the other side. Next up, we have the vehicle up in the air, but, of course, you can do this on the ground as well. I'm gonna use a 7-millimeter socket to remove the seven screws all across the front-end here. There are a couple of Phillips heads as well. Some of ours have been replaced and so they're kind of mix and match. Get those off. Then we have two tens in the back and a couple of panel clips. So let's get those off.All right. Grab a panel tool on each of the wheel well so you have one pushpin clip you wanna pull off. Do the same thing on the other side. All right. Now we can pull the belly pan down and set it aside. Next up, we're gonna pop our bumper off. Disconnect it from the wheel-well areas on each side. From there you can lift and set it down. Next up we can install our grille to the front-end of our bumper. Of course, we had the bumper off so we can gain access to the back-end of the factory grille. Now, ours already has the studs pre-installed in the back-end. If yours are not, they're included in the kit, just thread them right on. With that said, we're gonna lay it in place. All right. From the backside, we can see the studs coming through the back of the factory grille. You wanna put one of these spacer plates on first, follow it up with one of these 7-millimeter nuts, thread that guy all the way down, make sure it's nice and snug. Do the same thing for the other stud right above. Okay. From here, grab a 7-millimeter deep socket and tighten them down. All right. Repeat that on the other side.All right. Next step now that we have the grille installed, we're gonna pop our bumper back into place and start reassembling. Next, you can do the 10-millimeter nut in the corner right above the headlight. And, again, I'm using a swivel socket on an extension with my 10-millimeter deep socket. All right. Repeat that on the other side. All right. Next, we're gonna put our pushpins through. Next up, we have to put the 10-millimeter nut back in where the fender meets the bumper. Of course, peel your wheel well liner back, stick your arm in there, and get that back on the stud. All right. Once you get it on a couple of threads, grab your extension swivel and 10-millimeter and tighten it down. Repeat that on the other side.Next, we're gonna put that mudflap back on with our 10-millimeter. All right. Now we can put the pushpin clips back in. Repeat on the other side. Next up we're gonna put our belly pan back in place. You just wanna make sure it's seated properly on each side and then line it up to the holes. I'm gonna start by tightening down the two 10-millimeters at the back. Lastly, pop those plastic clips back in. Repeat on the other side and you're good to go. That's gonna wrap up my review and install for the Modern Billet Mesh Black Grille Overlay available for the '08 to '14 Challenger. You can get yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
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