Installation Time: Afternoon
March 17, 2013
I submitted the picture of the 2011 silver GT in the garage. The grille looks great.
The instructions sent with the product are in 2nd grade Chineseglish and are completely worthless. The pdf file found on the AM website is equally useless because it gives a false impression that the removal of the stock grille is easy. Removing the stock grille is a freaking nightmare. Ford believes they can assemble everything with hidden black tabs. A person who removes a stock grille for the first time needs to be told that the grille insert comes out of the FRONT of the surround. Also, when removing the grille surround from the car you will almost certainly break the bottom two of the four side tabs that hold it in, requiring you to innovate in order to get it back in securely. A clear picture of the tabs, with perspective, in the pdf file would help a great deal. I would have taken a picture and submitted it, but of course, I broke mine. Gorilla glue, my friends.
HOWEVER...the billet grille is awesome and mounts into the stock grille surround very easily. Be sure to mount the bottom grille overlay before re-installing the dust cover. Also, do purchase the bottom grille overlay. The billet grille looks way better with both. I tried the top grille by itself first and it just looks wrong.