(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
So Roush's 9-Bar Billet in black we've got here today is going to be a great option for any S197 owner out there that's looking to digit their factory-style fog light grille setup, maybe replace their worn out and faded equipment. Last but not least, just pick up some of that awesome and legendary Roush styling. Now, additionally, this should appeal to owners out there that are looking for a premium styling mod that's going to clean up your front end pretty nicely. You don't want to sacrifice quality or do any type of cutting to get this onto your car. I'll also throw it out there that this is going to warrant an easy one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter here, about 30 minutes' worth of labor. I'll show you how coming up soon. Now, a couple things I do want to throw out there is that if you are looking to retain your fog lights and tuck them behind the grille, I personally think it's a really cool-looking mod. It's very clean. You honestly just need to wedge them behind either here or here, and get creative with some zip ties. For the V6 owners out there, if you want to throw this onto your car, you're either going to need to pick up Roush's front fascia or factory-style GT front fascia. While Roush mentions this is something that's going to flow a little bit more air towards your radiator, I wouldn't be calling this a performance modification in the slightest. But I'd like to have it in the back of your head that it's going to be helping cooling it down when it counts. Manufactured out of billet aluminum, this is going to be completed in a gloss black finish. It was manufactured with OEM CAD data direct from Ford to ensure you're going to have a perfect fit. Now, if the grille is too bare for some, I know it might be, you can spice things up here by doing the fog lights behind, like I said, either in the center or spaced out. You can also throw a tri-bar pony logo anywhere on here if you've got 3M double-sided tape. Looks, materials, and quality aside here, guys, expect to be spending about $300 to $330 to get this onto your car. Really not a surprise when it comes to Roush products, as you're going to have that legendary name coming along with it, [inaudible] the quality and attention to detail here. Now, on the flipside of the equation, you are going to see other billet-style options back on the website start around $150. The main differences here is honestly, just going to be the brand name and the materials used. Install-wise, like I said earlier, you're looking at an easy one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter here, and about 30 minutes to an hour's worth of labor. Now, looking ahead here, guys, I'd just make sure to have a Phillips head, a flathead, and a basic socket set to get the job done.So to start, you're going to want to get the six plastic push tabs out of your rad cover, and then move that out of the way. You can then move on to removing your factory grille, which is going to be held in by eight tabs. It's going to be two on either side, and then four on the bottom. I'll throw it out there, if you're not going to be doing anything with your fog lights, make sure to tape off those harnesses, and then just zip tie them to your rad support. So once you're done there, guys, the difficult work is more or less out of the way.It's merely just going to be getting your new Roush grille in place using the supply clips and hardware to tighten everything back down. Button up that rad cover, give your work a good once over, and then you're good to go. That's going to wrap things up with my quick review of Roush's 9 Bar Billet Grille in black, fitting the '05 through '09 Mustang GT, which can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.
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April 26, 2018
Great Grille - But Get Hood Pins
I've had this grille on my 427R for about six years now, and it's a high-quality piece. Looks great, and the powdercoat holds up over time. It's a wise purchase. That said, there seems to be a reason all Roush cars that left the factory with this grille have hood pins... you need them. Due to the increased airflow, the hood lifts over 70 MPH, so consider some pins for safety.Helpful (7)
January 25, 2018
Very sporty Bumper
I fitted this bumper on my car after receiving it and it was a perfect fit. There was a couple of pieces of the lower grill screens missing and American Muscle are still working on getting me the correct ones, Roush sent me the incorrect ones, but do to a delay at the paint shop I still don’t have my bumper back so all is okay. I will try to update when fully installed, would have given five stars except for the missing parts and the wrong ones being sent even though not AMs fault.Helpful (8)
January 06, 2018
Not Stop Style
Love the way it sets me apart from a stock GTCS. American Muscle has always been my one stop shopping site. The staffs are very helping when I call and inquire about new parts. Thanks guys!Helpful (8)
December 04, 2017
One of the best looking grills out there, imo
When I started looking ofr grills and I came across the Roush grill I knew I was done looking. Something about it makes it look more sleek and aggressive. The biggest deterrent for me buying it was the price. I know that once something says "Roush" the price goes up on that alone. But you do know that you are buying a quality, well thought out design. This grill was no different. Installation wasn't to bad, the included instructions could use a few more pictures for clarity. I had to take a couple of parts apart after I misread the instructions. The end results speak for themselves. The only negative things I can say about the grill is the pricing (I waited for the Black Friday pricing, $253 beats $316 everyday) and the instructions I mentioned above. I will be adding a picture for the before and after in the customer photos. 2007 Roush Mustang, Vista BlueHelpful (8)
December 11, 2016
Product is awesome fits righ in with my new bumper. Came on time righ awayHelpful (9)
September 07, 2016
I'm very happy with this purchase. This product along with the Raxion head light unit I purchased and installed on my 05 GT improved the appearance of my front end; looks better, cleaner. I really like the look my Rousch grill and Raxiom headlights provide. I was on the fence for a while because of the cost; but I'm stoked with the result !Helpful (8)
August 26, 2016
This really made the front end of the car pop, ( Roush 427 R ) in Ingot silver.Helpful (9)
December 11, 2013
Worth the money, no doubt!
Great looks for your s197. Glad i opted for this unit over the modern billet! I didn't want to second guess my purchase so i forked out the extra money for the roush. I did have modern billet ordered, but after a night of debating, i switched my order the following morning. Reviewing parts photos, you can see how the roush grill fills to the front leading edge of the cut out, modern billet seems to follow same footprint of the stock grill. Easy install and great service from American muscle make this upgrade a no brainer.Helpful (9)
September 24, 2012
perfect fit and looks great
The fit for this grille is perfect. Looks fantastic and took very little time to install. Everything fit like a glove with no effort. Recommend highly.Helpful (9)
September 21, 2012
Grille applied to a supercharged mustang. Noticeable change in throttle response and acceleration. Looks great and picked up a bit of power.Helpful (10)
Fog light behind grille? Is there enough space to fit the fog lights behind the grille? Want the grille but want to retain the fog lights but in a stealthy way.
They should. It's a little work but it's been done many times before.
Will this fit with a CS bumper cover Will this fit with the California Special GT Front Bumper Cover on a 2006 V6?
DOES THIS HAVE A MATCHING LOWER GRILL?
The Roush 9 Bar Black Billet Grille (05-09 GT) does not have a matching lower grille as this item was designed to be used in conjunction with the Roush Front Fascia - Unpainted (05-09 GT, V6) item #69101 (www.americanmuscle.com/roush-frontfascia-0509.html).
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Fits V6 with a GT front fascia or Roush Front Fascia installed. Will not fit with stock V6 front fascia