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      03-16-2021, 09:51 AM   #1
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We removed the infamous front grille and completed a phase one paint job on it. There was a ton of controversy after posting this on iND's IG page but keep in mind we just experimenting to see the results. New G8x M owners can see all options without having to remove any bumper covers. I'm starting on phase two next and will update this thread. I know the internet takes things very serious but we are just trying different looks out







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      03-16-2021, 10:33 AM   #2
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We removed the infamous front grille and completed a phase one paint job on it. There was a ton of controversy after posting this on iND's IG page but keep in mind we just experimenting to see the results. New G8x M owners can see all options without having to remove any bumper covers. I'm starting on phase two next and will update this thread. I know the internet takes things very serious but we are just trying different looks out
Interesting. LET THE AFTERMARKET CHANGES BEGIN! Not sure about the white sensors though. Let's see where this goes!
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*edit*

I read now your text, sorry.

Right idea, going in the right direction.

First thing would be to remove the black pieve on top of the white painted seperater.
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That's a no from me, but hopefully some people really stuck on the design get something they like.
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We removed the infamous front grille and completed a phase one paint job on it. There was a ton of controversy after posting this on iND's IG page but keep in mind we just experimenting to see the results. New G8x M owners can see all options without having to remove any bumper covers. I'm starting on phase two next and will update this thread. I know the internet takes things very serious but we are just trying different looks out
bro tell about those rims you have on the car.
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      03-17-2021, 03:45 PM   #6
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A step in the right direction! Looking forward to more improvements!
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I'm completely fine with the oem, but also think you are going into right direction, much better than some renders…..just did a quick ps…get rid off middle slates and make the insert taller…no idea if feasible but that way you end up with equal horizontal slats, 2 at top and 2 bottom
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Love the experimentation with front grill. Why not paint the entire lower half of the grill white?
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IND kicks ass, but these painted front bits just look so wrong. I definitely appreciate the experimentation though.
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I'm completely fine with the oem, but also think you are going into right direction, much better than some renders…..just did a quick ps…get rid off middle slates and make the insert taller…no idea if feasible but that way you end up with equal horizontal slats, 2 at top and 2 bottom
I agree. No point in redoing the middle part if you are going to keep the grill slats.

I think the point is to break up the large grill a bit. I think IND is close!
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Update with the center section in all AW (300) install is tomorrow then will move to the next phase.

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Update with the center section in all AW (300) install is tomorrow then will move to the next phase.

Looking forward to seeing that.
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Looking forward to seeing a bunch of mods and ideas from this build 👀
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Phase 2 of the front grille experiment...again we are just trying things out but at this point the OE all gloss is the best looking option.





Fall-line Motorsport has also started development on the tow hooks and suspension components.

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def a different take, love that you guys are experimenting!
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would it be possible to make a picture from standing a little more far away of the car?
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Agree, perhaps a few pictures from several different angles may help.

Thanks for experimenting IND -- agree with your view that for now OE gloss black looks best. I do wonder if there is a way to "end" the grill at the 5th horizontal bar which will (I think) better fit the lines of the car and keep the OE aggressive look. Think it will blend better with that created gap between the end of grill and the bottom lip.
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cut out the bottom portion of the grille and put hella fog lights in there or carbon inserts.
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cut out the bottom portion of the grille and put hella fog lights in there or carbon inserts.
I was just wondering how the bottom portion of the grill surrounds would look in black (the "W" portion)
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Nice ideas!

I think if you paint that bumper cover gloss black (instead of white or keeping it OEM plastic) it would disappear better.


Unfortunately I don't think painting it body color helps at all.
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Honeycomb mesh in place of the bottom kidney slats.
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Any updates for us, IND?
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