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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880639 posted 03/09/10 05:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Replaced my dead Optima redtop under warranty today so was able to take the car out for a spin for the first time this year. Weather was nice this past weekend, but by the time I went to pull the car out of the garage on Sunday, I realized the battery was completely toast. Should've kept a battery tender on it for all those months I guess. Funny, cause the cheapo battery in my 'yota starts right up after sitting in the cold driveway for a month or so. Anyway...


I think the Eterna grill actually looks better in person. In pics I think the '92 looks better. I'm kind of torn. The pic of the '92 grill is obviously better quality, which helps it look a little better but...





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880643 posted 03/09/10 05:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I vote '92 grill, but it's a close call for me.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880644 posted 03/09/10 05:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll probably just keep them both and swap out depending on my mood.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880651 posted 03/09/10 06:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like the 92 grill, but one step further would be a mesh instead of horizontal slats. Easiest would be taken from 91, but a custom would be

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880653 posted 03/09/10 06:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Out of those 2 I think the Eterna grill looks better, however I would argue that the AMG grill looks far better than either of those.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880654 posted 03/09/10 06:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880656 posted 03/09/10 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880657 posted 03/09/10 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
92 grill for me.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880659 posted 03/09/10 06:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Maybe if I painted the diamond star belize or black...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880662 posted 03/09/10 06:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When did you put '93 headlights on 1051, Mark? Looking good.

I like the '92 style grill better on the Belize car. Can you remove the diamond star from the eterna grill like on the '89s, or is there an ugly mounting point behind it?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880668 posted 03/09/10 06:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, there's a big mounting dealie behind it, which is why I suggested possibly painting the diamond star so it doesn't stand out so drastically. I put the '93 lights on sometime last summer. Got them from Jepherz. That was about the same time I put in the projector fogs, JDM corners and JDM fuel door.



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Edited by turbowop (03/09/10 06:51 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880672 posted 03/09/10 06:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm going to go ahead and be different and say the Eterna grill looks better. I saw that picture and went, "Wow, that's a nice looking car."



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880673 posted 03/09/10 07:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tough call. IMO, the Eterna with the diamond star painted to match (green) or flat (black) would look excellent.

I don't know if it's just all the horizontal lines to the car, or maybe just the IC/vents, but the square/straight look seems to jive with the overall lines more so than the center section of the 92.

On the other hand, that little bit of contrast with the 92 center section does break it up a bit...


Hope that clears things up for ya.



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Edited by Rausch (03/09/10 07:00 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880684 posted 03/09/10 07:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 with Rausch, I like how the 92 flows with that front end.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880729 posted 03/09/10 09:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mark,

Is the 92 grille completely open? i.e. Are those slats I can see actually the IC behind it? You see to me that is what it looks like but looking at the pictures in your members' rides section it doesn't seem as if your IC core comes up that far I think that might be why the 92 grille looks so good in that particular picture; the slats on the grille match the IC perfectly.

The Eterna looks good too though, but that friggin' diamond logo just ruins it for me. I hate it on the AMG grilles too. What sort of mounting deal is behind it? Surely a body shop could remove it and smooth over any holes etc. That's the route I would go for sure. I have a small collection of grilles going too now and when I get the car(s) painted I will have every grille debadged and painted in the same colour.

Found this picture too. Can't understand why you never liked this. Maybe you just needed to paint it



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Edited by cheekychimp (03/09/10 09:29 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880740 posted 03/09/10 09:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Eterna but paint the diamond green or black.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880747 posted 03/09/10 09:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm with the guys who commented how the horizontal look of the 92 fits well with the I/C appearance.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880749 posted 03/09/10 10:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Whole car looks like ass.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880762 posted 03/09/10 10:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting BrianAWD:

Whole car looks like ass.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880767 posted 03/09/10 10:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I agree with Brian.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880769 posted 03/09/10 10:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting cheekychimp:



Found this picture too. Can't understand why you never liked this. Maybe you just needed to paint it






That AMG replica looked good from a distance, but I really didn't like it up close. I also don't really like the way it mounts as it isn't very factory looking when the hood is up.

After looking at it some more, I feel the problem with the Eterna grill just lies with the diamond star. When I mentally block that thing out of view, it instantly looks better, IMO. I'll yank it and paint it black. Completely removing the part behind it would be a rather large undertaking that I don't feel like paying for. At that point, I'd just keep the '92 grill on there and be happy. I do like the way the slats look in the '92 as well, since as said already, they flow well with the intercooler tubes.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880801 posted 03/09/10 11:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like the eterna grill better.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880805 posted 03/10/10 12:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If you paint the Eterna emblem yes. If not the 92'.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880807 posted 03/10/10 12:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Now that I think about it, it probably doesn't help that in that pic the sun is reflecting off the silver paint on that emblem either. Regardless, I'll be painting it anyway.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 880818 posted 03/10/10 01:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I've said it before and I'll say it again, my favorite would be a 92 grill with the 91 mesh. In any case, I'd vote for the 92.



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