turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/09/10 05:49 PM
yay or nay

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...




Barnes
(Firechicken)
03/09/10 05:54 PM
Re: yay or nay

I vote '92 grill, but it's a close call for me.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/09/10 05:54 PM
Re: yay or nay

I'll probably just keep them both and swap out depending on my mood.

JNR
(5 star (English Professor) member Has extensive pop up picture book collection)
03/09/10 06:05 PM
Re: yay or nay

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

Lonewolf64
(Obviously the answer is......)
03/09/10 06:16 PM
Re: yay or nay

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.

BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
03/09/10 06:16 PM
Re: yay or nay

92

deez
(Nutz)
03/09/10 06:20 PM
Re: yay or nay

92

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
03/09/10 06:20 PM
Re: yay or nay

92 grill for me.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/09/10 06:24 PM
Re: yay or nay

Maybe if I painted the diamond star belize or black...

strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
03/09/10 06:37 PM
Re: yay or nay

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?


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/09/10 06:50 PM
Re: yay or nay

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.

Muskrat
(Senior Member)
03/09/10 06:56 PM
Re: yay or nay

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."

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
03/09/10 07:00 PM
Re: yay or nay

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.


raptorWagon
(less than one year to my birthday)
03/09/10 07:24 PM
Re: yay or nay

+1 with Rausch, I like how the 92 flows with that front end.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
03/09/10 09:26 PM
Re: yay or nay

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



Edit: On a side note, I actually found the yellow top Optimas to be far, far better at retaining a charge. My yellow top sat in the workshop for 6 months (disconnected) and started the car straight up.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/09/10 09:42 PM
Re: yay or nay

Eterna but paint the diamond green or black.

iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
03/09/10 09:57 PM
Re: yay or nay

I'm with the guys who commented how the horizontal look of the 92 fits well with the I/C appearance.

Brianawd
(Higher Launch RPM)
03/09/10 10:02 PM
Re: yay or nay

Whole car looks like ass.

raptorWagon
(less than one year to my birthday)
03/09/10 10:24 PM
Re: yay or nay

Quoting BrianAWD:

Whole car looks like ass.





turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/09/10 10:32 PM
Re: yay or nay

I agree with Brian.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/09/10 10:36 PM
Re: yay or nay

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.


OMFGeofffff
(All I want is a dodgy)
03/09/10 11:59 PM
Re: yay or nay

I like the eterna grill better.

Boostdtalon
(Member +++)
03/10/10 12:15 AM
Re: yay or nay

If you paint the Eterna emblem yes. If not the 92'.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/10/10 12:28 AM
Re: yay or nay

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.

jepherz
(Too Clean)
03/10/10 01:32 AM
Re: yay or nay

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.

14u2nV
(Resident Pedobear)
03/10/10 02:39 AM
Re: yay or nay

Maybe if you painted a stripe across the I/C to give it a "break" like the grill does, it would match better, like the 92 does already.

NateCrisman
(Fisheye Hoodpins)
03/10/10 07:22 AM
Re: yay or nay

92 all the way.

JSchleim18
(Minor 69er)
03/10/10 08:47 AM
Re: yay or nay

I like both...then again I have both

I really can't pick


Whoodoo
(buff guys = good time but my dream is to fondle 1051)
03/10/10 09:50 AM
Re: yay or nay

I vote eterna. Is the emblem on there just painted silver, or is that a shiny silver one from an evo stuck on there or something? My eterna grill has the emblem removed so all thats left is a flat black plastic piece.

I know its not a great pic, or a great comparison for that matter. But if you'll notice, with the emblem removed, it doesn't protrude past the middle slat. Maybe that would look better?


GIjoe
(lol, Im an idiot)
03/10/10 10:00 AM
Re: yay or nay

Eterna FTW! (If you want to sell your 92 grill, let me know, ok? )

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/27/10 02:19 PM
Re: yay or nay

Okay, I pulled the emblem and painted it black yesterday. Looks much better.



raptorWagon
(less than one year to my birthday)
03/27/10 02:37 PM
Re: yay or nay

It does, whats up with your headlights though?

christo
(Member)
03/27/10 02:47 PM
Re: yay or nay

looks great.

4Grim
(I deliver.)
03/27/10 04:20 PM
Re: yay or nay

I am diggin both grilles as I am looking for a Eterna grille myself.

The eterna grille in black looks alot better though.

Much like you though..I would be torn and probably just keep both and install either one of them depending on mood.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/27/10 05:07 PM
Re: yay or nay

Quoting raptorreed:

It does, whats up with your headlights though?




Yellow bulbs in the highbeams. It's just reflecting weird in the housings in that pic.


raptorWagon
(less than one year to my birthday)
03/27/10 07:37 PM
Re: yay or nay

That's what I thought, but wasn't sure.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/27/10 08:05 PM
Re: yay or nay

It satisfies the little bit of ricer in me.

Tre3zy
(correct me if im rite...Wyldcarz been rolling hard for a long time)
03/28/10 01:38 PM
Re: yay or nay

Quoting turbowop:

Quoting raptorreed:

It does, whats up with your headlights though?




Yellow bulbs in the highbeams. It's just reflecting weird in the housings in that pic.




look sick.. for a minute there it looks like you have halo high beams



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