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I just installed the new 3D "Z" grille in my wifes Murano over the weekend, and I can't tell you enough how good it looks!! It took less than an hour to complete, and it really changes the front end! I didn't really like that "egg-crate" chrome one that came from the factory and I didn't want a billet one either. This one is stainless steel and it comes with a 2 yr warranty. I got it from nissanparts4less.com, they had the best price around! Talk to Curtis if your interested in one and he will take care of you, tell him that you saw it on this forum and that Buzz sent ya.
 

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I really like it Buzz! Can you take a close up section of the emblem area
and the grill around it. I'd like to see how the finish looks in detail.

thanks in advance. MO_808
 

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I'd like to know how well it lines up with the hood as I've seen a number of them that, uh, just don't...

Looks sharp! (Although I like the stock one better... Personal preference...)
 

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I will try to get an up close picture this evening. As far as how it fits, it's perfect. The gap is the same on both sides and it matches the gaps between the headlight and the front fender. The contour fits the hood perfect as well, and the rubber seal on the underside of the hood lines up with the grille.
 

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I really really like the look of that grill. The only things stopping me from getting one are the possibility of weight increase and airflow decrease. The last thing I want to do is make my Murano slower! :D
 

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Looks really good. I like it better than factory.
 

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That looks great!!!
 

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Tyler_Canada, tell me how that a grill can possibly slow the MO (or any other car) while traveling under 200 MPH? Curious.
 

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Connecticut! Me too.

Where's about?
 

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Tyler_Canada, tell me how that a grill can possibly slow the MO (or any other car) while traveling under 200 MPH? Curious.
Ok, I'm talking acceleration, not speed:

1. Weight. The stock grill is plastic. That grill is steel.
2. Airflow to the air filter. I have a pop charger, so it takes advantage of the extra air coming through the grill. The stock grill looks like it has less surface area in front of the air filter.

In that order of concern.
 

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Okay

I'm from Marlborough (on Rt 2) perhaps I'll see you someday when I at the Sun.


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Uncasville......About 4 miles away from the Mohegan Sun Casino.
 

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We should have a MO drive in at the casino.....


Tyler_Canada, I don't think the weight will be an issue.... the air flow thing I kind of doubt too. The MO doesn't take RAM air. Does the pop charger use ram air?
 

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With the 3-D grill, do you leave the plastic air duct that sits above the radiator and feeds the stock air box?

That should supply all the air (ram air) to a pop-charger even with the stock air box removed.
 

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Poor MO looks neutered and beaten here. The horizontal lines of the Murano beg for bold vertical contrast found in the thick raked posts of MO's grill. You've tamed it and made the prioneering design look ordinary!:13:
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The stock system uses ram air from the scoop that is in the middle at the top of the grill (just under the edge of the hood). The pop charger uses ram air that comes through the grill. I left the scoop in place, so mine uses ram air from both, but all of the setups are pressurized by air due to the movement of the vehicle (ram air in all cases).

You're probably right about the airflow being fine, but how much more would a steel grill weigh versus a plastic one? Maybe not much, if the grill isn't to thick.
 

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Yes, the plastic air duct is still there, and it appears to have more than enough air flow.
 

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A close up of the grille, as you can see there is a brushed stainless on top of the polished stainless to give it that 3D look.
 

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looks good.. wish i could see it on a glacier MO.. i really like the 3-D effect.. first time i've seen this i think.. anyone ever think of a bottom girll to match the top? probably not available but could look nice..
 
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