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#1 Old 02-23-2011
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New Grille dilemma

I bumped my 1999 R170 today and have broken the grille (as well as cracked the front bumper, ouch!).

I now ask myself whether I should make the most of my misfortune to change my stock original Grille for a different one. There does not seem to be a lot of choice on eBay UK.

Can anyone in the UK share their recent experience in finding a new grille (OEM or not)?

Also, if anyone does have an OEM one available following a change, I would be very interested to buy it, please PM me with a photo and price.
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I just ordered this.

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/__?_from=R40&_trksid=m39&_nkw=Mercedes+R170+SLK+23 0+320+Grille+Grill+AMG+97%7E04+BK+NEW

If you decide to stick with the factory grill, let me know. I'll sell you my OEM. It's less than 3 years old as I had it replaced by insurance when I wrecked on the A8.

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I have that same grille from the same seller. Good choice.
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Looks good. Can you post a couple of photos please?

I would be interested by the OEM grille. Please PM with your price incl postage to the UK.

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looks damn good, I want a new grille, and I like this one, but those stock headlights are really boring, would love to see this grille with some aftermarket headlights...
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Looks good. Can you post a couple of photos please?
Ask and you shall receive!

Some close-ups of my grille (same one off eBay, seller name is "Jakuo" which myself and at least one other member here has purchased this grille from, excellent customer service and fast shipping from our experiences.








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...would love to see this grille with some aftermarket headlights...
Again, ask and you shall receive! My car with aftermarket projector headlights and grille:



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yeah, thanks dude for the pics, Ive seen them here before, just didnt pay attention to the grille and headlights...

.. and now that I can imagine it in a more silver-like color, I want that whole front end

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I ended up putting an OEM one back on for the time being.

I salvaged the Star from the broken one which is in very good condition. If anyone is interested, PM me.

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Hey,

I also have a cracked front grille and wanted to replace it with an aftermarket one. Same goes for the headlights. Can anyone tell me if they have had any experience with either of these two ebay sellers because they are close to me and I can try to go pick it up and save on shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-04...ht_3637wt_1303

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-03...ht_5190wt_1165

Also, can someone tell me if either of these aftermarket headlights are good? Or if they can recommend any other ones as well, but not too expensive (I am a student )

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-04...ht_7444wt_1165

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-...ht_3895wt_1165

Thanks a lot for your help everyone!

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