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Old 07-30-2008, 01:14 AM
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Bullit style grille is here...

Just wanted to let people know I found a source for a Bullit style grille. It turns out Vath makes a carbon fiber one and sells for 990 euro. They don't have any U.S. distributor but they said you can buy parts direct from them. These pictures were sent to me by Vath, but unfortunatley the pictures do not show the detail of the carbon fiber, so I can't really see the weave pattern.




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Old 07-30-2008, 01:22 AM
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I like a lot the idea of cf but i think the car with this grill is loosing its identity.
i cant decide if i like it or not 50/50.
Intresting post man.
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I loved the Brabus Bullit when I first saw pictures of it, and have been in search of a grille like it since. You know I think on a stock C, maybe the grille does not quite fit and I can see where you are coming from. I think this grille would look great on some of the modded C classes and C63s however.
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990 Euro?!!! omg...... is it worth the money?
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Like the grill don't like the price. I'll wait for a far east version.
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Looks great. The price is a little steep. I would like to see one made of OEM type plastic, not always CF. Not everybody wants CF. I guess you could paint it, but that would be a waste.
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i think this would look amazing on a black car, i personally would add a standing star.
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From the side the grill looks terrible.
http://www.vaeth.com/tuning_modelle_...=c-klasse_w204

I'm loving the engine cover though but as usual I'm sure price is outrageous.
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From the side the grill looks terrible.
http://www.vaeth.com/tuning_modelle_...=c-klasse_w204

I'm loving the engine cover though but as usual I'm sure price is outrageous.
Your right it does look awful. Seeing those pics I had seen this grill before just didn't register in my search as it wasn't pictured in CF.
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It's pretty unique, but 990 euro ($1500us) is a lot

I really want that leather shift knob in those pictures...
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Yeah side profile is a turn off. The engine cover is pretty cool though.

Are anyone of you that are interested in CF parts worried about how they are going to wear? A friend put a CF part (I think it was a mirror cover) on his VW a few years ago and it turned colors, had a old yellow look after about a year in the sun.
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eh ... i usually prefer clean looks but this one ......... is failure to me
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Yeah side profile is a turn off. The engine cover is pretty cool though.

Are anyone of you that are interested in CF parts worried about how they are going to wear? A friend put a CF part (I think it was a mirror cover) on his VW a few years ago and it turned colors, had a old yellow look after about a year in the sun.
I had CF parts on my last two cars with no change in color and I owned both for over 5 years each. I would say it is the finish that changed colors.
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I had CF parts on my last two cars with no change in color and I owned both for over 5 years each. I would say it is the finish that changed colors.
Yea its more to do with the gel coat finish
Ive seen many faded CFs so when i had CF on my other car i kept on polishing it up until now it's still looks good
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call me crazy but i like it. donít know if i would do it in carbon fiber but painted steel gray like my car or black. I think would look nice.
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I like it a lot but 990 euros = about $1300.00 US I don't like it that much anymore
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call me crazy but i like it. donít know if i would do it in carbon fiber but painted steel gray like my car or black. I think would look nice.
I'm trying to decide which color to paint which grille myself (I have a lux grille also). Having the Steel Grey paint, I can't decide between color matching one of the grilles or painting it black. Then if I do black, will it be matte or glossy....

decisions, decisions....
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Vath makes a bad decision putting it on a silver car. I hope that was just their mule.

Palladium Silver, Black, White would look good with the bullit style grille. I don't think it will look that good with any other color.
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I don't really think the grille looks that great on THAT silver car I posted, however like I said earlier if the car is tastefully modified, then it is a better fit. From what I remembered, everyone loved the Bullit when it first appeared?



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I don't really think the grille looks that great on THAT silver car I posted, however like I said earlier if the car is tastefully modified, then it is a better fit. From what I remembered, everyone loved the Bullit when it first appeared?
Seeing the new grille on a car with a WAY HUGE engine makes a whole lot of sense. In that application it's all about how much air you can let into the cooling system. That is why the bumper is designed for cooling also.

Just a grille on a stock car looks a bit 'deer hunter'.

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Yum yum!

I'm still on the line about this grill. On some days, I think it looks OMG AWESOME, and on others, bleh. It's true though... it might not look so nice on a stock C-class. Love the flat black paint too, but once again, on a stock C... and to get a flat black to look that nice, it'd have to be a true pro, pro job.

Sidenote: Am I the only one that dislikes the Brabus front bumper? I love the Bullit bumper above, but I can't stand the one in the Brabus kit. It think it's the bug-eye quad fogs...
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Just wanted to let people know I found a source for a Bullit style grille. It turns out Vath makes a carbon fiber one and sells for 990 euro. They don't have any U.S. distributor but they said you can buy parts direct from them. These pictures were sent to me by Vath, but unfortunatley the pictures do not show the detail of the carbon fiber, so I can't really see the weave pattern.



what rims are these??? they look like 19 inches
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