Originally Posted by Scottina06
Call him and order one
Yeah, that's what I did a few weeks ago. I was trying to get some input from others who also installed the grille.
The one I received doesn't fit very well along the lower center portion. It's like it's sprung and the little clips that hold it in place can't overcome the tension so the bottom is popped-out.
Chad and I have been in contact attempting to figure out a solution. I have tried heating/cooling cycles with a heat gun while the grille was zip-tied into the proper position. It was suggested to park in the sun for a while. I also tried using a fan-forced electric heater blowing on it while parked in my heated garage. So far I have not had any luck correcting the problem. Chad mentioned I might have to wait until summer in order to get enough sun & heat to reshape the grille. Chad explained to me that the carbon fiber is uncured and will eventually conform to the proper shape if temporarily held in place.
I must admit, Chad has been a real gentleman throughout our conversations. During our most recent conversation, Chad mentioned he has sold dozens of these grilles without any problems whatsoever. He also said maybe the problem is with my OEM grille. I actually have three OEM grilles here: the overland on my jeep, the original summit grille, and a limited grille. Unfortunately, the carbon fiber does not properly fit any of them.
I explained to Chad that it doesn't fit the three different grilles I have and mentioned I'm not too comfortable waiting until summertime in hopes of a fix to the problem. It's been a couple days now and I have not heard back from Chad.
The center portion of the grille on the bottom has a space of about 3/8" - 1/2" from the plastic mesh. I could probably live with the space, but since the clips aren't engaged, the grille is just floating.