Welcome to my build thread! This forum has been a huge help for those like me that want to personalize and upgrade our WK2s. With a little help from justforjeeps.com, I've started modifying my rig into something that will stand out from the pack. First things first - out with the Chrome, in with the Altitude!
Altitude Front Grill, fresh from the packing peanuts
Time to take apart the truck. Once you understand how much force to apply, removing the front bumper is actually quite simple. It took me an hour to figure it out, but it's realistic to get it done in just 20 minutes. The one exception is the plastic rivets in the front of wheel well - those got mangled. However, since I plan on removing the bumper again in the future, I'm not even going to bother to replace them.
Once the bumper is off, removal of the factory grill is snap. Two bolts at the bottom and 4 clips at the top - done.
Likewise, installing the new grill is a breeze.
In addition to the Altitude grill, I also replaced the chrome fog bezels with the OEM black bezels and the chrome sideview mirror with my OEM color-matched ones.
Here's a shot of the finished job! I'm happy with the look, but it will look much better when I get the Altitude headlights and a set of black aftermarket wheels.