Some of you are anxious to know if the SRT8 grill will fit on a Non-SRT8 GC, so here you go.
No, it will not fit without modifications, either to the SRT8 Grill or the bumper cover.
Here are my findings; the 4 retaining pins on top and 2 bolts on both sides of the grill lined up perfectly when mounted to the front of the vehicle. But the problem occurred when installing the bumper cover. It appeared to me that the bumper/facia won't push in far enough to engage the 4 mounting taps on top of the bumper cover. As a result, the edges on the grill do not line up with edges below headlights (see 1st photo for illustration). And retain holes on sides of the bumper can't reach retaining points on the edges of the fender wells. I had a buddy pushing on the bumper in attempts to line them up but without success.
So I pulled out the SRT8 grill to compare side by side with the standard grill, and immediately noticed two subtle differences on the mounting points. 1. Mounting slots on SRT8 grill has ridges down the middle where the standard grill does not (see 2nd and 3rd photos, I stole the 3rd photo from Pblaias LED thread, thanks). 2. Mounting slots on SRT8 grills are shallower or shorter in depth than standard grill's (see 4th photo).
It was late at night and I was tired so I decided to reinstall the standard grill and the bumper cover and tackle the job another day. Not surpprised, the reinstallation was swift with all points snapped in easily, unlike the SRT8 grill
. I'm guessing and hoping that the ridges on SRT8 mounting slots are causing most of the installation problem but will post updates when I go at it again. If my guess is correct, it would be an easy fix to grind out the ridges.
Oh well, at least I'm pleased about having Corsa cat-back installed today