While sellers and manufacturers of billet grilles use a lot of terms that may seem very obvious to them, an average buyer may be very confused when they hear some specific terms. We have collected the most common terms that may confuse an average American car owner who is shopping for a new grille for a car, truck or SUV. We will keep adding the questions we receive, so do not hesitate to contact us and ask questions. This way you will get an expert answer, which will be recorded here for the reference of other readers.

Questions & Answers

Grille shell, also known as grille frame, is the surrounding of the car grille. It is an element, which is sold by the grille manufacturers separately. Note, that some aftermarket grilles require usage of the factory grille shell. If the product description says this, most likely this particular manufacturer does not offer grille shells separately. Otherwise, the description would say, that the grille shell/frame is sold separately.
Installation of grille overlay is pretty simple and does not require any special skills or very specific tools. The main thing you need to remember when you are installing a grille overlay is to be careful in order not to break anything in the process. Also, it is a good idea to prepare all the tools and let your vehicle cool down in case you have driven it not to touch hot parts during the installation. More: Step-by step grille overlay installation instruction.
Typically, installation of a replacement grille is considered easy, as all you need to do is just to unbolt the original grille and frame from the vehicle and install a new aftermarket grille instead. Even though the installation process differs based on the vehicle application, normally cutting is not required. However, in some cases you may need to remove some upper or lower shrouds. More: Step-by-step replacement grille installation instruction.