Last post on Aug 20, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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Honda Pilot, Exterior, SUV
#8 of 17 Re: Looks good [pablo9]
May 30, 2008 (4:43 pm)
Glad you like it. When you order, make sure to let the supplier know whether you have front plate or not, because there are 2 versions of the bumper section inserts, one is the cut version to accomodate the plate frame which extends at mid-bottom part of bumper opening..
#9 of 17 Re: Looks good [bigdadi118]
May 31, 2008 (11:49 am)
Your black color Pilot should looks great with chrome grille insert. Below is 05 Pilot photo that I found in other Pilot forum. The member told me where to order however when I emailed the supplier and they didn't make any for 06 -08 one yet. I think Grille tech has a after market grille insert to replace the OEM grille also.
05 Pilot Grille Insert - combo of black and chrome.
#10 of 17 Re: Looks good [bigdadi118]
Jun 01, 2008 (12:08 am)
This is optional 06-08 Pilot Grille (black theme) to replace the OEM one. Can be ordered online from many Honda parts & accessories outlets... Bumper opening still not protected though.
#11 of 17 Thanks for the info
Jun 01, 2008 (9:36 pm)
I went to the Grille Tech site but nothing actualy listed for 08 as shown here...I emailed so we'll see that they can confirm still available. THis is definitely the best looking option I've seen. I've looked at the Honda alternate and though I liked it at first (looks really good on the Ridgeline), I've since come to like the 06 and up horizontal lines.
How do these fit over the black vertical grill parts? I noted today these are very close to the front edge of the silver horizontal portion...just curious. And, does the installation seem solid? As in, Am I going to need to worry about these puppies in a couple of years or will they be good for the duration of some long miles?
THanks again for the info about the plates (I do have front plate requirements) and the views! Will let you know how it plays out.
#12 of 17 Re: Thanks for the info [pablo9]
Jun 02, 2008 (5:37 am)
The installation is pretty solid and it fit nicely, no free plays if you pulled the plastic cable tie in evenly & securely.
At the GrilleTech site, the '06 Pilot grille insert fits the '08 model. Ryan, the owner, just slow to update his site data to '08. I knew it because I also emailed and asked.
#13 of 17 Re: Looks good [bigdadi118]
Jun 02, 2008 (5:52 am)
Grilletech has 06-08 chrome grille insert overlay on the after market grille - that is install on top of the black grille on the Green Pilot photo.
#14 of 17 Re: Honda Pilot 2008 Grille Insert [bigdadi118]
Jun 07, 2008 (7:09 am)
One thing I forgot to mention is ...
Easiest to cut the excess end of Plastic cable tie is using 'box cutter', as the razor blade is the fastest tool.
#15 of 17 Re: Looks good [bigdadi118]
Jun 25, 2008 (7:45 pm)
Looks so much better than the original. Are there any aftermarket grilles without the "H"?
#16 of 17 Re: Looks good [albook]
Jun 25, 2008 (8:07 pm)
Email GrilleTech. If the H is removable, I think Ryan should be able to do one for you, without the hole for the H. Probably it saves them energy to do the cut out space for the H.
#17 of 17 Re: Honda Pilot 2008 Grille Insert [bigdadi118]
Aug 20, 2008 (5:56 pm)
Looks like I'm gonna have to add that to my "Things I want" list.