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*first post o_O
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SO, did alot of research and didnt find much about the "valiant" grill insert from i think nextmod? i checked their site and i didnt see it there, however i did find it from japanparts.com, but its for the axela model. And im nowhere near up to par with the specs of either cars and if parts will fit from one or the other. So, im curious if anyone knows if it will fit? or, has actually purchased the grill from japanparts.com and had any problems installing it, or had to custom install it, etc.
Sorry if i noobed it up and absolutely missed something, just recently got into wanting to build my speed.

LINK: JDM Japanese Auto Parts specialists | japanparts.com
 

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Nah it wont fit Speeds have different size grilles than the rest but check eBay there is a speed version on there and also welcome to the forum! Start a newbie thread and introduce yourself!
 

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Nah it wont fit Speeds have different size grilles than the rest but check eBay there is a speed version on there and also welcome to the forum! Start a newbie thread and introduce yourself!
link?? tried "mazdaspeed 3 2010 valiant front grill" and nothing came up
 

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garage vary name of the actual company that makes them but all those are replicas
 

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GarageVary=duhhh.
my bad.
is there any downside to rockin replicas?? or are they just remakes of something that someone else made? haha
last question i swear! cuz i might be buyin myself that betch!
 

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make sure to get the speed one, I saw a speed with a NA one, and it look totally horrible. the crash bar stook out past the bumper.
 

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2010 2011 Mazdaspeed 3 GV Hatch Front Open mouth Grill 5DR | eBay
Hmm...I kind of like that. But don't worry. Not going to snake that from you I swear. :)

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interesting...I build my own url shortener, and apparently when you post the short URL on the forum, it put the page title in the link. that's crazy. wonder how that works...

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saw in the description "Fits hatch (doesnt fit 2012 models)". I wonder why it doesn't fit the 2012 models. Did they change something on the '12s?
 

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No downside from replicas a few members have replica parts and say there great!
 
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thanks everyone!
will try and be more active on the forums now. and post pics of upgrades and shizz.
i recently looked up how to disassemble the headlights and paint the amber and chrome parts black, shit looked extrememly intimidating. i doubt you could take it to a shop and theyd do it for ya? the whole baking and cutting the adhesive and reassembling would make me super uneasy if i did it myself. Looked really swell though.
 

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thanks everyone!
will try and be more active on the forums now. and post pics of upgrades and shizz.
i recently looked up how to disassemble the headlights and paint the amber and chrome parts black, shit looked extrememly intimidating. i doubt you could take it to a shop and theyd do it for ya? the whole baking and cutting the adhesive and reassembling would make me super uneasy if i did it myself. Looked really swell though.
No, no company would do it at least not that I know of but If your really scared of messing something up buy a second pair and work from those! Honestly its real simple you just got to find the time to do it.
 
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very valid point my good sir.
buying a second pair wouldnt be a bad idea.
i have a few friends that are automotively inclined, im sure they wouldnt mind helpin me out anyways.
 

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I did extensive research on nextmod, and blah blah blah
and it seems that people are extremely unhappy with the products that were sent. and offering no refunds or exchanges is pretty hefty. Ive read that when you order stuff from them, its common knowledge that youre going to have to work some magic and put in some elbow grease to make it look NOT like shit. And im not a automotive engineer..
SO, does anyone have any positive interactions with nextmod and their products? especially people who have purchased the mazdaspeed3 2010 replica garage vary front grill insert. I would love to hear back soon.
Money is tight right now, and im not willing to throw away 200 bones. I already placed a bid on ebay, so the sooner the better.
thanks tonz!

EDIT: cancelled BID, im not willing to gamble money on something that MIGHT be what the description says it is. Theres other things i can spend my moola on
 

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2010 2011 Mazdaspeed 3 GV Hatch Front Open mouth Grill 5DR | eBay
Hmm...I kind of like that. But don't worry. Not going to snake that from you I swear. :)

edit:
interesting...I build my own url shortener, and apparently when you post the short URL on the forum, it put the page title in the link. that's crazy. wonder how that works...

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saw in the description "Fits hatch (doesnt fit 2012 models)". I wonder why it doesn't fit the 2012 models. Did they change something on the '12s?

I wanted this grill for my 2012 s grand touring. I was told that the 2012 got a bigger smile and that it would take some cutting and work to make that grill fit.
 
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