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    Hi guys, new member, looking to buy a 360 soon and would appreciate some advice. I realise its personal taste and have read (on here or PHeads?) of some members removing there rear grills and going for the plain rear end. Personally I love the grill look especially on red/silver cars.

    I have seen some cars on sale with the grills but often not. I would rather buy the car ready to go with it on but equally not right to turn down an otherwise ideal car just because it doesnt have a rear grill.

    So how much would it cost:
    1) Buy a rear grill
    2) Have it fitted

    Cheers
    Harry

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    Hi Harry,

    Welcome to the forums!

    New grill + fitting from an official F dealer would be around 1k i was quoted.

    I am sure you could get an independent to it cheaper though.

    When i bought my 360M it had plain rear end so i asked them to throw in the Challenge (and fit it) which they did and i kept the plain also.

    Challenge grill just looks SO good IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by hype View Post
    Hi guys, new member, looking to buy a 360 soon and would appreciate some advice. I realise its personal taste and have read (on here or PHeads?) of some members removing there rear grills and going for the plain rear end. Personally I love the grill look especially on red/silver cars.

    I have seen some cars on sale with the grills but often not. I would rather buy the car ready to go with it on but equally not right to turn down an otherwise ideal car just because it doesnt have a rear grill.

    So how much would it cost:
    1) Buy a rear grill
    2) Have it fitted

    Cheers
    Harry

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    I thought challenge grilles were about 300 and you could fit them yourself with a couple of spanners...?

    Rob

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    welcome Harry. I think the grill's about 450 -500 > have a look on EBay. Here's the fitting instructions from Ferrarichat.com

    Tools:

    6mm Wrench
    10mm Wrench
    Tape (optional)
    Towels

    Directions:

    1. Mark the top of all the tail lights with the masking tape, just to ensure you install them correctly again. It may be a good idea to label each tail light with a number so you don't get them mixed up.

    2. Remove harness from the back of each tail light, there is a clip that you will have to pull up, after that it will simply slide off.

    3. Remove the two screws and washers holding each tail light off. After this, the tail light should come right off. Proceed to the next step once all four tail lights have been removed. Note that the brackets that come off holding the tail light harness will be used later.

    4. There are 12 10mm nuts there are 4 by the hinge and there are 2 on each side of the hinge that are embedded into the bracing. At the bottom of the bracings there is a hole just in case a nut falls. There is one on each side of the top far corner of the grills and two more in between the ones on the top far corner and the two on the side of the hinges.

    5. Now the OE grill is ready to remove, there are two zipties holding the tail light harnesses to the grill, you will need one person to hold the grill while the other cuts the harnesses free.

    6. Now remove the OE grill, make sure to lay it down on a towel. There are two 6mm nuts holding the Cavallino in place. Remove these and the Cavallino will come right off, note that it will be very tight in place so try to wiggle it out without scratching the paint on the OE grill.

    7. Put the emblem onto the new grill, your Challenge grill should have holes to put the Cavallino back on, again this is a very tight fit.

    8. When installing the grill make sure to put two washers on the top two screws of the hinge, otherwise the hatch will not close properly. We ran into this problem.

    9. Place a towel across the top edges of the bumper to prevent the Challenge grill from scratching the bottom of the bumper. Two people are recommended for this part.

    10. Put the grill into place and note that it may be a tight fit so you will need to start tightening some of the nuts to pull the grill into place and the rest of the holes will start allign. Two top screws on the outer edge of the grill are recommended to get first, because it will bow out and try to rub the bumper otherwise.

    11. Start putting all 12 nuts back on and tighten securly.

    12. Put the brackets, bolts, and washers back on the tail lights. Make sure that the masking tape is in the same position it was when the tail lights were removed. Do this for all four tail lights until they are all tight and fit.

    13. Clip the harnesses back into place, the two middle lights, the harnesses are yellow, and the outer lights, the harness is black.

    Your grill should be back on, make sure your hatch closes and start the car up to make sure all lights are working. This should take 1-1.5 hours. It is a fairly simple job and the challenge grill is recommended for 360 owners as it's a way to help keep your 360 cool and boy does it look good.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys and all the advice especially Tony for that link, perfect and detailed instructions.

    Makes my looking for a 360 that much easier now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hype View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome guys and all the advice especially Tony for that link, perfect and detailed instructions.

    Makes my looking for a 360 that much easier now.
    Ferrari list for a 360 Challenge grille is 762.00 plus Vat !!!!

    Dave

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    Harry. Welcome to CS.

    I'm of no help in your quest for info on 360 Challenge grills, but just to make you feel a little better.... was chatting to a Sussex FOC guy who'd just had his 430 changed to a Challenge grill, and it cost......

    4,000 .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmdferrari View Post
    Harry. Welcome to CS.

    I'm of no help in your quest for info on 360 Challenge grills, but just to make you feel a little better.... was chatting to a Sussex FOC guy who'd just had his 430 changed to a Challenge grill, and it cost......

    4,000 .....
    I'm told that the cost should be about 2,500. It is a 1,500 factory option. the reason it is more expensive retro fitted is because you need a new bumper as well as the grill.

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    Back on the 360 grill topic. I think it is a must have item .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenC View Post
    I'm told that the cost should be about 2,500. It is a 1,500 factory option. the reason it is more expensive retro fitted is because you need a new bumper as well as the grill.
    Yup... you are quite right. Apparently the owner I spoke to wasn't able to order the grill at spec time, so had to take the hit later on.

    Also back on topic.... get the grill, looks the nuts.

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