Consider a significant portion of the shinyest part will be covered by the front plate if one is required in your state. After the plate holder is in place, there is no chrome "excess", at least to my taste.
Fred, I forgot to carry my spare grill to the Zentrum until today. The Eos grill is about >this< much wider than the D1, which really surprised me! The Passat grills are about the same as well (and cheaper). Here are some photos from loose parts I have...
Perfect! You would want the shield grill to be slightly wider than the stock D1, as seen in the following photo. >this< much would do it. Also, it looks like the grill opening (slats area) is about the same as the D1. These photos look perfect. Is this the Eos or the Passat?
Perfect except for the part line between the hood and the bumper. :-(
Fred, heck, you could fit an Eos in the trunk of a Phaeton - or maybe the back seat of a LWB Phaeton! If you manage to get an Eos front bumper onto a Phaeton (without taking a run at it, at 60 MPH or so) you will be a miracle worker.
Michael, I believe the width at the top of the Eos grill is about the same as the Phaeton, but I can't verify as my car is in the shop. The crucial measurement then would be the vertical dimension. I don't mind buying a damaged one to experiment with, but I hope no one here cracks theirs on a light post so I get one.
At the end of the day, I will probably put on the grill you put on your Phaeton. That's hands down the best stock grill available.
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