Choosing the Right Mesh Style Grille For Your Chrysler 300
Choosing the right fitting mesh grille for your Chrysler 300 can often seem complex, mainly because there are so many styles to choose from. There are countless local and online stores offering aftermarket grills for the Chrysler 300 and 300C. The infinite grill choices make for a complicated decision-making while deciding which kind of custom mesh style grille you should install on your ride.
When it comes to sporting a grille for your Chrysler 300, what grille would you prefer; a durable ABS plastic grille or a long lasting stainless steel grille? The answer quite frankly is far fetched. Both grilles are equally good with numerous pros and cons.
Let's take a close look at some features of these two types of grills. To begin with, the plastic grille is constructed of durable ABS plastic material and triple chrome plated for a luster shine that is unmatched. Advantages: ABS Plastic is inexpensive, lightweight, rigid and durable thermoplastic material. While it is not as strong as stainless steel or aluminum, ABS Plastic still makes an excellent medium for building billet style mesh grilles because the plastic is resistant to rust and quite durable. Disadvantage: On the downside, this grille may break on impact. But let me be absolutely clear before you crucify me, this style grille will not break, crack or peel from day-to-day driving. As with any type grille or grill construction, if the impact is severe, it will break no matter how it was made or what material that was used to make it.
On the other hand, the stainless steel design features well-built stainless steel wire mesh material that is either polished or chrome plated. Advantages: Stainless mesh grilles is very strong and corrosion resistance; popular metal used for crafting billet grilles. Plus, stainless steel is incredibly tough, resilient and easily fashioned into a multitude of forms and shapes. For added customization, it can be painted to match or accent your factory paint scheme. Disadvantages: The downsides to the stainless wire mesh grille style are the price and limited styles. Without any doubt, the stainless steel wire mesh design grille is more durable than the ABS plastic mesh style design grilles. Like the popular saying goes - if you live in a glass house, do not throw stones. The same applies here, just because it is made of stainless steel, it will not get damaged. Proper maintenance and care is required for this grille to last long. The downsides to this grille style are the price and style limitations.
Whereas, ABS mesh style grills offers different styles for everyone, some stainless steel grille manufacturers like E&G Classics, T-Rex Billets and Precision Grilles offers the wire mesh grilles with multiple style to please every segment. For example, E&G Classics offers a standard wire mesh in fine and heavy mesh metal material including; wire mesh style with center bar, a fine and heavy mesh European style grille with vertical and horizontal bars, chrome plated heavy mesh, dual style mesh and more recently, a Rolls Royce Castle Phantom Style grille with mesh insert.
Which grille style is right for your 300? My candid answer is; both. No one grille offers better advantage or disadvantage over the other, a lot depends on the style you want to exhibit, and more importantly, the limits on your budget. Don't just buy a mesh grille because it is inexpensive or just because you have unlimited Benjamin Franklin. For better or for worse, you are the judge and the jury. Buy the right mesh grille for your Chrysler 300 or 300C because it fits, and have it installed on your ride because you are content with it.