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So I decided to remove the front emblem which was a pretty easy process, but I figured I'd share for anyone else interested. I think it cleans up the look quite a bit.

What you'll need is a flathead screwdriver to remove the 8 fasteners on the radiator grill. pry the center up and then pry up the outer edge and they will lift off easily.

After all 8 are off the cover will come out.

next you'll be best with a short phillips head screwdriver. A longer one will work, but it's a bit tight/awkward for the screw on the passenger side.

Unscrew the two screws attaching the backplate to the front emblem.

once those are off you'll see there is still a center piece holding the front and back together. You're going to have to basically pry the GT-R emblem off from the front, it snaps into place. It took me a few frustrating minutes, but the truth is that you have to be forceful and then it'll pop out.

Once the front is off you can push the backplate into the grill and remove it. Only downside is that the grill isn't perfectly uniform, it is inset a bit where the emblem was as a guide. You'd only see it if you looked up close though, not an issue if you ask me.

put the radiator cover and fasteners back on and you're done.

added bonus is that when you put the backplate onto the emblem and the screws back in to save it actually makes a good little display piece for a bookshelf or something.

I threw some pictures of before/during/after in an album:

https://picasaweb.go...5/GTRFrontBadge
 

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Nice, looks good!
 

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Ha...I'm doing the exact opposite. I still want to put the GT-R badge back on my Mine's CF bumper....that is if I can still find my old emblem. AJC wants to give yours away?
 

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Looks stealth, I like it. Just don't sell it on eBay because we will see it on some Honda!
 

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That is one crappy parking lot for an apartment complex. Assuming it is an apartment lot.
 

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looks pretty good, I was interested in knowing how to do this, thanks for sharing!!
 

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Its pretty clean looking, I think it makes the front of the car look wider, but also like the car is smiling a bit. Good execution, but not for me I think. Good write up
 

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Looks much better with the emblem IMO but to each their own....
 

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Looks like a 50/50 split on those for or against its removal. I vote to keep the GT-R emblem on the car, I think its too plain looking without it and makes it look like a Mustang.
 

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Without the emblem the front end reminds me of a catfish; i.e. I like it better with the emblem lol.
 

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I like it better with....

I took all the NISSAN badges off my first one and left the GT-R's and it looked great IMO
 
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