Replacing the stock grilles with the SAP's takes only 15-30 mins.
So... I guess the dude from the "other" GTO forum didn't get the jump on the new repro grilles. Sucks for him.
And, honestly... I'd rather pay $350 for a pair of repro grilles than almost $1000 when all is said and done. ( I paid $500 for mine and then had to get them painted to match). These come painted already.
No use whinning over the price of what GM was charging,, they are discontinued so, that's a mute point.