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      01-23-2019, 04:14 AM   #17
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I think the black background you see are the vehicle's shutters that open and close to let air in...they're not part of the grill ...but not 100% sure...I bought a grille from IND as well and know what you're talking about...
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Huh, I see.
Mine was actually attached to the grill. I've never actually seen it open
We do not ship the front grilles with the active grille portion that sits behind them. However once they are installed it looks like its one big part.

Active Grille


Front Grille installed in front of the active grille
I'm confused, by switching to an IND grill are we losing the functionality of the opening grill?
Does the OEM one open and close to let air in?
No, the grill is literally just pieces of plastic and chrome. It's separate from the "active grill" that's fixed into the car and much harder to take apart.

You are only modifying the cosmetics of the car by painting the grill, you're not changing anything that's functional.