I do a good amount of driving on gravel and dirt back-roads.This summer I noticed that my radiator was taking rocks/sticks and what have you. My old grill was a honeycomb, and this debris was just passing right through the holes and lodging in my radiator teeth making dents and doing damage.
I bought this billet grille insert to try and stop some of this junk from passing through, with the original plan of painting the thing black. Thing is, everybody told me they really liked it, and then it started to grow on me. Now several months later, I've got the winter-time blues and I'm thinking of painting it flat black like I had planned. SO what do ya'll think, should I paint it or not???
2004 4x4, ex-fleet vehicle. 4.0 v6 with 110 k, 4.10 gears.
Modifications: Whelan hidden strobes, Ion 174 alloys, yokohama geolander at 235s, billet grille, airbox mod, Dynomax exhaust. slight torsion crank. More to come!!
Last edited by paganwars; 01-27-2012 at 12:12 PM.
Reason: better pic.
Instead of painting it black, I think it would look cool to get the black part around it to be chrome also. It does look good the way it is. If you do paint it black, look into the black chrome, that would be awesome also.
Hey man, thanks for the response! I'm kinda on a budget so my options are either spray bomb it black or just leave it the way it is. Black chrome would be sweet though. I think I'll keep it, 'cause everyone I've asked says to leave it chrome. Thing is, I'm running out of projects to do for my truck. I'm kinda just looking for an excuse to something new, even though it doesn't need it haha! Maybe some 2006 mirrors will be next
K, i'll keep it for sure then! It does match nicely,and I think I would have a hard time matching spray on black paint to the rest of the black on my grill. Its made by Smittybilt, so its not like an ebay blue light special or anything. Its kinda like the newer Ranger chromed out grills, without all the plastic.