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04+ aftermarket grills??

Anyone have a pic of a few? I saw a bolt over on ebay (real pic) and it wasn't bad but you could still see the honeycomb. I prefer the look of the 03- front end (I "think" they are different) but I don't believe I can use an 03- grill. Sorry, I am not well versed in appearance mods of any sort for anything. I am more of a function guy but this is my DD so I want to do a few things.

Any suggestions on what grills look ok?
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I make these for $35 +shipping. They're mesh grilles held on by zip ties, no bolts and easy installation. PM me for more info if you like.
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That looks sweet.
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are they paintable?
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I like the look of the mesh grill but it's the same as the others, it's just a cover and I will still see the honeycomb behind it. I was wondering if there is anything out there that will completely replace it.
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my avatar is a 2004. They are made in brushed, polished, or black. The black comes out pretty nice. It does replace the honeycomb.
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here's a black. You can add the emblem back on it like in my avatar.

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I picked up this one on e-bay for about $30. It just clips over the stock grill (I know you are looking for an actual replacement grill, but I figured it would just give you an idea of what's available.)

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my avatar is a 2004. They are made in brushed, polished, or black. The black comes out pretty nice. It does replace the honeycomb.

I definately like that one man, so you cut out the honeycomb right?


Brightredford, I was looking at that one on fleabay and it doesn't look bad at all on your truck, my question is, can you notice the honeycomb behind it easily?
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The honeycomb is attached with tabs. It is removed from the surround prior to installing this. I never mastered taking a pic of it without the distortions. It looks better in person. Here's another pic:
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here is mine:







It's a Carriage Works one and I purchased mine from TTPERFORMANCE INC . Nick's super easy to deal with and I got my grill in a day. Check it out!
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That last pic looks awesome Larson.
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Carraige Works is what I thought he had. They definately look good. Thanks for the link Larson.
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With my "clip-on" grill, you can't really see the the stock honeycomb behind it unless you are really looking for it. The horizontal bars are pretty close together, so you have to be looking pretty much straight on to see the stock grill behind it.
One of the techs at the Ford dealer I go to thought I had a real billet grill until I showed him what it was.
It's a good cheap alternative if you don't have the cash for a true grill.
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T rex grill left and speed something Right


My truck has the T - rex grill (left) and there is Zachs truck to the right making mine look small
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you can see mine in my avatar
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I have the ebay clip on one. It was cheap and easy to put on, I think it looks good.




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Stock:

Billet inserts:

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Brian, I actually like the crap out of yours man, looks good.

Rick, the billet inserts are awesom as well.
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i got mine off of stylin concepts...i know mine isn't the same year...but that could be another option....
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