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Old 10-20-2009
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98-00 to 01-03 front end swap.

Ok so i hit a deer the other night and im working on getting stuff for the swap now. I have read other threads on it. Seems pretty clean cut. The only question i have now is. I didnt plan on swaping to the powerdome right away. But it seems as if i keep my current hood i would need to get a 2wd grille surround and the when i get the powerdome change to the 4wd version if not id have a gap between the grille and hood? Is this correct or not? It just look's like it to me after i was looking at pictures of them.
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hey i just finished my front end
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Ok so i hit a deer the other night and im working on getting stuff for the swap now. I have read other threads on it. Seems pretty clean cut. The only question i have now is. I didnt plan on swaping to the powerdome right away. But it seems as if i keep my current hood i would need to get a 2wd grille surround and the when i get the powerdome change to the 4wd version if not id have a gap between the grille and hood? Is this correct or not? It just look's like it to me after i was looking at pictures of them.
It doesn't matter....both hoods will work with both style grilles.

'flat' hood with honeycomb grille = slightly bigger grille/hood gap.
'powerdome' hood with 'bar' style grille = tighter grille/hood gap.
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notice the hood grille gaps....


edge grille/edge hood vs edge hood/regular grille(yea, i know 98-00, but the lines are the same as the 01-03 bar grille) Looks close, but doesn't touch or hit even if you clam the hood.
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i hate these threads. it makes me want to order everything right now lol
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