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STX grille is a great idea too. Easily one of, if not the best looking grilles.
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STX grille is a great idea too. Easily one of, if not the best looking grilles.
YES do that
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XL grille installed and I like it, but now the chrome wheels stick out like a sore thumb.

Hopefully I can wear out the tires real fast and "downgrade" the chrome wheels to these 16" wheels...

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just "downgraded" not too long ago.

went from this

to this
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That looks awesome
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That's my plan eventually... if I can ever break free from the death grip chrome has on me and my truck...
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That's my plan eventually... if I can ever break free from the death grip chrome has on me and my truck...
dont totally break away from chrome. now if only i could decide on how i want to finish the grill
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This is a before and after shot - sorry that the truck is so dirty, but it's been raining here for two weeks.





Eventually the only chrome I want is just the chrome badges.

Looks okay, or epic fail...what do you think?
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i liked the chrome better
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well it doesnt look bad. I woulda got some chrome though. something like this one.
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well it doesnt look bad. I woulda got some chrome though. something like this one.

That was my third choice, but when I change the wheels to the 16" Ford custom wheels that I've always liked better than the chrome wheels I think (I'm guessing) the plain grille will work better.

My second choice:

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how much are these grills I found a site selling one for 40 bucks but then shipping was almost 30 bucks so I said eff that...
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how much are these grills I found a site selling one for 40 bucks but then shipping was almost 30 bucks so I said eff that...
I paid 70 for mine. It seems that if you can find one on ebay for 60-80 bucks shipped its a decent deal. Try checking your junk yard and see what they have. Might be able to get a killer deal.
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PTM is the only way to go IMO.
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I didn't like my chrome XLT grille on my 08 either so I went with an 08 FX4 grille in matching body color. Same grille as the chrome one but much better looking on my Red Fire 08 XLT.
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07 sport grille it looks better than the 06 imo (not as bulky) and it's not so much of a downgrade.
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