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Old 10-22-2006
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new grill? cut out/bolt over?

well i'm lookin into gettin a new grill maybe from stylinconcepts cuz they have a great selection. i have the 03 black honeycomb grill on now, and i'm just wondering which would be better cut out/ or bolt over. i think cut out sounds sweet, but i've heard it's a pain in the *** to do. what to do you guys think i should get?
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Old 10-22-2006
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cut out looks better IMO...because it dont make the billet grill stick out as far...
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Old 10-23-2006
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i would say get the cut out. it looks way better and it's not really THAT much of a pain. i think it's worth it. it was the very first mod i did with absolutely no knowledge.. get the cut out
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Old 10-23-2006
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i cut mine out... it was really easy and looks mucchhhhhhhh better in my opinion.
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Old 10-23-2006
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cut out. really wasnt that hard to install.
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Old 10-23-2006
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The cut out one isnt a pain in the *** to install it is fairly simple and it looks much better, also it doesnt require any cutting of factory parts.
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The cut out one isnt a pain in the *** to install it is fairly simple and it looks much better, also it doesnt require any cutting of factory parts.
I thought that's why they called it "cut-out"? what part are you cutting when you install this, I thought it was the inside part of the grille.
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Old 10-23-2006
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nope the grille pops out of tabs the connect it to the grille shell then the new one bolts on to the existing holes located above the old grille. Then you just put the grille shell back on.
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Old 10-23-2006
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do you know if i would be able to get the stock grill out in one piece without raping it? i know people are always looking for the 03 grillz, so maybe i could even sell it after.
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Old 10-24-2006
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theres a guy in forsale section selling a carriage works grille for dirt cheap thats clean as hell and thats a good quality grille not cheap ones off ebay.

I think his name is rangerboy03fx4 or something..
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do you know if i would be able to get the stock grill out in one piece without raping it? i know people are always looking for the 03 grillz, so maybe i could even sell it after.
Yes you can remove the stock grille without tearing it up, and probably turn around and sell it on here or ebay with no problem.
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something 2 think about.
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nope the grille pops out of tabs the connect it to the grille shell then the new one bolts on to the existing holes located above the old grille. Then you just put the grille shell back on.
I think for the 98's you would have to cut, because my grille is all one piece. anybody know what year they started going to the two piece grilles? or what's the deal with that?

lemme clarify, my grille looks like this


I would have to cut it to make it look like this


right?

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I have the same grille but Mine is the 1 piece that came with the grille in it so I did not have to cut out my stock grille.

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You can buy the grille and shell combos at styling concepts but they are up there in price. Ive seen it where people have cut and it can come out looking like crap.
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ah, thanks for clearing that up.

I LOVE your truck btw. that's kinda what I'm goin for, but without the xlt package, ie. no chrome.
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ah, thanks for clearing that up.

I LOVE your truck btw. that's kinda what I'm goin for, but without the xlt package, ie. no chrome.
Thank you, I love the chrome look esp on our years. I like the painted look but Im a chrome guy and I love how much chrome I have on the frontend of my truck.
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yeah, it looks great. I just didn't buy an xlt, so i plan on blacking everything out. i think the dark look looks just as good as the chrome look.
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