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Icon3 ranger grilles?

So i was looking through some member photos today trying to figure out what i want to do next. I came across prerunner-ranger's photos, specifically this one.



Besides it being a sick picture i also like how all three of them have the same grille, i myself have an 05 ranger edge, looks like the middle truck. I was wondering if anyone on here knew where i can pick myself up one of these BA Grilles?

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ebay forsure lol
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Lots of websites besides e-bay carry them also. Around the 125-145 dollar mark. Autoanything.com is one example. I'm looking for the exact same one, so I've been hunting around trying to find the best deal.
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do you know what they are called? I was thinking they are the street scene billet grilles?
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either that, t-rex or carriage works. They all kinda look the same, but I think they mount differently. Some require that you take out the inner part of the grille, and I THINK that some can just be mounted over the factory grille, but I could be wrong. Most of them aren't real descriptive, is why I've held off on buying one. Don't want to spend that kind of money and then have to return it.
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either that, t-rex or carriage works. They all kinda look the same, but I think they mount differently. Some require that you take out the inner part of the grille, and I THINK that some can just be mounted over the factory grille, but I could be wrong. Most of them aren't real descriptive, is why I've held off on buying one. Don't want to spend that kind of money and then have to return it.
Exactly. I'm in the same boat as you. I've been reading reviews on the carriage works and t-rex. I am confused on how they install, as you said before im not sure if they take the original place of the grille or just go behind or infront of the stock grille? I would want the grille to be installed not just some cover piece. Which finish were you thinking of, im not sure what color/finish would look good on a DSG truck

Can anyone clear up this confusion?
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I'm pretty sure the t-rex and carriage works are a replacement for the factory grille, and you have to cut the little plastic tabs that hold it onto the grille surround. Autoanything.com lets you download the pdf files for their install instructions. I think they both require a little cutting and drilling. I have a black truck, so I think if I went with brushed, or polished, it would look good. I'll probly go with polished because it will be a little more bling bling, but also is a little bit more expensive. DSG, hmmm, that's a tough call. I don't know what I would pick.
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I'm pretty sure the t-rex and carriage works are a replacement for the factory grille, and you have to cut the little plastic tabs that hold it onto the grille surround. Autoanything.com lets you download the pdf files for their install instructions. I think they both require a little cutting and drilling. I have a black truck, so I think if I went with brushed, or polished, it would look good. I'll probly go with polished because it will be a little more bling bling, but also is a little bit more expensive. DSG, hmmm, that's a tough call. I don't know what I would pick.


Yeah go with either black or polished on your black truck. On my DSG ive been going for a blacked out looked. Nightshaded tails, black rims, tint windows.. So i might just go with polished. T-rex seems to be the best brand so far from what i have read review wise.

I'll have to download the pdf directions, but it cant be that hard. Yes i do want it to be a full replacement. From what i've read on autoanything.com is that they have the bolt on version and the install version
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BTW they are actually 3 different grilles, just all billet. One is an 01-03 edge/4x4 grill, the nexst is an 04-05 and the last is an 01-03 XLT. Make sure you know your grill surround style.
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yeah so i have an 05 ranger edge, which billet would i need? Just the 04-05
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yeah so i have an 05 ranger edge, which billet would i need? Just the 04-05
yeah like the one in the middle on that picture.
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Yeah the grille on the middle DSG truck is what i want.

Is this the correct grille?
2004-2005 FORD RANGER ALL MODELS BILLET GRILLE T-REX : eBay Motors (item 270538165981 end time Mar-28-10 11:46:09 PDT)

They are listing it as polished chrome, im not sure which one is in the pic.. brushed?
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on autoanything they don't really say what the finish is, and on that ebay listing it's polished chrome, same picture, but looks brushed to me, shrugs. Bout the same price too. Eitherway, no reason it shouldn't work on your truck.
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yeah it seems hard to find any good information on autoanything. I'll end up purchasing the t-rex grille most likely.. or i have wanted 06+ mirrors for awhile now.. hmmm
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Just to update this thread. I found someone on craigslist near me who is selling the t-rex grille for $80 bucks new. Link VVV

Ford Ranger Billet Grill

Ended up being $103 total S&H.. Not a bad deal!

I hope this is the one i wanted :/
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You bought it? I should have thought to look on craigs list, darn it, haha
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You bought it? I should have thought to look on craigs list, darn it, haha
haha yeah just bought it. Im in CA and the guy on craigs is also located in CA so he said he would ship it out no prob. He told me i should see it within a few days :)

I'll update this thread with pics and such during my install process and how easy/hard it will be.

When i spoke with the man on the phone he told me it comes with all the necessary hardware and everything to install, so i feel im set
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Updating thread with pics of the new grille; lemme know what you all think
T-rex billet grille


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