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New billet grille!

So I finally got my billet grille from eBay. Was $55 shipped from a store called grille4ever or something similar. Fits great but required me to cut part of the plastic piece that funnels air through the radiator.

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nice!


quick question...is the billet curved/domed to match the curvature of the grille shell?
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quick question...is the billet curved/domed to match the curvature of the grille shell?
In short no. The grille actually mounts behind the grille shell. The original honeycomb/mesh is taken out completely.

The grille is shaped like this, but more exaggerated than this:

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Looks good Tyler!!
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looks good but what is up with your front bumper in the first pic looks like it waves
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I think the mounts are messed up. I tried doing the bumper mod and pushed them as far as they'd go. I need another hand next time I try it.

The bumper itself is straight just looks funny because one side is lower than the other.
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Paint it black! Take a look at Korey89's it looks SICK
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Paint it black! Take a look at Korey89's it looks SICK
+1 i had to go look and found myself staring that is sexy as hell
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Looks real good!

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Thanks, yeah I painted mine black
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looks great bud
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Paint it black! Take a look at Korey89's it looks SICK
I considered it but I'm going to stick to a polished/chrome theme. I thought about this before I even ordered it. Eventually I'm going to get polished aluminum rims, a chrome upper front bumper, and chrome rear bumper.

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looks great bud
Thanks! I never did find that vertical grille. All that talk about grilles made me buy one. Haha.
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looks awesome Tyler! Looks familiar...... lol Now trade me valances and youll be blingin..... lol
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For $55 I can do this. Nice.
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It looks great man. The black theme would be dope but stick with the chrome for now and see if later you want to change it you can ya know
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looks awesome Tyler! Looks familiar...... lol Now trade me valances and youll be blingin..... lol
You can have my upper bumper. But that's it. Hahaha. I really want to get more mods done but I have to wait until the money comes around.

I still can't believe how nice this grille was for what I paid. Knowing my luck it'll fall apart in a week.
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Looks good on there. The first picture almost doesn't look real.
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Thanks!

It's a *bit* color enhanced.
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looks great
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i have the same one but i got the one that goes in the bumper too
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Very nice Tyler now paint it black
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Well that's my dilemma Stone. I can't decide if I want a black and red theme or chrome and red.

Looking at Trigger01's truck I'm not a big fan of the black grille, black rims and black headlight mod. It looks good but just not the look I think I want.

What I would like to do is keep the grille polished, get a chrome upper bumper, chrome rear bumper and a nice set of polished 15x8's. Plus a set of black housing clear corners.

I can dream right?
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black grill... polished wheels... chrome headlights... black housing clear corners...

spindle lift 33x12.5x15 on my 15x8 that will be forsale in spring lol....


yes sounds good to me
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We'll see how much time I have in between basic and tech school. If we time it right I'll be back long enough to do that before I get shipped off again.

Addition to that list: #1 Torsion Bars, Locker of some sort and 4.30 or 4.56 gears.

Only time will tell.
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