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Has anyone installed a lower billet grille

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by wormhole7, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Jun 11, 2007 at 6:27 PM
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    wormhole7

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    I have a 2006 double cab and just bought an upper and lower billet grille black in color.
    The instructions tell me to take off the bumper to install the lower grille, so I thought I would ask if anyone has done something similar and if so, is this something that one person can do. How much does the bumper weigh? Also an option is to paint the area behind the upper grille flat black for a better look. Can this be done without damaging the cooling system? Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jun 17, 2007 at 9:47 AM
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    I went ahead and installed both the upper and lower billet grille and the bumper was pretty easy to remove and only weighs about 15 pounds tops.
    Don't think I'll paint the area behind the upper grille black.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2007 at 9:55 AM
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    wat?
    hey...where did you find a black billet grill? i've been looking everywhere for one and cant find it. i also need the full 5 pc set though.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2007 at 11:09 AM
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    wat?
    oh, ok. i'm looking for the billet bar grill. just a style i like
     
  6. Jun 19, 2007 at 4:44 PM
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  8. Jul 1, 2007 at 9:50 AM
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    I stand corrected.
    Removing the bumper...
    You are correct on that point as well, the directions stated that you don't have to remove the bumper, but they suggested that you do to make it easier to drill the holes and place the flat bolts on the screws.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2007 at 11:54 AM
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    Wormhole!!

    Did you get that from eAUTOWORKS or did you get it from another retailer. Just want to find the best deal. I think that looks great. I am honestly not a fan of the standard billet type grill and this is sharp. Thanks man!!
     
  10. Jul 3, 2007 at 3:12 PM
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    Thanks, and yes, I did get it from eAUTOWORKS. You might google search "grillecraft" and see if you can find a better deal. Might be
    worth a few minutes to check.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2007 at 3:14 PM
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    Thanks alot. It really looks sharp. I think it would look better like that especially on my Speedway Blue. Did you install the lower as well... I can't really tell from the pic, my flat screens picture quality leaves something to be desired.
     
  12. Jul 3, 2007 at 3:16 PM
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    Also, I forgot to ask. Did you remove the stock inner piece (cut it out) or does it lay over the existing? Thanks again!! Andy
     
  13. Jul 3, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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    No prob, Check out the instructions...
    http://tuneshops.org/index~method~article~article_id~200.htm
    They do a blue truck and it looks awsome in my opinion.
    I did cut out both the upper and lower center piece. That is an "option",
    It will fit over the existing grill. It was a little tough to start cutting on my new truck :eek:
     
  14. Jul 3, 2007 at 9:17 PM
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    Oh, I did install the lower grille as well.
     
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