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Old 10-06-2010, 07:14 PM
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^^good point..but please get rid of the rectangle lights and put in a mesh grill with some lights behind it..better yet make your front end look like tylers
Who has rectangle lights?
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:19 PM
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morgan the guy where tryin to help..he has em on his bumper
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:22 PM
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Oh shit, I missed that!

Edit: Yeah Morgan I'm sure you'll take those off once the hellas are in right?
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: hellas behind the grille??? should i?

Please do post a write-up…In fact, make it a sticky in the How-To section!

Since I've only had my truck for a week and a half…how much effort is involved in removing the grille? I only ask because it seems these would be exceptionally fun to clean sitting back there.

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:35 PM
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Check this thread removing grill 01 edge 4x4

You dont need to pop out the honeycombe part just to clean them. The whole valance is just clips on the bottom and screws on the top
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:43 PM
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maybe it's just me.. but would the 01-03 honeycomb even fit? or would he have to do an entire front end swap..
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:44 PM
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I am pretty sure you can swap inserts from 01-03
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:48 PM
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well he could always get a sport grill for his year
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:48 AM
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Best mod I've done. Here's what I sent Clinton:


The install is pretty simple. Remove the grille and surround. Once that's off, I measured for placement and used painter's tape to mark where I wanted to drill.

I attached the lights to the top cross member so they would be more centered up and down once everything was back on the truck. The top cross member is shaped like the letter V laying on it's side, so I used a small hole saw to cut through the top piece and give my a large enough access hole for my socket. It's just fiberglass, so it's not hard to drill.

The bottom piece I just drilled the size of hole the instructions said, I think 10mm or some such.


I also went to Lowe's and bought a rubber grommet to put between the nut and the cross member, just as a precaution and to absorb some of the impact from driving.



The rest was just wiring them up, which was no problem, and reassembling the front.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:17 AM
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I know my next Mod...
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:24 AM
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yea, rectangle lights are the first to go, and ill but a honeycomb off ebay. theyre like 20 or 30 bucks.

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Old 10-07-2010, 07:27 AM
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yea, rectangle lights are the first to go, and ill but a honeycomb off ebay. theyre like 20 or 30 books.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:41 AM
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I am pretty sure you can swap inserts from 01-03
No, 04+ are different from 01-03.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:14 AM
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No, 04+ are different from 01-03.
yes, but im pretty sure he has an 01, so he can swap between 01-03, later grilles are 04+, i dont know if it stops or it goes to the present.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:36 AM
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yes, but im pretty sure he has an 01, so he can swap between 01-03, later grilles are 04+, i dont know if it stops or it goes to the present.
Yea, I thought he was referring to you being able to put in an 01-03.

As far as I know 04 to present can swap, in 06 they had solid grilles as opposed to the 2 piece in 04-05.
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