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Old 12-06-2010, 10:29 PM
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Default Grille and LED questions

Well, a chunk of semi tire came flying at me from a Suzuki Esteem (wtf?) and broke a chunk off of my '10 XL Fleet truck special's grille. Anybody know of any non-ugly aftermarket ones? Maybe the factory style without the emblem that looks like its going to swallow the front end?
Or, does anyone have any pictures of a chrome grille on a YZ XL (with black bumpers)?

Also, I've seen the LED setups Jp7 has done and they're super rad, but I'm not the best with circuitboard soldering and stuff, and was just wondering if there are any good plug-n-play LED setups for the taillights and front turn signals? And is our flasher replaceable with a LED-compatible unit? Thanks!
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EDIT: And no billet grilles
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:08 PM
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Default Re: Grille and LED questions

I have no idea on the grille

But I've had good luck with my 63 led 3157 bulbs like THESE for the tail light turn signals.

I'm not sure what bulbs the newer trucks have, but there's a Sylvania bulb guide here somewhere that will give you the bulb #'s if needed.

I'm running the same style 63 led bulbs (in white) in my reverse sockets & I've been pleased with them as well.

I did change the OEM flasher to an EP27 electronic flasher to eliminate the hyper flash caused by the tail light leds. I believe the newer trucks still use the same flasher too.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:39 PM
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2006 with a 2004-05 4X4 grille


2006 with 2004-05 chrome surround with STX grille insert


as far as the tails, go L1224R's with a LED flasher, looks bad ass at night, but also lights up factory
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:35 AM
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Wow, FoMoCo, is that your truck? I love it! That 04-05 4x4 grille is really nice! It has JUST enough chrome. Does it have the Ford emblem molded into the centre? IE could I run it without the badge? And I google'd those L1224R's, those look somewhat expensive, more than a broke college student really WANTS to pay, haha. Buggman's option is looking a lot better

Also, where the hell is the flasher on this thing? Its not in the engine room fuse box, nor is it in the passenger kick panel one. There is NOTHING behind the drivers dash side panel, WTF?
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:11 AM
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the flasher is right above the OBD II port, the L1224R's came in the 06 mountineers, i got lucky, and found a pair at a junk yard


the emblem is molded in, you can black out the emblem, here is my friends truck with a blacked out emblem

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:09 PM
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thanks tons FoMoCo! Looks like I know what grille I'm getting.
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