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Old 05-30-2011, 07:59 PM
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Default Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

Not loving the big honkin chrome grille on the new 2010. I know they want all trucks to look big so I can compensate for my little wee wee. But, that grille is a bit much for me.

I'm wondering if I can get the grille setup for the Sport or Edge (forgetting right now) with the paint matching on the lower lip of the bezel and just do a bolt on swap. The ford parts catlog seems to sell those already paint matched which would be a big time and money saver.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

if your grill is like this one


and you want this one


the hoods are different, so you'd have to get the edge/sport hood
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

My grille looks like this:

I'd like it to look like the one in the top photo you posted. Which model is that? The shapes look the same as does the hood edge profile. I wonder if that paint matched one will fit?
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

u will need a post 04 grill (my 04 edge has the bar between the hood and grill which is needed)
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

Just went to the Ford site:

http://www.ford.com/trucks/ranger/models/

Mine is the XLT.
It looks like the new sport grille is the one I want -- paint matched and black mesh inside.
Looks like a bolt on replacement.
I'm sure the dealer's going to want an arm and leg on that puppy.

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It might be this one:
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

I'll have to call and find out.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

ur better off buying it off someone here or junkyard its much cheaper
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

OK...
Does anyone have an 06-11 Sport trim style grille available in Shadow Grey?

In the meantime, I'll figure out how to post to the classifieds. I'm pretty new to the site.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

check out car-part.com... or is it carpart.com... one of those links is body stuff, the other is interior and i can never keep them straight. or post a wanted ad in the classifieds. also check ebay. i have that same grill and hood on my truck from the factory, but it was chrome instead of color matched, i just spray painted it black. mine's an xlt btw
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their chrome grille on the late 2000's XLT

Sorry that my Ranger Sport is white and not gray. I have a new 2011 Ranger Sport and I am getting a chrome grille to replace the white one. If it were gray, I would swap you mine for yours and we would all save some money.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-20...Q5fAccessories


Is this what you are looking for? It is the older style mesh grille, but any 2004 or newer grille will fit a 2010 Ranger. This grille is not the right color for you, it is green.
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