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Old 11-24-2012, 04:43 PM
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Default XLT/Edge grille swap

So today I went to the local auto dismantling/recycling place and picked up a 2003 edge mesh grille insert thinking I could pop my current one out and snap the edge one in its place. Of course it didn't fit, but from what I've been reading and searching on this site it was my understanding both inserts are the same size are more or less interchangeable. So my question is, do i have to also have to buy the Edge grille assembly (part that goes under the lights) that holds the insert and then bolt that on to my XLT? I wanted to circumvent having to to get it painted or get lucky and find one that is my trucks color. Someone shed some light for this newbie! Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:13 PM
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:14 PM
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yes you have to buy the surround
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:54 PM
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yes you have to buy the surround
no, i dont think so at all. as long as your truck is 01-03 and the donor truck is 01-03, all you need is the grill itself. no surround should be necessary.

I am not 100% sure, but I am like 98% sure....just wait for someone else to confirm this....
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:18 PM
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well I'm positive that the insert I had today was from a 03 edge...maybe theres a chance they had it wrong on the tag?
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: XLT/Edge grille swap

The 01-03 EDGE grille and the painted peice that goes under the headlights is pretty much one unit. You could separate them if you had to, but IMO it's more trouble than it's worth. I would just get the whole unit and paint it to match my truck.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:59 PM
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So a complete 01-03 EDGE grille assembly would fit w/o any problems on my xlt? it just wouldn't make sense for the edge grille insert to not fit into the xlt painted piece...unless the painted piece for the EDGE is bigger than the xlt's.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:59 PM
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no, i dont think so at all. as long as your truck is 01-03 and the donor truck is 01-03, all you need is the grill itself. no surround should be necessary.

I am not 100% sure, but I am like 98% sure....just wait for someone else to confirm this....
you are thinking 04-up

01-03's are
xl/xlt 2wd grille


4X4/edge grille
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:02 PM
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who has the red truck? i recognize the DWB one as shanes
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM
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essentially the grille of the truck on the right is what I'm going for! but white...
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:35 PM
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who has the red truck? i recognize the DWB one as shanes
the vermillion red, or the toredor red?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 PM
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the vermillion red, or the toredor red?
Red one with the black hood lol
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:08 PM
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oh thats is dan gilberts
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:29 AM
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oh lol
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:10 PM
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bought a complete grille assembly today...hope it fits!
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