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Old 06-30-2011, 01:51 AM
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Default Cant decide what to do with the front end

Hey all, i just wanted to throw a couple ideas out there to see what kind of feedback (positive i hope) i could get from some wheels that are turnin in my head.
1. Debating on pulling the running boards off (not sure i like the look) What do you think?
2. I will be getting clear corners, and i dont think they will look good with the black bug guard that is on there now... maybe a post of your truck with clear corners and with/without a bug guard would help me decide?
3. Shitty faded grill needs to be painted. Want to go with flat black or i could color match it to the white of the truck?

Sorry that is a lot but any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:57 AM
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I would get rid of the running boards, many guys take them off.
I would do the headlight mod instead of clear headlights (black em out) and paint the grill black
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:07 AM
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get a honeycomb grille and do hellas behind it.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: Cant decide what to do with the front end

Definitely ditch the running boards.
Go with the black headlights and corners and hit the grill with some gloss black and leave the bug guard.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: Cant decide what to do with the front end

Yes ditch the running boards, but it sounds like your other plans are good. If you have the honeycombe grille, I say go with black on that
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:50 AM
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get a honeycomb grille and do hellas behind it.
Would totally do that but have no idea where to get the grille and lights and how much they would cost? If i knew how to mount the lights like i said would really wanna do that.

decided to ditch the boards, also i already ordered the clear corners so no going back on that...
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:55 AM
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ebay should have the grille for you. you could do a billet grille and still have lights behind it.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:01 AM
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ebay should have the grille for you. you could do a billet grille and still have lights behind it.
If i straight up buy one for 01 to 03 will it be a direct fit into the housing if i take the other one out? and is about $60 a good price or can i find one any cheaper?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:04 AM
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If i straight up buy one for 01 to 03 will it be a direct fit into the housing if i take the other one out? and is about $60 a good price or can i find one any cheaper?
Ebay has them with the trim for about 55.00 shipped. Just swap out the honeycombes and sell or keep the trim!
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:04 AM
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60 is a good deal, when i got my honeycomb it was like 65, and yes, direct swap 01-03.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:13 AM
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Ebay has them with the trim for about 55.00 shipped. Just swap out the honeycombes and sell or keep the trim!
I'm going to sound really stupid here but i dont think i quite understand how to swap out just the honeycombs without the trim and how much work goes into that... I'm pretty new to making modifications to any vehicle
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:45 AM
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Its ok, everyone started somewhere. I learned here as well. The honeycombe is snapped in to the surround and you need 2 small flat head screwdrivers to start the snaps. Once you started a few the rest are easy
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:03 PM
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And then how would it fit into my truck? I really appreciate it
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:07 PM
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it just takes the same place as the old grille.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: Cant decide what to do with the front end

Yes but the surround can be popped out by pushing the snap pins (located at the base) down with a flathead screwdriver and you can pull the whole thing out, lay it down then pop the honeycombe out

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Take a look at this thread Removing And Re Painting Stock Grille
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