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Old 04-06-2012, 12:50 AM   #61
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I installed the Metalcrafters a couple weeks ago. It was a little more that I thought I would spend, but I'm glad I did after seeing the quality and the easy installation. I would say to install the insert before you put a Power Plant winch on. The grill will not come completely off with this winch on. Luckily as a woman I have small hands and was able to get the insert all the way in without removing or loosening the winch. Not the best photo, but I really like it with the Orange Crush.

yea, no denying that is a good looking insert. everyone who buys them gives them great reviews, but for 300 dollars they better have great reviews

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:43 AM   #62
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I paid $7 for mine at lowes. Got the a 3' by 8' sheet of wire mesh from the concrete department and cut it the size of the radiator frame and attached it to the frame. No need to try an attach to grill IMO but you can. Left mine unpainted and it has been on for over a year with no issues. Old pic but can see the mesh


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Old 04-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #63
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I paid $7 for mine at lowes. Got the a 3' by 8' sheet of wire mesh from the concrete department and cut it the size of the radiator frame and attached it to the frame. No need to try an attach to grill IMO but you can. Left mine unpainted and it has been on for over a year with no issues. Old pic but can see the mesh

nice! 7 dollars for 1 year so far? that is the most cost effective grille insert I've see thus far.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #64
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If I was gonna buy one I'd be the Rugged Ridge, but I chose a DIY method because I wanted to learn stuff.

I got some black masons cloth (I think that's what it's called even though it feels/looks like plastic) from Home Depot and some black mounting brackets and ties. Used some super glue and threw together my grill mesh. Total cost was $10. Here are some pics.

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #65
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I like your grille insert. And, I especially like your Zombie Jeep witb its left eye hanging out of its socket. Thanks for sharing.
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No problem. It should mention too that it only took about 2 hours and I was yapping away with a buddy the whole time too. Also, that $10 cost includes replacement parts for years to come.

I might have to switch my zombie Jeep pic to my avatar here...
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I might have to switch my zombie Jeep pic to my avatar here...
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