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Old 03-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Whats the best looking grille guard?

I'm looking to get a grille guard for my Jeep and I'm wondering what everyone thinks looks the best. I'm really open to anything, but not the biggest fan of chrome. If y'all have pictures of your own, that would be great.

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i dont think that's a question anyone can anser but you..

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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I've been using this one for about 11yrs on my '01, no complaints.. very easy install: Crown Automotive Part 488639 - Grille Bug Screen
Keeps hwy rocks from damaging my radiator.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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i dont think that's a question anyone can anser but you..
I'm asking for others opinions, looking for some wisdom
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This type gets my vote.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:20 PM   #6
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I prefer the utilitarian look,, this guard has been on my 04 for 9 years and on my 98. That's 15 years for a $50 investment...( see photos in profile )
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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Mopar brand, attaches to stock bumper, probably does nothing but for the look =p
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I just bought a mrbp grille guard it bolts to stock bumper it holds 8inch lights I got it for 175 free shipping from auto anything.com
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My bad its mbrp
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #10
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I just bought a mrbp grille guard it bolts to stock bumper it holds 8inch lights I got it for 175 free shipping from auto anything.com
How much did you get it for? And where?
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I've been using this one for about 11yrs on my '01, no complaints.. very easy install: Crown Automotive Part 488639 - Grille Bug Screen
Keeps hwy rocks from damaging my radiator.
At first I thought you were talking about your cat
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At first I thought you were talking about your cat
He was. :fact:
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How much did you get it for? And where?
175 at autoanything.com
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This type gets my vote.
I guess my photo in post #5 was too subtle, I was saying 'no grill guard' gets my vote. I dunno but in my opinion, a grill guard is in the same class as putting a bra on the front of a Jeep or ballet shoes on a grizzled old cowboy.
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I guess my photo in post #5 was too subtle, I was saying 'no grill guard' gets my vote. I dunno but in my opinion, a grill guard is in the same class as putting a bra on the front of a Jeep or ballet shoes on a grizzled old cowboy.
You must never have had to pull any dead birds outta your grill..
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You must never have had to pull any dead birds outta your grill..
Here is a very functional guard
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You must never have had to pull any dead birds outta your grill..
If that rare event ever happened to me, and it never has, it would take how long to pull it out? A minute at the most? Even if that happened regularly, it still wouldn't make me want to install a grill guard.
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I actually hit several birds a year. Almost nailed a pheasant not too long ago that darted out from the brush on the side of the road. I've pulled several bird out of the grille area and have heard them nail my bumper as well. Still wouldn't get a grille guard though.
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Hey Berend,

I guess I need more clarity to your question. Are you looking strictly for a grill guard? I bought mine from quadratec. $30? And it protects just the grill area in front of the radiator. It's on my profile pic

There are also brush guards stinger or what ever that bolt to stock bumpers and they protect the grill & fenders. They're marketed as grill/brush guards as well.

Which are you most interested in?
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@jerry

When I first started wheeling during a 4wheel event, one of my friend's IH scout 800 slid downhill and poked a hole in his radiator from a tree branch.
We performed a trail fix, and I when I got home bought I immediately bought a grill guard.
Not everyone wants to use a winch to protect their radiator.
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I've been using this one for about 11yrs on my '01, no complaints.. very easy install: Crown Automotive Part 488639 - Grille Bug Screen
Keeps hwy rocks from damaging my radiator.
You think it would fit inside the grill...... in front of the radiator?
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Here's mine.. I can also fit a winch since it's a winch guard by KC Hilites


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Hey Berend,

I guess I need more clarity to your question. Are you looking strictly for a grill guard? I bought mine from quadratec. $30? And it protects just the grill area in front of the radiator. It's on my profile pic

There are also brush guards stinger or what ever that bolt to stock bumpers and they protect the grill & fenders. They're marketed as grill/brush guards as well.

Which are you most interested in?
After looking at these, I'm beginning to think a brush guard might be more of what I'm looking for
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rolly that is one good looking jeep i like the cowl!!!!!!!
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I am looking for something more than a screen. The one at
Crown Automotive Part 488639 - Grille Bug Screen is a screen.
I'm thinking of something more to fit inside the grill to stop birds, rocks etc..... Thanks for you for your response
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I am looking for something more than a screen. The one at
Crown Automotive Part 488639 - Grille Bug Screen is a screen.
I'm thinking of something more to fit inside the grill to stop birds, rocks etc..... Thanks for you for your response
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I got mine on bout a week ago the hardest thing was taking the tow hook bolts out the only thing I need is lights now
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rolly that is one good looking jeep i like the cowl!!!!!!!
Thanks man, I really appreciate it! The scoop is actually from a Ford f150 roush pickup.

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