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04-30-2013 10:33 PM
IcarusLSC
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
Post up a pic.
Mine are older, maybe they changed?
I think the grills are a lil different between the years (ignore the bird crap and dirt ):
04-03-2013 10:17 AM
homebrwd
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post
That looks great!!
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post
Mind posting a picture of them? Would love to see the billet style in black
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post
How much did those run you?
You need to learn to multiquote dude, use the button with quote marks and plus. On the last post that you want to quote then hit the quote button.

I had the drake inserts on my JK and I liked them but I dont like the way they sit, almost uneven and out of the grill a little bit. I am going for the billet vertical stripe ones in black fro my TJ. These should provide some protection for the radiator and not change the airflow whatsoever. The plastic ones are just for looks for the most part so I don't see the point.
04-03-2013 10:08 AM
Duckquackers Just bought my grill inserts.
04-03-2013 09:07 AM
DBoat I have the billet ones that are satin metal in the middle and black around the edges.
04-02-2013 11:46 PM
Jeffreybomb
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Originally Posted by Blsport7 View Post
yea i have an 02 and wanted to do a mesh insert but don't want to cut a hole for the latch so I guess I won't be getting any inserts lol
I think you might've misunderstood. You don't have to cut a hole in an '02 grille guard.

When you pop the side hood latches, the center latch is between the grille and the hood, not in the grille slot.
04-02-2013 09:35 PM
Blsport7
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post

Only on early 97's do you have to reach through the grill...
Every other model year you just reached between the hood and grill
yea i have an 02 and wanted to do a mesh insert but don't want to cut a hole for the latch so I guess I won't be getting any inserts lol
04-02-2013 07:16 PM
MIZFAN
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Originally Posted by Blsport7 View Post
How do you guys pop the hood with those mesh inserts?
I have this problem. I'm looking for a replacement latch so I don't have to remove an insert everytime I want to open the hood.

Any ideas on what will fit and where to get it?
04-02-2013 05:37 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by Blsport7 View Post
How do you guys pop the hood with those mesh inserts?
Only on early 97's do you have to reach through the grill...
Every other model year you just reached between the hood and grill
04-02-2013 05:17 PM
Blsport7 How do you guys pop the hood with those mesh inserts?
04-02-2013 05:05 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by IcarusLSC View Post
I have Drake black billet ones in my black Jeep, they look great imho I've gotten a few compliments on them now. They don't stick out like wwch99tj's do though for some reason, but I like/prefer they are flat, blend in a lil better.
Post up a pic.
Mine are older, maybe they changed?
04-02-2013 04:35 PM
IcarusLSC I have Drake black billet ones in my black Jeep, they look great imho I've gotten a few compliments on them now. They don't stick out like wwch99tj's do though for some reason, but I like/prefer they are flat, blend in a lil better.
04-02-2013 12:22 PM
Jeffreybomb
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Originally Posted by Wesboy View Post
Here's a pic - hope my chrome grill doesn't offend
Now that REALLY IS a mod that is...
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Originally Posted by Jeffreybomb View Post
a matter of appearance over functionality.
Hah! That insert is pretty slick.

I should note: my response was geared more towards the OP's links.
04-01-2013 05:59 AM
Neil F. I think my billet inserts were only 35. Search ebay. Prices are all over the place and they basically are the same thing. I forgot the seller I got mine from. Itwas a number of years ago and actually after finding them on ebay, I searched the web and it was a little cheaper from the sellers web site
03-31-2013 07:00 AM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post

How much did those run you?
I think $60, but they aren't that cheap anymore
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13131_300X_PG.htm
03-31-2013 03:19 AM
jimmy_buckle I like that mesh set up
03-31-2013 12:54 AM
Wesboy
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Originally Posted by Jeffreybomb View Post
When it comes to grille inserts, it's really more of a matter of appearance over functionality. They don't really do much of anything other than allow you to add a visual style to your TJ.
I've got the "normal" black inserts on mine. I like how they look.
That may be true of the clip-in plastic inserts

I've got a 'Rampage 3D Mesh Grill' made from one piece of heavy-duty steel mesh that has a 3-dimensional surface and formed inserts.
It creates a very strong barrier in front of the radiator and will stop anything getting through and damaging the radiator fins - birds, rocks, twigs, branches, bats - you name it.

Also when the giant mutant grasshoppers in the North of my State get splattered all over the front of my rig, it's a lot easier picking them off the mesh than getting in the slots and picking them off the radiator.

Installation was a real PITA - The overflow bottle, fan shroud, radiator, aircon radiator (if equipped) all has to be loosened and moved back so the mesh can be pushed up into place from below, but once installed, you have a VERY STRONG barrier between your radiator fins and whatever wants to damage them.

For those under the impression they restrict airflow - I live in a VERY hot climate and haven't seen any changes in the running temperature in any conditions - either all day @ 60mph on the highway or all day crawling rocks in 100 degree heat.

Here's a pic - hope my chrome grill doesn't offend
Now that REALLY IS a mod that is...
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Originally Posted by Jeffreybomb View Post
a matter of appearance over functionality.

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03-30-2013 11:50 PM
Jeffreybomb When it comes to grille inserts, it's really more of a matter of appearance over functionality. They don't really do much of anything other than allow you to add a visual style to your TJ.

I've got the "normal" black inserts on mine. I like how they look.
03-30-2013 11:44 PM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
I have the Billet and painted them (and headlight bezels) body color.
That looks great!!
03-30-2013 11:43 PM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by Rayko View Post
I have the billet ones ( in black), there's no problem with overheating. My opinion, I think they're the best looking.
Mind posting a picture of them? Would love to see the billet style in black
03-30-2013 11:42 PM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
I have drake billiet inserts

Had them about 5 years and no problems...
How much did those run you?
03-30-2013 08:53 PM
wwch99tj I have drake billiet inserts





Had them about 5 years and no problems...
03-30-2013 08:02 PM
MIZFAN
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post
Would you mind posting a picture? I would much appreciate it !!
03-30-2013 07:07 PM
viperx6x9x
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
I have the Billet and painted them (and headlight bezels) body color.
I like that color match idea. Looks good.
03-30-2013 03:21 PM
Rayko I have the billet ones ( in black), there's no problem with overheating. My opinion, I think they're the best looking.
03-30-2013 03:09 PM
ntemerario
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post

Who did you buy them from? Sorry for all the questions and thank you
No worries on the questions. That's what this forum is for. I got them on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013R...sr=8-2&pi=SL75

Rugged ridge black grille inserts. Just snap into grille takes only a few minutes
03-30-2013 02:50 PM
Neil F. I have the Billet and painted them (and headlight bezels) body color.
03-30-2013 02:15 PM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by ntemerario View Post

They were about $50. Had them about 6 months
Who did you buy them from? Sorry for all the questions and thank you
03-30-2013 11:33 AM
ntemerario
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Originally Posted by Stanton Tucker View Post

How much did those cost you? And how long have you had them?

They were about $50. Had them about 6 months
03-30-2013 09:19 AM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by staud11 View Post
I have the 2nd ones! I love them!

This is the best pic I have of them
That is a bad ass jeep! Thank you
03-30-2013 09:18 AM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by migbuz View Post
I've had the billet style ones on for over a year and haven't run into any air circulation issues.
Would you be willing to post a picture of them and what they look like in a tj?
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