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05-08-2013 09:37 AM
nekojku
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Originally Posted by JScullz View Post
I'd cough up the extra couple bucks for the Rugged Ridge mesh off Amazon. Installed this over the weekend and love the look. Fair warning amazon says no drilling but that is wrong. You drill 4 holes to secure everything.
I ended up buying the RR Grille. Gonna Spray it with flat black Plastidip and installing this week.
04-29-2013 10:11 AM
nekojku
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Originally Posted by DozerJK View Post
everything is still good, no complaints!
Cool! Looks good!
04-29-2013 08:53 AM
DozerJK
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Originally Posted by nekojku View Post
How did things hold up after spray?
everything is still good, no complaints!
04-26-2013 09:38 AM
nekojku
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Originally Posted by DozerJK View Post
I will be finding out this weekend and will report back, if I forget message me. But I used Gorilla Epoxy, which if I remember correctly had some 11,000psi strength to it, so I expect if anything breaks it would be the plastic pull clasps, which are easy to replace (and the kits give you extra).

Again, you could spend a lot more on high quality grille inserts which are not even comparable to the budget kits... but I liked the simple look of the kit I got, especially at that price...
How did things hold up after spray?
04-25-2013 10:20 AM
DozerJK
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Originally Posted by nekojku View Post
It seems that a stronger adhesive is a must for any of the budget grills. That's good to know...I wonder how they hold up from car wash sprays.


Thanks Everyone!
I will be finding out this weekend and will report back, if I forget message me. But I used Gorilla Epoxy, which if I remember correctly had some 11,000psi strength to it, so I expect if anything breaks it would be the plastic pull clasps, which are easy to replace (and the kits give you extra).

Again, you could spend a lot more on high quality grille inserts which are not even comparable to the budget kits... but I liked the simple look of the kit I got, especially at that price...
04-25-2013 10:07 AM
nekojku It seems that a stronger adhesive is a must for any of the budget grills. That's good to know...I wonder how they hold up from car wash sprays.


Thanks Everyone!
04-25-2013 06:58 AM
DozerJK I bought this kit from Amazon- Jeep Wrangler JK BLACK Mesh Grille Insert Kit 07-12 : Amazon.com : Automotive

So far so good, seems quite secure. My only recommendation (and you'll notice with every other review) is use a secondary adhesive for the mounting clips. I used Water resistant Gorilla glue.

Edit: here's a picture of it
04-24-2013 06:27 PM
smokey01 Looks like someone has seen all the threads and put a kit together to sell on ebay to make a couple bucks. Just how I see it
04-24-2013 06:11 PM
CorvusCorax
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I thought the underseat won't fit the '12's though.
Won't fit 11+ JK but works in JKU.
04-24-2013 06:03 PM
gillbot
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Originally Posted by Ubear7 View Post
Yeah it is a different key. But you could get the Tuffy under seat storage keyed the same.
I thought the underseat won't fit the '12's though.
04-24-2013 10:44 AM
Ubear7
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Originally Posted by gillbot View Post
Does that hood lock have a separate key? I like the fact that the mopar gets keyed to your ignition key.
Yeah it is a different key. But you could get the Tuffy under seat storage keyed the same.
04-22-2013 10:41 PM
Wrangler1771 I just installed the grill guard from ebay tonight. Gorilla glued the entire adhesive backing and around the edges. Looks good for the money, we will see how long it holds up.
04-19-2013 07:05 PM
gillbot Does that hood lock have a separate key? I like the fact that the mopar gets keyed to your ignition key.
04-19-2013 11:15 AM
Ubear7 Tuffy

04-17-2013 06:46 PM
nekojku
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Did mine with Home Depot gutter guard, tie straps and the squares, I did peel off the original adhesive and put on 3m vhb tape. Should hold. If its good enough for trim molding should be fine for this. Time will tell. Here's a pic.

Which hood lock do you have? I have the Mopar hood lock and never thought about just cutting around the keyhole.
04-16-2013 07:00 PM
JScullz I'd cough up the extra couple bucks for the Rugged Ridge mesh off Amazon. Installed this over the weekend and love the look. Fair warning amazon says no drilling but that is wrong. You drill 4 holes to secure everything.
04-16-2013 05:13 PM
307Jeep Thanks For All The Info Guys.
04-16-2013 05:07 PM
Raziel Put the tabs on using the adhesive & then use epoxy around the edges of the tabs. That's what I did & they are silk on there.
04-16-2013 04:48 PM
yellowtailfan Ya'll are giving me the itch to break out my gorilla glue and try this again... lol I suppose it's cheaper than looking for another.
04-16-2013 04:37 PM
CumminsGift Nice grills for the buck.
04-16-2013 04:16 PM
thomm99 I went the gutter guard, mount block, and zip tie route too. I left the original adhesive tape on the blocks, but used gorilla glue around the edge. Guards are still as tight as the day I put them on even through a brutal summer. Cheap, easy, and has worked perfectly. I used the black plastic guard.
04-16-2013 03:56 PM
enjerhoo Looks great Ubear7. Love the bumper.
04-16-2013 03:55 PM
enjerhoo JB weld. Cheap, easy & it's not coming off. Just be careful when you put it on. Don't get it on the front of the grill. If you use an off the shelf adhesive, make sure it is non-shrink or it's going to crack.
04-16-2013 03:52 PM
Ubear7
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Originally Posted by NWranglerS View Post
Not sure if they're the same exact ones, but I ordered mesh inserts on eBay for around $20, but haven't had the chance to put them on.

I think I recall seeing something in the instructions saying you should use some sort of adhesive though.

Anybody else do the mesh inserts wether from online of DIY and if so what adhesive works best?
Did mine with Home Depot gutter guard, tie straps and the squares, I did peel off the original adhesive and put on 3m vhb tape. Should hold. If its good enough for trim molding should be fine for this. Time will tell. Here's a pic.

04-16-2013 03:17 PM
NWranglerS Not sure if they're the same exact ones, but I ordered mesh inserts on eBay for around $20, but haven't had the chance to put them on.

I think I recall seeing something in the instructions saying you should use some sort of adhesive though.

Anybody else do the mesh inserts wether from online of DIY and if so what adhesive works best?
04-16-2013 02:04 PM
enjerhoo DIY with gutter guard & epoxy. Individual screens on the back side of each opening. Trim to fit, hand form to the inside of the grill. I let mine cure overnight.

Been on for 9 months or so & no problems. 100+ degree temps in the summer down to about -5 in the winter.
04-16-2013 01:25 PM
OffRoadCam09 They really aren't to bad, for the price they look great compared to others, but I do feel if you don't put some type of adhesive on the sticky pads they will come off in time, if I have these problems with mine ill probably order the special set northridge 4x4 sells for $350(outrageous) lol
04-16-2013 01:06 PM
nekojku Thanks guys....Looks like I'll pass on this grill inserts. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
04-16-2013 12:57 PM
markwoodlief I just boned up the extra few bucks and got the rugged ridge.. Cleaner install, nothing falls off.. all one piece.. just a better option IMO.. we are talking like an extra 20 bucks is all..

http://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Ridge-1.../dp/B0064SGRPE

04-16-2013 12:36 PM
yellowtailfan I bought the amazon version, it does use stick tabs / zip ties. After 4 months, most have fallen off. I even used gorilla tape over the stick tabs. I'm going to trash these things... start over with my own version. The fact that these are individual screens kinda sucks. I'm not too pleased with them. Just my opinion.

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