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09-05-2013 03:07 PM
Traderdave
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Originally Posted by PRWhitby View Post
x2!
drake inserts
I have these as well
X3
09-05-2013 02:57 PM
285 HP I like the RR kit, I little tweaking and it fits perfect-looks perfect, just remember nuts go on the top and make room for them by cutting black plastic radiator cover (you will never see this mod as the grill covers it) let's see it protects the auto trans cooler, power steering cooler, AC condenser, radiator. Well worth $50.
09-05-2013 02:55 PM
Spyder1049
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Originally Posted by hurricaneoflions View Post
Hey Spyder...I am from Long Island as well. Love your Jeep man...what is that bumper? It looks sweet. Also, where did you get that front face from?
Poison spider brawler lite plate, plus skid plate, I live on the south fork and work out in Queens, if you ever want to check it out let me know
Not sure what you mean by front face, the grill?
09-05-2013 02:06 PM
RandomMcFly Did mine today. Fingers are sore from using the tin snips on the stainless steel mesh... as well as using my thumbnails to scrape off the adhesive backing on the zip tie anchors. I'm happy. The result is subtle, but sturdy. Should help protect the radiator against most rocks/debris. Since the anchors are well in place, if I want to change to a different style of mesh (or paint it a different color), it should be easy to remove and then reinstall.

Items used: 100-count 4" black zip ties ($2), 4x 10-count white zip tie anchors - 1" square (~$8 total), 3x 36"x5" black stainless steel mesh gutter guard called "Metal Lock-In Gutter Guard" ($9), zip tie gun ($6), two tubes epoxy resin ($9), 7" Tin Snips ($5).

Total project cost: $39 and I've got some new tools, to boot!

08-21-2013 12:59 PM
moxnix
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Originally Posted by it_felt_so_good View Post
Looks great! Do these require any drilling?

This might be my first order from Northridge.
06-30-2013 08:49 PM
hurricaneoflions
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Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post
ooooo i like that dual d2 setup , first time im seeing it . I think im going to go with mounting a 20 inch bar on the ps brawler lite bar
heres my diy i posted in another grill or bumper thread
Hey Spyder...I am from Long Island as well. Love your Jeep man...what is that bumper? It looks sweet. Also, where did you get that front face from?
06-30-2013 08:35 PM
jnm93851 Just finished the DIY (Gutter Guard) insert yesterday. Quickest upgrade ever! I think it took me all of 15 minutes to fully complete. Makes the front end look great!
06-29-2013 04:11 PM
pjayt Really like the rugged ridge think I'll try those
06-29-2013 03:00 PM
BlueJK2013
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Originally Posted by it_felt_so_good
Put on the Northridge 4x4 Slab grille:
Very nice indeed!
06-29-2013 10:56 AM
VaderJK12 Those slab grille looks nice but for $400? No thanks.

Looking into either the Drake inserts or even the DIY method with using gutter guard.
06-29-2013 12:22 AM
it_felt_so_good Put on the Northridge 4x4 Slab grille:

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06-25-2013 11:54 PM
Javy115
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Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post

Is that "after" then "before"?

Is yours a DIY, Javy, or did you buy a kit, and if so, which one? Looks great!
Thanx scipio!!! Yeah it's a DIY I used gutter guard that I got from lowes. It comes in a roll easy to work with its made of PVC.
Some zip ties and zip tie anchors.


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06-25-2013 10:54 PM
OffRoadCam09
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Originally Posted by Raiderfan001 View Post
I used Gorilla glue. Still holding strong after almost 2 years.
Haha appreciate the input just typed another reply before I got to read this
06-25-2013 10:53 PM
OffRoadCam09
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Originally Posted by Javy115 View Post

I used locktite. So far so good.
Thanks. Anybody else have any input on what adhesive they used an what would be safe to use to keep the tabs with zip ties stuck to the grill?
06-25-2013 10:52 PM
Raiderfan001
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Originally Posted by OffRoadCam09 View Post
What type of adhesive of glue is anybody using to do this mod? I have a set of inserts with the sticky tabs but they keep pulling off an not staying put
I used Gorilla glue. Still holding strong after almost 2 years.
06-25-2013 10:49 PM
laollis
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Originally Posted by sesak View Post
Are these the Drake inserts?
No. They are Rugged Ridge.
06-25-2013 07:52 PM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by Javy115 View Post
Finally did my grill insert pretty easy and cheap mod. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Before and after:


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Is that "after" then "before"?


Is yours a DIY, Javy, or did you buy a kit, and if so, which one? Looks great!
06-25-2013 07:26 PM
Javy115
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Originally Posted by sesak View Post

Thank you!! I may have to try this out. I like the smaller holes... with all the bugs up where I live my radiator is taking a huge beating and some of these grill guards to SFA to help with that! I'm mainly wanting it for the function, looking bad ass is the bonus!
What's the name of that sheet or how do you search it. Cause those look sweet and less flimsy.
06-25-2013 07:25 PM
Javy115
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Originally Posted by tklein42 View Post

Looks good. Definitely like the all black grille with gecko inserts though. Contrast is awesome
Thanks man!!!
06-25-2013 07:24 PM
Javy115
Quote:
Originally Posted by OffRoadCam09 View Post
What type of adhesive of glue is anybody using to do this mod? I have a set of inserts with the sticky tabs but they keep pulling off an not staying put
I used locktite. So far so good.
06-25-2013 06:26 PM
roadrunnerjon69 We call them sticky backs...
06-25-2013 06:05 PM
OffRoadCam09 What type of adhesive of glue is anybody using to do this mod? I have a set of inserts with the sticky tabs but they keep pulling off an not staying put
06-25-2013 05:57 PM
sesak
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Originally Posted by laollis View Post
I did these inserts instead of the wire mesh. I really like the look.


Are these the Drake inserts?
06-25-2013 05:49 PM
sesak
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Originally Posted by supercazzola View Post
Single piece. Bought from amazon, cut down to size. Took adhesive off the 1x1 zip tie down squares and used epoxy.



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Thank you!! I may have to try this out. I like the smaller holes... with all the bugs up where I live my radiator is taking a huge beating and some of these grill guards to SFA to help with that! I'm mainly wanting it for the function, looking bad ass is the bonus!
06-25-2013 01:55 PM
laollis I did these inserts instead of the wire mesh. I really like the look.

06-25-2013 01:16 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by Javy115 View Post
Finally did my grill insert pretty easy and cheap mod. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Before and after:
Looks good. Definitely like the all black grille with gecko inserts though. Contrast is awesome
06-25-2013 12:13 PM
Javy115 Finally did my grill insert pretty easy and cheap mod. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Before and after:


Attachment 265470
06-18-2013 03:53 AM
Meatball0311
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Originally Posted by supercazzola View Post
I used some shears made for gutters.
Really? I used wire cuttersl
06-17-2013 01:46 PM
supercazzola
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Originally Posted by Meatball0311 View Post

Looks really clean! Nice work. How did you cut the screen? I had to do it link by link which made the screen have a little angle to it.
I used some shears made for gutters.
06-17-2013 12:55 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 Damn! Looks good.
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