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06-10-2013 04:38 PM
joncro55
Wire Mesh

Why not just buy your own piece of wire mesh metal screen and make this into a DYI job?

I would never pay 370 for a piece of material that small unless it was a piece of gold or diamonds!

You can probably get some screen or wire mesh grill material like this woven wire mesh ( Custom Wire Cloth - Belleville Wire Cloth Co - Cedar Grove, NJ ) for around 100 bucks or maybe even for free.
05-28-2013 07:58 PM
thetoadLJ i have nothing helpful to add, however i think it kinda looks cool. not $300+ cool but still cool. although i painted a danny devito stencil on my bumper so i dont really know what cool is
05-28-2013 07:44 PM
IcarusLSC There are lots of mesh, billet and other kind of grill guard and inserts made for the TJ's.
05-28-2013 12:27 PM
XTRyan
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Originally Posted by slash94317 View Post
you guys are a tough crowd, so instead of tearing me apart for it, is there something like this made for a TJ?
You'll want to get the measurement of the TJ grille and compare it to the JK grille. I'm not 100% sure, but I tihnk the JK grille is not only wider, but taller than the TJ.

You still may be able to get it to work, however we carry a grille like that for the TJ. It's made by T-Rex Grilles, but it's a little more pricey than the Smittybilt one and is styled slightly different.

Hope this helps!

-Zach
05-25-2013 11:47 AM
UFOtestpilot
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Originally Posted by slash94317 View Post
you guys are a tough crowd, so instead of tearing me apart for it, is there something like this made for a TJ?

You need to know the width of the piece. It's channel with a lip that has screen in it. You cut out your grill and screw it on. That's it. Tough crowd to be sure but at least a couple of ideas on how to go about this were presented.
05-25-2013 11:37 AM
slash94317
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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
360????? You can get darn near the same thing for a tj for about 50 bucks.. I've had mine since 98, on my 98, and on my 04,,, and on a TJ it actually looks good in a utilitarian sense.. 360??? Is it gold leafed??
its hard to tell in the pic, what exactly did you add to yours? is it just a mesh covering or something you bolt on?
05-25-2013 11:35 AM
slash94317 you guys are a tough crowd, so instead of tearing me apart for it, is there something like this made for a TJ?
05-25-2013 02:24 AM
UnlimitedRubicon


That thing kills the signature look of a TJ.
05-24-2013 11:32 PM
aelwero at 360 bux, I'd go to a welding shop and ask them to fab one for a TJ, or even better, go buy all of the tools and material to make one yourself. Bound to be cheaper even going that route...
05-24-2013 11:16 PM
Rubicondon53 360????? You can get darn near the same thing for a tj for about 50 bucks.. I've had mine since 98, on my 98, and on my 04,,, and on a TJ it actually looks good in a utilitarian sense.. 360??? Is it gold leafed??
05-24-2013 08:51 PM
amiller
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Originally Posted by slash94317 View Post
The problem is I own a TJ. NOT a JK
Seems like a good problem to have if you ask me.
05-24-2013 08:43 PM
UFOtestpilot While I don't like it, I don't think it's a good idea, and it's overpriced, I think I can answer your question. Keep in mind it hurt my eyes to look at it very long, so thus isn't definitive.

With that said, you will need to do some cutting, some bending some metal massage, and some drilling.
05-24-2013 08:39 PM
Offrd That will impress at the mall!
05-24-2013 08:38 PM
s14sh3r Reminds me of a Scout.
05-24-2013 08:22 PM
TJspeed That is ugly! Why on earth would you wantb that on a jeep!?
05-24-2013 07:48 PM
Neil F. Note when referencing a particular item, it's nice to post a link so we don't have to search for it.

Ok a quick Google search Smittybilt 615850 - Smittybilt M1 Wire Mesh Grille for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec ARE YOU F'IN KIDDING ME. 370 FOR A BOLT ON SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!
05-24-2013 06:52 PM
slash94317
Smittybilt M1 wire mesh grill on a TJ?

Hey guys, I've been lookin at the new smittybilt M1 wire mesh grille. The problem is I own a TJ. NOT a JK and was wondering what kind of work would be involved to put that grille on the TJ?

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