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Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 08:53 PM

Need Opinion on Grille Inserts
 
Looking for some opinions on two different style grille inserts I'm looking at.

Rugged Ridge 11401.30:
http://i42.tinypic.com/e9j61z.jpg

or the 11401.31:
http://i42.tinypic.com/2qdwk04.jpg

Anyone have either of these? I like the looks of both but I can't decide. I want black for sure, I have a black jk.

Thanks!

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 09:06 PM

Diy .... $10

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2115684)
Diy .... $10

fair enough. I am going to lowe's soon and was going to look into that as well. Just don't know how I'd do billet style inserts myself lol. The mesh looks really easy though.

cahill4225 03-07-2012 09:15 PM

I like the look of the mesh. But both styles look good.

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229

fair enough. I am going to lowe's soon and was going to look into that as well. Just don't know how I'd do billet style inserts myself lol. The mesh looks really easy though.

I've seen some DIY inserts on here that look fantastic. From basic to very clever/different ideas.

MickeYJ 03-07-2012 09:16 PM

I say neither.

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2115724)
I've seen some DIY inserts on here that look fantastic. From basic to very clever/different ideas.

I'll go check the builders' thread now. :)

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229

I'll go check the builders' thread now. :)

Use google, tons of write-ups :)

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MickeYJ (Post 2115734)
I say neither.

care to share why? lol

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 09:24 PM

First one is yuk

2nd :thumb:

ROBDOG1 03-07-2012 09:27 PM

Diy

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2115775)
First one is yuk

2nd :thumb:

haha, thanks. I do like the mesh more, seems more rugged. going for the rugged look on my jk.

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229

haha, thanks. I do like the mesh more, seems more rugged. going for the rugged look on my jk.

Black Jk :D

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2115798)
Black Jk :D

yes, correction, my black jk. :)

kbwwolf 03-07-2012 09:30 PM

I like the mesh.

Here are some links.

See posts #18-20 for a step-by-step DIY in this link: Rugged Ridge Grill Mesh Install ???

A cheap version from Amazon: Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler JK BLACK Mesh Grille Insert Kit 07-12: Automotive

Supercop260 03-07-2012 09:43 PM

I have the Drake Off Road billet inserts in black. I think they look better than the mesh.

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2115806)
I like the mesh.

Here are some links.

See posts #18-20 for a step-by-step DIY in this link: Rugged Ridge Grill Mesh Install ???

A cheap version from Amazon: Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler JK BLACK Mesh Grille Insert Kit 07-12: Automotive

Thanks! Very helpful. I'll be making a trip to lowe's for sure now. I'm a DIY type of guy, but a bit hesitant since she's brand new.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supercop260 (Post 2115859)
I have the Drake Off Road billet inserts in black. I think they look better than the mesh.

Thanks for the feedback.

71K5 03-07-2012 09:50 PM

I have the Rugged Ridge inserts. Easy 60 second install.
Can be stolen though.


http://cdn.wranglerforum.com/attachm...11219-1530.jpg

kbwwolf 03-07-2012 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2115863)
Thanks! Very helpful. I'll be making a trip to lowe's for sure now. I'm a DIY type of guy, but a bit hesitant since she's brand new.

I hear you. Take your time and pay attention to the little things, and you'll be fine. I've drilled my Jeep in several places, cut the pinch seams with a sawzall, and de-badged it. Nobody who didn't know what to look for would ever be able to tell.

The first word on a blank page is always the toughest. :D

MickeYJ 03-07-2012 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casotakar1229

care to share why? lol

I think they look gay, it's like putting those fake side scoops on 300M's lol
That's just my opinion

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2115893)
I hear you. Take your time and pay attention to the little things, and you'll be fine. I've drilled my Jeep in several places, cut the pinch seams with a sawzall, and de-badged it. Nobody who didn't know what to look for would ever be able to tell.

The first word on a blank page is always the toughest. :D

Agreed. I'll take all the time needed to make it look great.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MickeYJ (Post 2115904)
I think they look gay, it's like putting those fake side scoops on 300M's lol
That's just my opinion

Yea, I am with you on those fake scoops lol...but I do prefer the mesh to the billet.

JKatfish 03-07-2012 11:39 PM

Check out the Rugged Ridge mesh grill. Theres a recent thread here somewhere. I have them and highly recommend them. $50 isnt much to spend on a $30k Jeep! Looks OEM and is solid, not plastic.

Casotakar1229 03-08-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JKatfish (Post 2116280)
Check out the Rugged Ridge mesh grill. Theres a recent thread here somewhere. I have them and highly recommend them. $50 isnt much to spend on a $30k Jeep! Looks OEM and is solid, not plastic.

I'll check those out, thanks for the feedback.

GonzoBobH 03-09-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MickeYJ (Post 2115904)
I think they look gay, it's like putting those fake side scoops on 300M's lol
That's just my opinion

When you say they look gay, you think it makes it look like the vehicle is driven by a homosexual?!? :nonono:

MickeYJ 03-09-2012 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GonzoBobH

When you say they look gay, you think it makes it look like the vehicle is driven by a homosexual?!? :nonono:

Hahaha nah but it looks weird

lucas mccain 03-09-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GonzoBobH (Post 2122033)
When you say they look gay, you think it makes it look like the vehicle is driven by a homosexual?!? :nonono:

I think what he meant was gay as in out of place, weird, etc. as in the jeep is gay not the driver.

MickeYJ 03-09-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucas mccain

I think what he meant was gay as in out of place, weird, etc. as in the jeep is gay not the driver.

Exactly. BUT who am I to judge. Right? I just wouldn't do it myself.
I've seen Jeeps with chrome molding aaaaall around it's edges, also not my thing but others might like it.

He was asking for opinions, that was mine.

Casotakar1229 03-09-2012 09:33 PM

Lol..y'all are cracking me up. Nothing to do with mesh grilles!

strider_mt2k 03-10-2012 03:58 AM

I'm on the opposite side of things in that I'm going with the one offered by Metalcrafters in black.
Metal Crafters MC-9660WRA - Metalcrafters Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Mesh Grill Inserts for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

My reasoning is that it is extremely well made out of quality materials. I'm intending this to be a permanent addition to my Jeep.
-an investment, if you will.
That thing is huge, will strengthen the plastic grill, and looks like it will need little or no further attention after being installed.
That's what I like about it.

Militaryman4455 03-10-2012 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k (Post 2124201)
I'm on the opposite side of things in that I'm going with the one offered by Metalcrafters in black.
Metal Crafters MC-9660WRA - Metalcrafters Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Mesh Grill Inserts for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

My reasoning is that it is extremely well made out of quality materials. I'm intending this to be a permanent addition to my Jeep.
-an investment, if you will.
That thing is huge, will strengthen the plastic grill, and looks like it will need little or no further attention after being installed.
That's what I like about it.

Are you serious!?!? 289$ for fawking stainless steel mesh grill inserts on a plastic grill!?! :banghead:

Please tell me you're joking.... Or rich as fawk... gotta be one of the two...


People that buy this shit drive Jeeps like this...

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...74-add6-lg.jpg

Why does this Jeep have 20" Chrome rims/low pro's on one side and mud tires with standard wheels on the other!??!


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