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slash94317 05-24-2013 05:52 PM

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?

Neil F. 05-24-2013 06:48 PM

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!!!!!!!!!!

TJspeed 05-24-2013 07:22 PM

That is ugly! Why on earth would you wantb that on a jeep!?

s14sh3r 05-24-2013 07:38 PM

Reminds me of a Scout.

Offrd 05-24-2013 07:39 PM

That will impress at the mall!

UFOtestpilot 05-24-2013 07:43 PM

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.

amiller 05-24-2013 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by slash94317 (Post 3790156)
The problem is I own a TJ. NOT a JK

Seems like a good problem to have if you ask me.

Rubicondon53 05-24-2013 10:16 PM

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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??

aelwero 05-24-2013 10:32 PM

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...

UnlimitedRubicon 05-25-2013 01:24 AM

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/...ps04daeabe.gif


That thing kills the signature look of a TJ.

slash94317 05-25-2013 10:35 AM

you guys are a tough crowd, so instead of tearing me apart for it, is there something like this made for a TJ?

slash94317 05-25-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 (Post 3790879)
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?

UFOtestpilot 05-25-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by slash94317 (Post 3791787)
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. :)

XTRyan 05-28-2013 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by slash94317 (Post 3791787)
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

IcarusLSC 05-28-2013 06:44 PM

There are lots of mesh, billet and other kind of grill guard and inserts made for the TJ's.

thetoadLJ 05-28-2013 06:58 PM

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

joncro55 06-10-2013 03:38 PM

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.


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