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Front end question

I am considering changing the front of my truck. I have 2 options in mind.

1. Paint the grill and chrome bumper body color

2. leave bumper and I found a carbon fiber (looking) grill which I would just put on and call a day. This Grill
05 07 Ford Super Duty Black Carbon Fiber Look Mesh Full Replacement Grille Shell | eBay

Thoughts? I like the idea of the painted front end, but then again I think this would be sweet looking and different. also dont take money into the equation.

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I am considering changing the front of my truck. I have 2 options in mind.

1. Paint the grill and chrome bumper body color

2. leave bumper and I found a carbon fiber (looking) grill which I would just put on and call a day. This Grill
05 07 Ford Super Duty Black Carbon Fiber Look Mesh Full Replacement Grille Shell | eBay

Thoughts? I like the idea of the painted front end, but then again I think this would be sweet looking and different. also dont take money into the equation.

Thanks.
Personally I'd paint the front end. I've always liked the color matched front ends and have never really been a fan on chrome but that's me.

The carbon fiber look is cool especially with your trucks color but you wouldn't have any other carbon fiber accents to match the grille. I think the color matched grille and bumper would look better. I'd either have the bumper powder coated or wrapped in vinyl. Both would be more durable then paint and not chip nearly as easy.
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Good point. I am sure I could find other carbon wrapped parts or wrap them my self, like the mirrors and door handles? that might be too much unless it is subtle. the problem with painting the front bumper is I have chrome steps and chrome bumper. IDK what to do LOL

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