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post #1 of 14 Old 05-12-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Grillin

I thought I just saw a post a couple days ago about grills,anyway my billet grill just came in. Taking the ford grill apart was somewhat a task,but not hard. Then the instructions lead me to a step where it says I have to cut out almost all of the stock grill insert that supported all the original parts.
Having never done this before,I am very concerned about cutting my grill insert. If I screw this up,I don't have a grill.It would be trash. Here's how it turned out


This is what it should look like after cutting the center out,be sure to leave the corners.


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Nice improvement there, I'm not a huge fan of the new 2011 grills from the factory.
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Not usually a fan of aftermarket grilles, but man that turned out nice. Way better than stock.
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have you noticed any whistling noise on the road since you put your grill in? i have this same grill and started noticing a noise that i never had before i put it in
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have you noticed any whistling noise on the road since you put your grill in? i have this same grill and started noticing a noise that i never had before i put it in
No strange noise yet,but I haven't done any highway. Wind noise around my door is what I hear. Does yours fit nice all the way around.Mine is good all the way across the top,also good at bottom center,but bottom left and right are 3/8" out past grille surround. The billet grille is almost against the plastic insert,should I cut more out and re-drill holes for bottom corners

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nice 2004

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That grille is awsome!!!!!

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I really hate your truck. It makes my truck look like such a pos. Haha love the new trucks and you sure have a nice one. One of these days I'll trade up.

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nice 2004
I think you meant hideous 2001

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No strange noise yet,but I haven't done any highway. Wind noise around my door is what I hear. Does yours fit nice all the way around.Mine is good all the way across the top,also good at bottom center,but bottom left and right are 3/8" out past grille surround. The billet grille is almost against the plastic insert,should I cut more out and re-drill holes for bottom corners
yeah mine didnt fit perfect. when i down my truck monday for the lift and tires im going to pull the grill and see if i can get it to fit better mine is the sides on the bottom are sticking out from a not so perfect fit. mines just at highway noise 50+ that i really notice it
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