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    Default I think I made the right grille choice

    As some of you may be aware, I was contemplating going back to the black mesh grille. Having the different grille on for 2 weeks now I can say that I think I made the right decision - what do you think?



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    I feel the black looks much better because It really ties everything together. Looks like it sits higher w/o the running boards as well.

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    Much better, I've thought of doing the same to mine.

    Love the painted bow-tie; did you paint an aftermarket? What did you do for the rear.

    The trailer mirrors are a BIG improvement. Are they power, did you replace the door switch?
    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayVoy View Post
    Much better, I've thought of doing the same to mine.

    Love the painted bow-tie; did you paint an aftermarket? What did you do for the rear.

    The trailer mirrors are a BIG improvement. Are they power, did you replace the door switch?
    No sir, that is the factory gold bowtie, and I did the rear as well. Yes I LOVE the trailer mirrors. They are power and I did not have to replace the door switch..everything worked the same, all plug and play. It has the signals in the side too, which my old mirrors didn't have!

    I plan on painting the outsides of the tailgate latch as well, that way there will only be that slim piece of chrome.


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    I think both grilles look good, Im kinda a fan of the chrome myself but on your truck that black does look equally good. However im interested in where you got the mirrors from. It sounds like im in the same boat you were. I have a 2010 power mirrors but no blinker and want to buy the trailer mirrors with the blinker. Mine are also heated and I want to keep that option too. Were they hard to swap out?

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    Defiantly like the black grille. My father's tahoe had the running boards removed when he purchased it; looks like it sits much higher than it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxendale View Post
    I think both grilles look good, Im kinda a fan of the chrome myself but on your truck that black does look equally good. However im interested in where you got the mirrors from. It sounds like im in the same boat you were. I have a 2010 power mirrors but no blinker and want to buy the trailer mirrors with the blinker. Mine are also heated and I want to keep that option too. Were they hard to swap out?
    I got the mirrors directly from the dealer's parts dept. I did have to sacrifice a pretty penny - but I really wanted them and figured it would be best to get "real" mirrors, not cheezy aftermarket ones. They were very easy to put on, like I said, all plug and play. I do not have the heated function - so I'm not sure how that will work..

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    Defiantly like the black grille. My father's tahoe had the running boards removed when he purchased it; looks like it sits much higher than it does.
    Thanks! I really like the black a lot better. It is amazing how much taller vehicles look when the running boards aren't there! I was thinking about adding some n-fabs but now I'm not sure I even want to do that...I love how my truck is looking right now!

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    I like it Big Time... Much better....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    I like it Big Time... Much better....
    Thanks Enkei!

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    I am usually a big fan of chrome. But, I like it with the black grill and the running boards gone. Those mirrors look sweet. In my opinion the truck looks much better this year than last year. Now, time to paint the tailgate handle and bezel

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    I've already rendered my opinion on the grille in another, prior response.

    I'm not a fan of tow mirrors, myself -- they stick out too far and look like Obama's ears, to me, as a result. Thus, I tend to think they only belong on vehicles that need them for towing. But to each his/her own.

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