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09-19-2013, 05:55 PM #1
Show Your Aftermarket/Custom Grille!
I'm going for a type of blackout look, need to stay street legal so I couldn't do a full blackout look with the light housing or tint the front side windows but my burb will be 99% black when done, this includes emblems, shocks, springs, wheels and bumpers. Having custom emblems made by Roger over at Emblempros.com
Body guy helped me install this grille this afternoon. After all was said and done I could of done this on my own but he was a huge help and saved me much time and frustration. Any of us who have ordered aftermarket items for our autos know almost everything never fits as it is advertized. This grille was no exception but not too bad after the fact. At first it looked hopeless but we prevailed. I removed the old grille the night before so we could get to it immediately and the only real issue was the headlights had to be removed. Not difficult being it's just the two rods for each headlight but it looked as if the grille was just too big, and now in order for me to change bulbs I have to remove the two top bolts that hold this grille in place and pull grille out at top corners in order to get light housing out far enough to change bulbs, or to reach the bumper light clip and replace those bulbs. Still not a biggie. Once fitted in it went quick being the factory bolt holes were in line with the grille holes so no bending, grinding or cutting. I don't really like the fact that the four main bolts that hold this grille to the "support core" of the Burb are secured in a plastic frame. I guess I should say I don't like the fact the the Burb support core is plastic. But the four bolt system connected to the stock plastic core seem to hold strong. Time will tell.
Let me know what you think. I like it. I was driving around today without any grille and to me that looked better than the ugly stock plastic POS. lol There really isn't that much too choose from in black. I could of painted any grille black I guess but I wanted the billet look and no bowtie as I'm having a 6" custom badge for the grille and three smaller ones for other parts of the body made.
It would be real cool if I could find a way to billet out all the front lights for daytime, something like the old Dodge Chargers have. Pop-ups.
Post pics of your grille!
09-19-2013, 07:52 PM #2
Let's get this thread going! A custom grille is the next mod on my list. I'd love to see lots of pics, especially of the NBS trucks like the one in the OP. ^^^Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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09-30-2013, 01:52 AM #3
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Wow that OP looks good. Thanks for sharing.
09-30-2013, 02:26 PM #4
"If you're not living life on the edge, You're taking up too much space"
"Truck Norris"- 2008 TX Edition Silverado
- McGaughy's 4/5 Drop Kit
- Apline Type R 10s & Amp
- Pioneer 6 Disc Touchscreen Deck
- Nightmare Breed Motorsports custom tune
- Custom 3" dual exhaust through x-pipe dumped at axle
- Airaid CAI
- Badges and molding removed, roll pan, Truxedo roll-up cover (compliments of GMTC!), 3pc billet grille, factory fogs upgrade
"Kristine" - 1991 Nissan 240sx
- Cut to pieces, LS build pending
09-30-2013, 02:41 PM #5
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09-30-2013, 08:56 PM #7
that seems dickish.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Aidaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill
09-30-2013, 11:17 PM #8
Truck Norris looks awesome rocker, one of the nicest I've seen. If one likes the chrome/stainless look they would have to love your front end.
Two plate states sucks, as most probably are. Never understood the need for a front plate at all. Thanks for kicking this thread into gear.
Like the black billet Sierra, I'm assuming it's black and aluminum. Love the aftermarket fogs, still have to grab a pair to help the factory fogs out and find a good spot for em.
08_rado_rocker liked this post10-01-2013, 09:47 PM #9
Thanks for the compliments!
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