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Old 07-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 6 bar chrome grill from an XLT to put on my FX2 (chrome haters, just move along nothing to see here) It was just a little to white for me. I had read all the horror stories about removing the grill and they turned out to be partially true. It is not easy but it can be removed without breaking any tabs. I stared on one side and using small screwdrives gently opened a gap. Then inserted another small screwdriver to the spot where the tabs are located. If you gently pry the tab foward and then twist the screwdriver combined with a little pressure and luck the tab will pop out. And it scared the crap out of me each time. It really pops out with a bang...

Here are the before and after pics. I installed the new grill without the metal parts on the tabs so I can run it for awhile with the chrome grill to make sure I like it that way.


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Not bad. Kinda looks like a Harley now
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Looks good! Will you be selling your old grille?
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Good work.
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It looks good, but can you swap just the surrounds? You'd have a really rare grille if you changed it to the 6 bar chrome with painted surround. That's only available with the XLT custom pkg.
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looks nice!
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It looks good, but can you swap just the surrounds? You'd have a really rare grille if you changed it to the 6 bar chrome with painted surround. That's only available with the XLT custom pkg.
I've been thinking about doing that to mine, I think it would look great.
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I was going to swap the surronds but the XLT is a 1 piece grill. So the center does not come apart. And it does not look like the FX2 xomes apart easy for that matter...
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I have a 2011 F150 XTR with the chrome grille, and I hate it. I would rather have it custom painted but am looking to swap for a black grille from an FX4. Good to see there are some out there who want the chrome, maybe I got a shot at swapping. If not it might look cool with custom camo paintjob.
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I put a Lariat chrome package gill in my XLT.

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