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Old 03-05-2018, 12:29 AM
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Is there an easy way to swap the front grille emblem on a 2018 or do you have to remove the entire grille?

Haven't tried yet, but thought i'd ask while i wait for mine to arrive.

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Is there an easy way to swap the front grille emblem on a 2018 or do you have to remove the entire grille?

Haven't tried yet, but thought i'd ask while i wait for mine to arrive.

Thanks in advance.
Iím not sure, but where did you find new emblems?
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Iím not sure, but where did you find new emblems?
thereís a guy on eBay that paints oem emblems and sells them. Thought Iíd give it a shot.



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Those are sharp. Everyone that i've seen that did an emblem swap has removed the grill which is why I ordered overlays...hopefully they work out. If not I may opt for new emblems.
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Those are sharp. Everyone that i've seen that did an emblem swap has removed the grill which is why I ordered overlays...hopefully they work out. If not I may opt for new emblems.
damn, was hoping to avoid that. Hate those metal clips that ford uses. I broke some of the grill tabs when I had my 2014. Maybe Iíll just take it to the dealership and let them handle all the badges at once...
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I'm not sure about the 18's, but if they are like the past few years you can access the grill by opening the hood? If so there are lots of YT how-to's.
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thereís a guy on eBay that paints oem emblems and sells them. Thought Iíd give it a shot.



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Did you make sure they are for the 2018? The ovals are different from the 15-17.

Thead on 2018 grill removal.
https://www.f150forum.com/f118/2018-...emoval-402283/

Thread on 2018 removal and some emblem info
https://www.f150forum.com/f118/offic...thread-404339/

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Originally Posted by antho View Post
Did you make sure they are for the 2018? The ovals are different from the 15-17.

Thead on 2018 grill removal.
https://www.f150forum.com/f118/2018-...emoval-402283/

Thread on 2018 removal and some emblem info
https://www.f150forum.com/f118/offic...thread-404339/
Antho is correct about Ford using different emblems for 2018

If the grille is for XL or XLT and has a single minor bar above and below the double major bars it will use part number FL3Z-8213-A which is the same as the 15'-17' emblems

If the grille is for a Lariat or higher trim and has mesh or 2 minor bars above and below the 2 major bars the emblem part number is JL3Z-8213-A and if it has front camera the emblem part number is JL3Z-8213-B

JL3Z-8213-A is also used for the XL STX / XLT SE grille (honeycomb)
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Got the rear emblem done Dreading having to pull grill

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