First of all, I had to remove the entire chrome grill shell from the hood. I then flipped it over and removed the honeycomb from the rear. Once the honeycomb is off, that's the end of it - it can't be reused.
Installation of the billet grill was pretty easy and required minimal drilling. It screws on to the factory grill frame with the 3 supplied flat brackets - that's where the drilling comes in. I think there's 4 or 5 holes that need to be drilled through the frame to accomodate the brackets.
After I got the grill in, I reinstalled the entire assembly, lined everything up, and tightened everything down. Took me about an hour and a half.
Looks okay, but I might want to do something different in the future. Maybe a body-color grill shell and some black honeycomb inserts would go good with my black trim theme.
I might be buying the front bumper and grill from a wrecked white soprt. If I do I want to replace the grill in the sport shell with something like your's or a "speed grill" and put it on. That way I can save my old grill/shell combo or sell it. Thanks a lot for the help.
The best grille insert for a Ram that I know of is the Kandco "sweet tooth" insert. It takes 5 minutes to install because all you do is screw on two seperate pieces, and the screws go through the factory homeycomb. Plus it looks sweet on Rams and guarenteed your truck will stick out in crowd. Its much more cheap ($80) than the billet inserts and no drilling. Its worked out great for me.
I've seen that on a truck here in town and I beleive I've seen your's on Fritz's page (the big ol maroon one right?) The thindg is that I want to loose all the chrome all together and replace it with painted parts, like a sport.
My truck isn't on Fritz's page, its black and is in gallery 15 on this site. If you're going for th sport look than this insert won't be that good cause it won't stick out as much. The only one I think is available is the chrome insert. You might be able to paint it.
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