How To Install A Billet Grille in Five Steps
Equipping your vehicle with a billet grille provides benefits both in its appeal and functionality. In fact, this simple aftermarket addition provides a sleek and racing-like style to your auto-that is why most car owners fancy this grille type. If you have recently bought one and you are not quite sure how to go about installation, then here is an easy five-step fix to help you out.
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
Preparing for installation
To keep yourself from short circuits and electrocution, disconnect the car's battery and remove the cable from its power source. You see, you may have to detach the covers around the headlights and turn signals. Some vehicles like pickup trucks may need to remove the entire stock front grille from the clips and bolts.
Cutting the old grille parts
For most truck types, the stock grille parts need to be cut out first to ensure fitting. Use the cutting grinder with an abrasive wheel.
Using grinder to smooth out rough edges
To ensure proper fitting, use a cutting grinder to smooth out the rough edges left from the cut out grille. Performing this cutting procedure allows the new billet grille to fit perfectly. This also ensures that the new part is secured tightly in place.
Attaching the billet grille
Once the rough edges were smoothed out, you may now attach the billet grille into the cut space. The billet grille package should include brackets and fasteners that help secure the new part in place. Some types may require you to use an Allen wrench in getting rid of the stock grille parts and screws out of their supports. Some are configured to install an additional bracket for tighter fitting.
Replacing front clip and protective coverings on grille parts
Once the billet grille is secured, you may now cap off the installation process by installing the right clips and coverings to the grille parts like the headlights. You see, this will help secure the newly installed billet grille in position, even when riding on rough terrain.