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Loving the RTR grill!

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So looking for something different, I went with the RTR grille. However, before I installed it I sent it over to Condello Customs in Phoenix to paint the center bar Magnetic to match the rest of the truck. Finally got it installed today and I think it turned out awesome.

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I believe this has already been posted somewhere, but just FYI for those with the RTR grill, you can use Forscan to have the lights come on with the DRLs. Otherwise the grill lights only come on when the headlights/parking lights are on. The grill lights are tied to the parking lights wiring. There is an option in Forscan to make the parking lights active when the DRLs are on.
 

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Still trying to decide what color to paint the grille. I have almost no magnetic paint left on the truck, so I’m thinking Shadow Black.

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Still trying to decide what color to paint the grille. I have almost no magnetic paint left on the truck, so I’m thinking Shadow Black.

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I would match the grille and the bezel to the body color. I matched mine and love the way it looks.
 

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Order one without the bezel, should be arriving today. Any good pointers on removing the grill without breaking the locking tabs? Always makes me a bit nervous
 

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Order one without the bezel, should be arriving today. Any good pointers on removing the grill without breaking the locking tabs? Always makes me a bit nervous
Great question Mike,

I learned when doing mine that the instructions included with the grille are not very clear when it comes to the tabs. When they say to depress the tabs they are correct, but what they do not say is that you depress the center of the tab. I used a small flat head screw driver and pressed down on the top of that tab in the center toward the front of the truck. This will release the tabs so they can easily be removed. You should be able to see how the tabs work on the new RTR grille. They work just the same as the factory if memory serves me correctly.

I broke one of mine, but also found that the tabs are not part of the bezel. They are actually part of the factory center grille you are replacing. If one breaks it does not affect the installation of the new grille.

Let me know if you have any other questions on this.

Dan
 

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Any non lariat ranger owners out there that have installed LED's to match color of this grille's LED's?
Would love to see some pics and know which lights you went with
 

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Well I just pulled the trigger on one of these bad boys.
Took a couple of guesses at a promo code including the previous code "still 20" and a hopeful "covid19".
Surprisingly, i guessed "RTR10" and it worked! 10% off.
So if anyone else is looking to buy I would give that a try (RTR15 and RTR20 did not work).
 

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Great question Mike,

I learned when doing mine that the instructions included with the grille are not very clear when it comes to the tabs. When they say to depress the tabs they are correct, but what they do not say is that you depress the center of the tab. I used a small flat head screw driver and pressed down on the top of that tab in the center toward the front of the truck. This will release the tabs so they can easily be removed. You should be able to see how the tabs work on the new RTR grille. They work just the same as the factory if memory serves me correctly.

I broke one of mine, but also found that the tabs are not part of the bezel. They are actually part of the factory center grille you are replacing. If one breaks it does not affect the installation of the new grille.

Let me know if you have any other questions on this.

Dan
Thanks for the clarification! Got delivered yesterday and saw that the tabs are part of the grill itself, not the bezel, like you mentioned. So I'm not that worried about breaking the OEM tabs now. May try to install it today, but thunderstorms are in the forecast, so may have to wait until tomorrow. Will post pics when done
 

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Installed it yesterday. Pretty straight forward. However, Couldn't get the passenger side to illuminate. Checked the connections, terminals were fine, reconnected everything, still no luck. Not sure what the deal is. Maybe I got a faulty LED/Wiring harness?

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Installed it yesterday. Pretty straight forward. However, Couldn't get the passenger side to illuminate. Checked the connections, terminals were fine, reconnected everything, still no luck. Not sure what the deal is. Maybe I got a faulty LED/Wiring harness?

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Looks awesome Mike. Hope you get the lighting issue figured out.

Did my tips on removing the OE grille help?
 

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