Ok boys, it took a couple bodyshop hours and they charged me $100 cash to have it fitted. They had to trim off approximately half an inch from the inner corners of the bumper (see red arrows in 2nd photo) to install the bumper properly with the SRT8 grill on the car. Unfortunately the edges on the grill still do not match up with the bumpers'. One solution I can think of is to add spacers between painted part of the grill and the plastic honeycomb base in an attempt to line up the edges. But again, that would leave gaps between the two..hmmm.
Considering $$ and time I spent on it, the option of painted grill with chrome mesh is starting to look pretty good too . Cheers.
I am also going to put the srt8 front grill on my overland, just one thing is there a finger sized gap under the grill to the bumper. Looks like it doesnt sit down enough, but its hard to see in the photos.Would you be able to show a couple of phots in the light.
Im in Australia and the price for a srt8 grill here is 1.5k so I wanna make sure its going to fit.
I'll post some daytime shots soon. Yeah, anything is possible if you throw enough money at it . The painted front can be easily separated from the plastic mesh by releasing the tabs from the backside. But the chrome trims will have to be carefully mask off before painting I imagin. Good luck.
Please don't forget to post some daytime photos of that wonderful work.
I have a 2012 limited and I would like to swap to SRT8 grill. It has prefect proportion between body color and not much chrome.
I'm thinking to do the work by myself following your tips.
Just one question. Just in case you have to revert the work to original stage is it possible after trim the bumper inner corners ??
Thanks a lot
Pics? I've got a black 2013 Laredo that I was thinking of doing the same thing to. But was also thinking of putting the Overland mineral grey grill on the front. What do you think about the black/grey combination? I'm assuming if I went with the overland grill I wouldn't have to do the trimming on the bumper?