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TimmyB 06-24-2009 04:59 PM

Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
I did this mod awhile back, prob one of the first I did when I got my WK. Found a red rock crystal srt8 grill for 85 bucks shipped so I bought it and swapped it out my black trim. I did it in winter, so I soaked both pieces in hott water in my bath tub to soften the plastic since I was afraid of it cracking.

The srt grill.
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC01733.jpg

Using a small flat head screwdriver I pryed the top and bottom tabs off first, then working from one side I pryed the tabs on the verticals while pulling the trim away just enough to keep it from snapping back in. If I had another set of hands would of went quicker. Plus, I learned not to pull the trim away too much or the next tabs will get wedged and harder to pry off.
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC01740.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC01739.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC01736.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC01741.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC01742.jpg

And were done. I put the other one back together and sold it on ebay. Made a little $$ back......I almost want to say it cost me $50 altogether for this one now after selling mine.

LTrainGC 06-24-2009 06:14 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Awesome write up.. I want to get this done one of these days.

TimmyB 06-24-2009 06:17 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Like i wrote its easy, just undo the top and bottom tabs first, then working from one side to the other undo the tabs while gently pulling the trim away but not so much the next tabs are wedged tight that you cant get the screwdriver in.

LTrainGC 06-24-2009 06:24 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Where did you find your SRT grill?

TimmyB 06-24-2009 06:58 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LTrainGC (Post 21879)
Where did you find your SRT grill?


Haha, did you even read my thread? I found someone selling it on ebay. Starting bid was like 40 bucks but had a buy it now for $85 shipped so I scopped it up as soon as i saw it. Then I put that srt trim on my stock back and sold it on ebay for like $60 shipped. I got it done for CHEAP...... I really dont think you will come across a deal like that again. I seem to stumble up them, like buying the mopar ground effects kit new for 200 bucks. hehe. My whole brand new JL audio stereo system cost me the same as going to walmart buying crap gear.

LTrainGC 06-24-2009 07:09 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
I did read your thread, and it doesn't say anything about you buying it on ebay, just selling it on ebay.

Frankie 06-24-2009 07:15 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
I remember when you did this...Nice job man!!!

TimmyB 06-24-2009 07:26 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LTrainGC (Post 21918)
I did read your thread, and it doesn't say anything about you buying it on ebay, just selling it on ebay.


On the top, said i found it for 85 but ur right didnt say ebay. So yea, I found it on ebay. Lol. I dont think the guy knew what he actually had, like what it was really worth,

LTrainGC 06-24-2009 07:26 PM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmyB (Post 21933)
On the top, said i found it for 85 but ur right didnt say ebay. So yea, I found it on ebay. Lol. I dont think the guy knew what he actually had, like what it was really worth,

Yeah 85 bucks is a hell of a deal!!

B.P.O.D 06-25-2009 10:33 AM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
nice mod and great deal!!!

Megatron 06-25-2009 11:09 AM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
Impressive. Future mod for the black mamba

Scottina06 06-25-2009 11:44 AM

Re: Swapping SRT8 Mesh W/Your Own Stock Grill Trim.
 
nice write up tim. Thank you


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