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I've seen the older models and they look great, has anyone done it to the 15-16 front end and if so got any pics? wasn't sure If I should do it.
 

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So, I just removed my grille and there's a radiator scoop and below that, a piece of plastic attached to the lower bumper that obscures the crash-bar. The plastic attached to the bumper would need to be cut away with a dremel. Did you just pull the scoop out? It looks pretty well designed to pull in more air to the radiator. Any problems with cooling after?
 

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Did my '16 a while back, pull the grille and sand the back down with angle grinder and flapper wheel. Cut the plastic trim behind it with a dremel. I pulled all the plastic cowling, grille shutters, and bumper support. I also rattle canned my crash bar gloss black to hide it. I didn't notice any difference with cooling temps and now you can mount stuff to your crash bar

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Did my '16 a while back, pull the grille and sand the back down with angle grinder and flapper wheel. Cut the plastic trim behind it with a dremel. I pulled all the plastic cowling, grille shutters, and bumper support. I also rattle canned my crash bar gloss black to hide it. I didn't notice any difference with cooling temps and now you can mount stuff to your crash bar

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How difficult is it to pull the grill off? Kinda scared to start pulling too hard
 

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A few of the locking tabs on the grill that go into the bumper broke off on mine. Now one side of the grill comes out about 1/4" but not all the way. So yeah it can be fragile. To be 100% safe you'd remove the bumper and then remove grill carefully, pushing from the backside while depressing the tabs
 
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