After compiling the Readers' Rides section this month, we found one commonality with just about all of the trucks-they all had some sort of front-end treatment. The most common of the mods was the billet grille. The billet grille has become so popular that some OE manufacturers are starting to put billet look-alikes on their new trucks. Thankfully, the aftermarket community stepped up the game and produced more options than just horizontal billet bars. There are many companies out there offering the front-end dress-up bars, and it just so happens that one of the largest ones out there, JBM, is right down the street from us. JBM is a master distributor of the T-Rex line of grilles, and the T-Rex line is pretty extensive, covering just about any style and material you might want.
This article will map out what the basic price ranges for each of the different styles will set you back and let you know if you have to cut your truck to get it in. So, if you are contemplating adding a new grille to your ride, check out what JBM and T-Rex has to offer and happy grilling.
Here is the grille that replaced the tube grilles of the '70s, which set the standard for front-end modifications on the stuff we build. These will be the most budget-minded of any grille on these pages, and like its vertical brother, it can be installed right over the top of the factory grille, or you can cut out the black plastic center. Look to spend $120 or more for this staple of the truck accessory world.