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05+ XLT sport front vs Chrome bumper and grille

what do you guys think would look better on the red?? truck is a red 03 with the XLT sport package, and I am doing a 05+ front end conversion this summer and was wondering what your guys' opinions are and what you think would look better..maybe even the harley grille?? thanks to laysonw for the pic of his sweet truck hope he doesnt mind...:Thumbup: Thanks for your help,
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chrome package grille :}
i don't like painted grille's but to each there own
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You go with the Harley grill and you can get a little of both. The painted exterior portion along with the chrome of the interior portion. Otherwise I'd go with the regular chrome grill.
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I like the chrome XLT grille and bumper, but it's about what you like. I've got a chrome package grille I was gonna put on mine, but I decided not to and got an XLT grille instead.

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Thanks for the info guys I an leaning towards the chrome XLT..but then do I have to switch out my rear bumper also?? I would think so...
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I really like the second one!! ha ha...

I have not had a chance to update my pics yet. I got a chrome package grille now. I am installing 4 hella lights behind just like DCspecials.

You could always go the harley look by buying a chrome package grille and then having the entire outside painted red and leave the billet interior chrome. I think that would be cool!
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that is a good idea..but I though painting over the chrome wouldnt work..there are to many options out there..

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http://www.fordspecialists.com

I saw this truck up in the top corner of their website. It is either a harley grille repainted to match the truck or a chrome package grille. It also appears to have the inside of the headlights painted to match also.... just another option!

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that is a nice looking truck...Either a XLT chrome or the chrome package outside painted red!
Thanks for your help...
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03 F-250 6.0, FX4, 6 inch Fabtech lift, 18 inch Centerline's, 35x12.5 toyo M/Ts, 05 front end conversion with Harley headlights, Cowl hood with silver stripes, upfitter switches, Bilstein shocks, 08 taillights, 08 tailgate, 08 trailer tow mirrors, Recon smoked cab, mirror and third brake light, tinted windows, MBRP SS turboback, no cat, Autometer Cobalts on the pillar... Line-X, weatherguard toolbox..
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Personally, I like the painted grill. I like the clean look of your rig.

The only thing I would change would be to switch to the 05 lights.

I don't think the chrome grills hold up all to well to rock chips and end up looking hazy after a little while. At least the painted grill and bumper can be re-painted at your leisure.

The chrome 05 bumper it pretty nice because it has the color keyed top portion to tie in the rest of the truck but I don't think the 05+ bumpers look good completely color keyed. The 99-04 bumpers painted body color look a lot cleaner IMHO.

My 99 has the "work truck" bumper with painted grill and I prefer the clean look it has.



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