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Should I keep my grill? I currently have a blacked out 06 grill or swap it out for an STX grill i got from work?



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I like the grille that is on your truck now better.



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That's 1



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I don't think the STX grill will fit.



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JAMMAN wrote:
I don't think the STX grill will fit.
Do you know the difference?



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Hold one in front of the other. I'm pretty sure they are 2 different shapes.



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Every other place says they will. Carry on. Maybe more picture angles on the STX grill it looked almost oval at the top from your pic. Has to have those 2 little points to fit 06/11



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I'm debating on changing mine. The paint is coming off of mine.



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I have the 6 panel on my sport and dont like the look. I think it looks like the face mask on a football helmet the way it sticks out. I'm for using the stx grill if it fits. I havent found a easy, affordable solution for my 07 and I dont know what year stx would fit

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06 thru 11 from what I read today



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JAMMAN wrote:
06 thru 11 from what I read today
Wasnt sure if it was available those years. Thanks JAMMAN



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JAMMAN wrote:
06 thru 11 from what I read today
I had a grill from an 04 in mine till I hit a deer



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You are a rebel.



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Not really I just hated the chrome grill that was in my truck. It was the only thing chrome on the truck. Then when I hit that deer I had no choice but to put back in after I got the idea to paint it black. Now the paint is peeling off of it and I think it's time for a change



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So, what will fit in an '04?



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04-2011 grill was updated in 06



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Painting over chrome will always flake off unless you roughen the surface with 320 grit paper and then apply an etch primer before regular primer and color coats.



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I like the Sport Grille, I even attempted to fit one in my '03 Shell, there were too many little changes, funny !

IMHO... the Sport Grille is by far the best grille the Ranger had, too bad it wasn't available for the '01-'03 models too.

I have, in the past, and not from a Ranger Grille, lifted the chrome from the plastic, there was a crack and it peeled off. Sanded and painted the pieces black, worked out well.
Also, I used an Adhersion Promoter for plastic, a must do, the plastic out gases and will not let the paint get a good hold otherwise !

Start the process, fit it up and see if it fits for sure !



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I put the stx grill in and I'm taking it back out. It looks like something that should be on a revel model



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black06xlt wrote:
I put the stx grill in and I'm taking it back out. It looks like something that should be on a revel model
Funny how one person opinion varies from another.

I think the STX Grille is the best looking OEM Grille for a Ranger !

I wish my STX Grille project had worked out... be it as it is... I ended up with an after market square tube grille, with RED Lettering !

Good Luck with that !  Picture if you have any !



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I put the stx grill in and I'm taking it back out. It looks like something that should be on a revel model
Hey, If you haven't taken the STX Grille out, just give it a little time.
It is one of the cleanest Grilles Ford has ever put out, and the outer two sections of the Grille MIghT support Fog/Driving Lights.



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I was just looking at grills, I have one cracked one and one worn one.

Came across this, based on a 2WD grill but I kinda like it:



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JAMMAN wrote:
I was just looking at grills, I have one cracked one and one worn one.

Came across this, based on a 2WD grill but I kinda like it:


That's nice



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I like the inserts. The sport grill on mine has nothing in the open parts except for the sides. I keep thinking a honeycomb piece is missing. 

Out of all the grills the STX had the best looking grill most years. The 04 style like black06xlts wasnt their best one. I agree that one didnt improve your trucks look. My favorite year grill was the 03 honeycomb. The very front of the hood changed in 04 or 05 I think so unless I want to buy a hood I'm stuck with the 6 panel.

Eventually I will meet someone or find the shop that can make a custom grill for me. I'd love something like the 2010-11 raptor grill or something like the transformer symbol stretched. So if you know someone or a shop that does grills hook us up!!!

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