Review & Install Video
Modern Billet's front grille Ford letter set in carbon fiber is a great option for any of my 2010 through 2014 SVT Raptor owners out there that are looking for a relatively inexpensive appearance or styling modification that's gonna help bring out the best to your Raptor's already aggressive front end. It's gonna install in a matter of minutes, and for that, it is gonna be grabbing an extremely easy one-out-of-three wrenches on our difficulty meter here. About a 10- to 15-minute job. I'm gonna show you how, coming up soon.
So, your SVT Raptor looks great on its own. It's wide, it's menacing, and it's got a face that any mother could love, so why would you wanna bother adding something like this kit to your front end? Well, first and foremost, your front end is hitting absolutely everything in sight, be it sand in the desert, trees and brush on the trails, or just picking up bugs and stones on the road around town. Your Ford letters might be a little bit tired or worn-out looking from years of abuse.
With the Ford letter set, you're getting 304 stainless steel that's wrapped in carbon fiber, which is gonna help make your front end that much more of a focal point and more prominent, but it's not something that looks tacky because it has a really subdued styling. Additionally, I think they actually compliment and offset some of the other silver accents around your truck, but mainly your skid plate up front, but the color matches pretty well with your factory wheels. I think these are a really nice alternative to doing something like a full grille swap because you lose the letters up front, and if you did want to get into a grille down the road or just change up the look, because we all have a tendency to do so, these aren't permanent at all.
Looking at the construction here, guys, we are going to see that this U.S.-made kit is manufactured from 100% 304 stainless steel that's then completed in a carbon fiber wrap. This makes this a great contender, in my opinion, to cover up service imperfections or damage, and your factory letters will still be able to take a beating on- or off-road.
In terms of the pricing meter, guys, expect to be spending about 180 bucks to get these onto your truck, which isn't all that bad considering that there are other options out there that can get close to around 800 bucks, but that's gonna be a full grille with the letters being deleted and then replaced with a long Raptor logo spelled out. On the other hand here, if the carbon fiber look just isn't your thing, we do have these back on the website in a brushed stainless look for a few dollars less. Just make sure to check those out, as well.
Switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, guys, this is going to warrant an extremely easy one-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter here, about a 10- to 15-minute job, because this is a peel-and-stick operation. So, before you get these onto your truck, you're gonna want to clean your existing letters and make sure they're free of any type of grease or road grime. And once they're cleaned off, take some of the supplied adhesive promoter and run that over your factory letters, peel the backing off of your new ones, get them in place, give them a solid push, and then you're good to go.
So, that's gonna wrap up my quick review and breakdown of Modern Billet's carbon fiber wrapped Ford letter set, fitting the 2010 through 2014 Raptor, that can be found right here at americantrucks.com.