Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a detailed review and install of the T-REX Billet Series Replacement Upper Grille, available in your choice of either black or polished finishes, fitting all 2015 and newer F-150s. In this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect out of the T-REX Replacement Upper Grille, as well as the materials and construction. I'll top everything off with the installation, which I'll tell you up front will get a solid one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Let's get right into it.
The T-REX Billet Series Replacement Upper Grille in either black or polished finishes will be for all 2015 and newer F-150 owners out there looking to pick up one really aggressive appearance for the front end of their F-150, while also getting either the blackout look or the polished show car look for a very affordable price. The T-REX Billet Series grilles that I have here today offer a very unique styling that the factory option didn't offer. This one will have the 32-horizontal bar design with no logos on the face, giving a very sleek blackout design if you go with the black option, or if you want to go with the shiny eye-catching show car finish, you go with the polished option. One thing I do want to point out before we go any further is that this one-piece design from T-REX is unfortunately not going to work with forward facing cameras. You might want to check out some of the other options on the site to really fit your needs.
One of the great bonuses about picking up this option from T-REX is obviously going to be the materials and construction which T-REX is known for having really good quality. This one is going to be manufactured right here in the U.S.A. using the original CAD data from Ford to ensure a perfect fit on the front end of your truck. With that said, it was also constructed out of high quality, lightweight, aircraft grade 6061, 6063 billet aluminum for durability, all completed in, of course, your choice of either the black powder coating for corrosion resistance or, of course, the polished aluminum for that bright mirror-like shine. Now because they really have confidence in their parts here, T-REX is covering this under a limited three-year warranty for the workmanship to give you peace of mind in case there are any defects in the materials and, of course, that solid finish. If the T-REX Billet Series grilles I have here today, either in the black option you see here or the polished option you can find on the site, expect to be spending just about $400, which in all honesty will fall at the top end of the spectrum for the pricing compared to other options on the market. But, of course, you are paying for the higher quality materials that we all expect from T-REX, and you are definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck with the appearance here.
Now, shifting gears over to the installation portion of the video, this one again will not require any drilling or permanent modification to the front end of your F-150, and you'll only need a simple ratchet and socket set to get the job done, something anybody can do with just a little bit of time in the driveway at home. I'd say about an hour tops to get this one done, definitely getting a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. You do want to keep in mind while doing the installation that this one from T-REX is not an overlay. It will be a complete replacement for your factory upper grille. Once you get that factory upper grille out, you'll be replacing this one and locking it down using the fender washers and lock nuts provided in your kit, securing it to the front end of your F-150. Overall when you're done, like I said, about an hour's time, a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap things up, guys, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer F-150, and you're looking for a way to get some of the top-notch materials for an aftermarket front upper grille while getting a durable blackout finish or a polished show car finish, you might want to check out the T-REX Billet Series Upper Grille Replacement, which, of course, are both available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Add a touch of yesteryear for a timeless, classic look to your F-150 with a T-Rex Billet Series Polished Aluminum Horizontal Upper Grille. Featuring 24 horizontal aluminum bars designed to delete the stock emblem, this highly polished grille and black powdercoated frame is an unique design to enhance the front of your F-Series truck. This head turning upper grille is a replacement grille that requires removing your factory grille for installation.Quality Construction.
Designed with advanced CAD engineering to ensure a perfect fit, the T-Rex Billet Series Grille is proudly made in the USA and is constructed out of strong and lightweight aircraft quality 6061/6063 billet aluminum. Featuring a brilliant, highly polished finish on the front and a contrasting semi-gloss black powdercoat on the backside, and heavy duty 12 gauge frame, this grille offers your truck long lasting looks and excellent corrosion resistance.Built to Last.
T-Rex is confident in the quality of parts they produce. To back up that confidence, they include manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty on the materials and workmanship, and a 3 year warranty against defects in the finish.Application.
This polished with black frame T-Rex Billet Series Upper Replacement Grille is specifically design to fit on all 2015-2017 Ford F-150s, excluding Raptors
Technical Note. The Grille is not compatible with F-150s equipped with forward facing cameras.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Upper Grille w/ Black Frame
- (2) "Z" Brackets (Long)
- (3) "Z" Brackets (Short)
- (7) 3/16" x 1" Fender Washers
- (12) 10/32" Nylon Lock Nuts
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- King Ranch - 15, 16
- Lariat - 15, 16
- Platinum - 15, 16
- XL - 15, 16
- XLT - 15, 16
- Limited - 16
- 15-17 - 17
Not compatible with F-150s equipped with forward facing cameras.