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Question Mopar Grill Guard

For those who have purchased this, is there anything to look out for? Pros vs cons? Any input would be helpful. Did you purchase the Mopar lights, or go with something else? How do the lamps mount to the guard? Where did you put the switch? How hard is to run the wire through the firewall? Thanks for listening.
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Went ahead and ordered one today. I'll soon know if it was a mistake!
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I love mine. I think it looks great but thats about as good as it gets as it doesnt provide a whole lot of real protection since it mounts mostly to the plastic. Install is super easy. I bought a pair of PIAA lights to mount on top of it. There are holes on the underside of the bar for the mopar lights and I drilled through the top to mount my lights. There is a rubber gromet that you can go through in the firewall to run wires but make sure you dont cut any of the existing wires as you poke through. I put my switch in the wallet compartment near the steering wheel. I hope you like yours.
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I love mine. I think it looks great but thats about as good as it gets as it doesnt provide a whole lot of real protection since it mounts mostly to the plastic. Install is super easy. I bought a pair of PIAA lights to mount on top of it. There are holes on the underside of the bar for the mopar lights and I drilled through the top to mount my lights. There is a rubber gromet that you can go through in the firewall to run wires but make sure you dont cut any of the existing wires as you poke through. I put my switch in the wallet compartment near the steering wheel. I hope you like yours.
I downloaded the installation guide - seems pretty straightforward. I saw pictures of yours on the Indiana Badlands thread, and I liked the contrast. I already have the Mopar tail light guards, so this should compliment my Jeep. What engine do you have? The reason I ask is that there is one pretty accessible grommet, but I believe on some engines it is used, others it is not. Where did you purchase you lights? I want to stick with round ones, if I decide to add lights. Thanks.
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I downloaded the installation guide - seems pretty straightforward. ..........I want to stick with round ones, if I decide to add
lights. Thanks.
6" Round Matte Black (or chrome) 150 w Eagle Eye driving lights! $80 for the pair.
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I have the 4.7. The gromet I used is right in the upper corner on the drivers side. Its not super easy to get to but I already had some wires running through there for an amp. I bought my lights on ebay, I think the seller was MVP auto parts.
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I have the 4.7. The gromet I used is right in the upper corner on the drivers side. Its not super easy to get to but I already had some wires running through there for an amp. I bought my lights on ebay, I think the seller was MVP auto parts.
Came today, and took about an hour to install. My Jeep is silver so it looks like a reverse Startech Jeep. I'm happy with the look! A manly Jeep! I'm still undecided about lights.
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And the pics are.............???
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and the pics are.............???
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