Photo 2/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 02 | For our ’14 Chevrolet Silverado, we perused the T-Rex website and settled on the overlay-style X-Metal Series two-piece Studded Grille in all black, part number 6711171.
Photo 3/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 03 | The first step of the install is to remove the 12 plastic pop rivets along the top of the radiator cover using a removal tool or flat screwdriver.
Photo 4/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 04 | Then, we removed the plastic radiator cover, accessing the back of the factory grille shell.
Photo 5/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 05 | We removed the four 10mm bolts located along the top of the grille shell.
Photo 6/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 06 | Using a 7mm socket, we removed the two screws from inside each fenderwell, where the bumper and fender meet.
Photo 7/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 07 | Then we pulled the plastic bumper pad outward where it meets the fender at the fenderwell until it popped loose and was removed.
Photo 8/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 08 | You can remove the final bolts from the bottom edge of the grille.
Photo 9/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 09 | Finally, we popped the grille shell off the truck and set it on the bench for modification.
Photo 10/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 10 | This body-style truck has an inner shell that seals to the core support for maximum cooling efficiency, which is pretty cool. But we have to remove it temporarily to install the T-Rex inserts.
Photo 11/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 11 | We were ready to set the overlay inserts in place on the factory grille, being careful to hold it in place until we got it locked down from the other side.
Photo 12/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 12 | Studs from the insert protrude up through the factory grille, where they are topped with a clip and Nyloc nut.
Photo 13/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 13 | This setup is used in several places around the insert.
Photo 14/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 14 | Before we did the final snug-down, we checked the fitment of the overlays from the front to ensure a perfect fit.
Photo 15/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 15 | Now things were tightened down for good, and we reassembled the shell and reinstalled it on the Silverado.
Photo 16/16 | T Rex X Metal Grille 16 | With the grille and bumper cap back on the truck, this simple install is complete. The simple front-end upgrade of the T-Rex X-Metal grille adds to the good looks of the XD Series wheels and Nitto tires and took this truck from stock to custom in no time.