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      08-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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Grill swap

If I purchase blacked out grills, can I just yank the chrome ones out by hand with brute redneck strength like I did the 1 series if I don't care about breaking the clips on the chrome set? Anyone performed the swap this way?
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      08-28-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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why would you do that ?

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1027264
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      08-28-2014, 01:54 PM   #3
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I'm lazy, and not a fan of the idea of plasti-dipping them, seems like a hassle to tape everything off even though I know the dip peels off paint easily.
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      08-28-2014, 05:41 PM   #4
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I replaced mine last night in about 20 minutes. Very easy with only minor scratches to my arm. Search the DIY section, there's a link there with detailed instructions.
Will probably sell the oem ones to recovery most of the cost of the new black ones.
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      08-28-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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I'm lazy, and not a fan of the idea of plasti-dipping them, seems like a hassle to tape everything off even though I know the dip peels off paint easily.
I'm not questioning swapping the grills just wondering why you want to destroy the old ones when you can get them out relatively easy without breaking them
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      08-29-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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I'll give it a whirl using the proper method, I just remember the 1 series I had drove me insane, maybe the 2'er is a bit easier!

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      08-29-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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Just get a Yankee friend to come by and do it for you
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      08-29-2014, 08:01 PM   #8
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I just did it and it was fairly easy and I didn't break anything.
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