I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover fitting on 1997 to 2008 TJ's. This is for those of you who want to change up the look of the front of your Jeep by modifying your Grille but want to keep that iconic center slot grille style. Now some people say that this grille cover will protect your factory grille from stone throws and other damage while other people say that having a plastic grille cover in close proximity to your painted metal grille may cause some chafing and actually damage your factory paint. Now while I'm a little bit more in that second school of thought, there's one thing that's for sure: this will definitely cover up any existing damage that you have on your grille. Now there are a couple of different ways to cover up any damage that you might have on your grille, from a roll-on or spray-on bed liner to something more temporary like a plastic removable spray-on cover. However, this is going to be a lot easier to install and a lot easier to uninstall if you ever decide to do that. This grille cover is made of ABS plastic so it's going to be really strong. And once you have it installed if you get a stone throw into the grille or if you're off road and you have a branch rub across the grille, this is going to hold up really well and not crack or become damaged. The matte black finish will stay black thanks to the UV protectant that's built into the plastic, so this isn't going to fade over time like some cheaper grills may end up doing. This is designed to install 100% with 3M tape. So, again, the installation is really really easy. To get this installed on your Jeep, all you need to do is clean the factory grille thoroughly. Anytime you're using 3M adhesive to install parts, as long as the surface that you're applying the 3M to is really clean, the part's going to stay put exactly where you want it to. So you can use a couple of different things to clean the factory grille, but anything alcohol-based will work really well. Once you have the grille clean, you can peel off the red backing on the 3M tape that comes pre-applied to your grille cover and put it in place. From there, it's just a matter of pushing it on to make sure that it stays nice and tight, and you're done. Make sure you're doing this in an area that is pretty warm. It's going to help the adhesive stick. If you try to install this on a cold winter's day, it's going to take a while for the adhesive to really set up. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes and you won't need any tools at all, just some cleaners. Like I said before, there are a lot of ways to color change your grille. Some are more permanent, others are still temporary, but most aren't going be as easy to install and to uninstall as this grille cover is. And when you compare this to other grille covers that are a similar style on the market, I think this one is really competitively priced and there's nothing wrong with it. It fits great, it comes with all the 3M tape that you need to install it, and it's a pretty good looking piece. So if you're looking to black out the grille on your Jeep either to cover up damage or to just give your Jeep a little bit more of a stealthy look, but you're not looking to do a permanent change like a bed-liner, and you want something that's really easy to install and uninstall when the time comes this is a really nice option that comes in at a lower price point than a lot of other ones on the market. So that's my review of the Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover fitting on 1997 to 2006 TJ's that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
Extra Protection. Guard your Jeep Wranglers grille from brush, stones, and other trail hazards with a Barricade Off-Road grille Cover. A Barricade Off-Road grille Cover not only protects your Jeep from trail debris, but is an excellent way to cover up and hide existing scuffs and scratches.
Superior Quality. Vacuum formed from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material for its light-weight, superior durability and strength, this Barricade Off-Road TJ grille Cover is completed in a smooth matte black finish for a rugged off-road appearance.
Simple Installation. No messy glue or drilling is required for installation. This Barricade Off-Road grille Cover is designed to simply install over the factory grille with the supplied 3M doubled sided automotive bonding tape for a quick and easy installation.
Application. This Barricade Off-Road Matte Black grille Cover is specifically designed to fit all 1997-2006 TJ Jeep Wrangler models.
Ryan E, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJMarketing Coordinator I have been into Wranglers since I was young. My dad has owned quite a few over the years and if I wasn’t in a lifted wrangler I was in something lifted. When I was old enough to drive I bought a Cherokee and went through 3 of them before deciding I wanted a Wrangler. So I sold my Cherokee and sat o...