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Drake Off Road Grille Inserts - Black (07-17 Wrangler JK)

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  • Item J18230
  • MPN# JP-190008-BLACK

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Features, Video & Details

  • Aggressive Styling
  • Solid Billet Aluminum Construction
  • Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Hardware Included
  • Easy Installation
  • For 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Drake Off Road Grill Inserts in black, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. These are for those of you who wanna change up the look of the front of your Jeep without getting rid of that iconic seven-slot grille. While these do look good and will definitely change up the look, they also add a layer of protection against stone throws. Stones can come up through the openings in the grille and damage your radiator or your air conditioning components, and these will help just knock down some of those stones that would otherwise cause damage. These are a really high-quality, well-built product that also fit really well, and for something that's billet aluminum, these are priced really fairly. In fact, they are significantly less expensive than a lot of the other grille inserts on the market, and in my opinion, they are better made than some of the other ones. As with most things from Drake Off Road, these grille inserts are made of billet aluminum and covered in a black powder coat finish. In fact, even the clips that go on the back side of the grille that screw into the grille inserts, holding everything together, are also billet aluminum. So you don't have any plastic, you don't have to worry about anything getting brittle in the sun or in the cold and breaking. Everything is gonna hold up really well for you. These are designed to fit right in your factory grille, install easily, you don't have to drill anything, and as I said before, they look good and add a great level of protection. So to get these installed on your Jeep is a pretty simple process. The first step is to remove your factory grille, and in order to do that, you'll wanna remove the turn signal plugs, then remove the eight clips across the top of the grille. And finally, just give it a good pull and it'll pop right off. From there, you can install the grille inserts from the front. On the back side of the grille, you'll lay the clips across the back and use the included screws to hold the grille inserts into place. Some grille inserts just clip into the grille from the front, and the installation is a little bit easier. However, in my opinion, it's not as secure of an installation. Other grille inserts will be held in with 3M tape, which is something that I actually do like because it prevents the opportunity for the grille insert to chafe the factory grille. But because the clips that are included in this setup are billet aluminum, everything is really solid. I really do like the way that these install on the Jeep. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than an hour, and that's including putting the grille back on the Jeep in the reverse order of the steps that you took it off. Anytime you're looking at a product that is billet aluminum, the price usually climbs, especially over a plastic alternative. But if you look at these billet aluminum grille inserts versus some other billet aluminum grille inserts, these are actually really fairly priced. Some of the other ones can be $130, $200, and even more. So for the price you have to pay for these, I think they are a bargain. They're incredibly well-made. I love the installation system, and they look really good. So if you wanna customize the look of the front end of your Jeep, but you're not ready to get rid of that iconic seven-slot grille, these do a really nice job of accenting the factory grille while still giving you that custom look. They're an item that fit really well, are priced really, really reasonably, and the installation could not be simpler. So that's my review of the Drake Off Road Grille Inserts, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Aggressive Style. Don't settle for the look of outdated aftermarket upgrades. Take the assault on style head on with the Drake Off Road Grille Inserts. These Black Grille Inserts are designed to give your Wrangler a tactical look without breaking the bank. The unique design with help protect your Jeep's radiator from trail debris and damage when traveling off road, without compromising air flow. Rugged and unique, they'll set your rig apart from every other mimic at the show or on the road, and give you the aggressive edge you've been seeking.

Durable Construction. These rugged grille inserts are crafted from quality, solid billet aluminum for its superior corrosion resistance and extreme lightweight strength. Each Wrangler Grille Insert is finished in a tough black powder coat finish to provide extra protection from the elements and intense style for your Jeep's front end.

Easy Installation. Upgrading your JK with these Grille Inserts is simple and easy. All the necessary hardware and mounting brackets are included, along with easy to follow instructions to make the process quick and painless.

Application. These Drake Off Road Grille Inserts are designed to fit 2007 to 2014 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models.

Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (7) Grille Inserts
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Will not fit the following models: • Sahara (2016+ only) • Sahara X • Rubicon X • Polar Edition • Dragon Edition • Altitude Edition (2015+ only) • Back Country Edition • 75th Anniversary Edition

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5/5
Grille me another cheesburger

great product and easy install, they really make the grille look finished, only took less than an hour... I installed mine without taking grille off vehicle by holding back supports with one screw caught, ...

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5/5
High quality

The install is a bit tedious with the tiny Allen screws but the materials are extremely high quality. If you like the look, I highly recommend these. I suppose you could paint them if you were inclined ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Will these work on a 2017 recon?

SteveM

Will these fit the big bear? 2017

JimH

can these be cut to work with a bolt hood lock

GaryT

  • We have not tested the Drake Off Road Grille Inserts with a bolt hood lock, but outside of cutting some minor adjustment to the mounting may be needed to make this function correctly.

    Rob D

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Will these Drake inserts work with the rugged ridge grille inserts as well. Looking to have both the plastic inserts in and these. Is that possible

JimP

  • The Rugged Ridge Black Grille Insert Set and the Drake Off Road Grille Inserts would not be compatible with one another.

    Rob D

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I Line-X my 2016 Sport's factory grille and want to know are the screws long enough for any wiggle room or is it a just right fit with no wiggle room at all?

Jae

  • Hello, you should have enough room for these Drake Off Road Grille Inserts if you've lined your grille. If you want a visual of how this is installed I attached the install guide here: http://1.cdn.lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J18230_Guide.pdf

    XTMerideth

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Just bought a 2017 Wrangler unlimited Willys will these fit? Did not see it listed so thinking it will. Just want to sure.

Anonymous

  • Hello, yes, these Inserts will work on your 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Willys.

    XTNunoP

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.65 4.7
  • Appearance 4.833333 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.7 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 21, 2017

    Grille me another cheesburger

    great product and easy install, they really make the grille look finished, only took less than an hour... I installed mine without taking grille off vehicle by holding back supports with one screw caught, turning into position then installing second screw...I saved the middle insert for last, caught one screw on top and bottom support and with the help of 2 small pieces of wire turned the support up to finish. Don't know how much time I saved but was pretty easy

    JohnS103

    Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 14, 2016

    High quality

    The install is a bit tedious with the tiny Allen screws but the materials are extremely high quality. If you like the look, I highly recommend these. I suppose you could paint them if you were inclined as well. It might be obvious to many, but these covers sit on the outside of the grill whereas many covers sit on the inside of the grill. (Neither better nor worse in my opinion).

    Zog

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 12, 2016

    Nice product. Easy to install. Can scratch paint if not careful when securing the hardware. However great quality product.

    Very good quality product. Looks nice. Easy install.

    jw

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 19, 2016

    Drake off road grill inserts

    Very nice, I'm impressed. And now I have protection for my radiator. I did lose 1 screw but I got another one at the local hardware store and used a sharpy to color it. Installed in about an hour (does not include the list screw time) the screws and the grill inserts are aluminum and you can use a magnet. In hind sight I think I could have used a tray to hold the screws. But I like them and they will stay. :)

    Sirshakesalot

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 02, 2016

    great way to protect vehicle

    This is an easy DIY project. It took me about an hour to install the inserts. Removing the grille assembly from Jeep takes only a few minutes and Is necessary to install the inserts. If needed, easy to follow instructions are included to remove the assembly. If it's cold outside you can take everything inside and work on it there. I would suggest laying all of the inserts in first so you can align everything up including your brackets. A hex key or Allen wrench is needed to bolt the brackets on. Once I was done and I got the grille assembly back on the Jeep I'm very happy with the look.

    Redwood88xj

    Year: 2015Missouri

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 30, 2015

    Black Billet Grill Inserts

    These grill inserts look great and were not difficult to install. I removed my grill to install them as per the directions, but with patience I think that they could be installed with the grill still attached to the Jeep. The inserts are sturdy and well manufactured, and the mounting brackets are well designed and should hold up to off-roading as well as normal day-to-day use. The only reason that I did not give the product a 5 star rating is because I was missing one mounting bolt when I opened the package. I contacted Drake directly for a replacement and they responded quickly and assured me that they would mail me the missing hardware.

    HoosierDaddy

    Year: 2014Mooresville, NC, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 13, 2015

    Red makes it Pop

    Install and included directions were pretty straight forward. I decided to paint them red before installation and really love the results. The red inserts against the black body paint and red in the seat covers really pop.

    Jlamp72807

    Year: 2011Leesburg, VA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 17, 2015

    Nice upgrade

    Very easy to install, less than an hour. Just make sure you line them all up first otherwise you may end up with uneven brackets.

    Rob101171

    Year: 2015Hanover park, IL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 20, 2015

    Light and strong with good looks!

    Just got these about a week ago and so far they're great! Easy to install with the brackets instead of having to drill, and they're strong! Had the unfortunate incident of hitting a bird while driving :/ , but the inserts held up and kept everything out, thank God.. But anyways! Yes, I would recommend them! Inexpensive and strong, I'll be sure to order some more if anything happens to these ones!

    LakeRunner

    Year: 2014Baltimore, MD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 09, 2015

    Great look, easy installation

    Inserts arrived quickly and were well packed. Installation was easier than expected abit the bolt on left side is a bit tricky to get out and reinstall. Due to the 21.5 light and brackets could only install five of the seven inserts for now.

    RobertTX

    Year: 2013Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 20, 2015

    ROCK STOPPER

    Without this product I had seen where some rocks hit my evaporator coil and almost penetrated the tubes , These grill inserts will stop that , Easy to install , had my wife start one screw on each hold down bracket and I installed them in about one hour

    Harryt944

    Year: 2013Louisiana

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 13, 2015

    Cool inserts

    Very easy install. Just follow the detailed instructions and start to finish is under an hour. Adds a nice finishing touch to the front end and will help protect radiator from dents and dings.

    Mammoth

    Year: 2012Castle Rock, CO, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 24, 2014

    Neat clean look, hides radiator and pipes

    Very pleased. Offers a nice clean 'filler' for the Jeep 7. Hides the radiator and the pipe for a nicer look. Panels very tough to line up 'perfectly', but I am fussy...and satisfied! Easy install. Maybe about a 3 hour job.

    Alan

    Year: 2014Charlotte, NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 23, 2016

    Engine Protection

    Grille inserts were easy to install and look great on the Sport

    harvey

    Year: 2016Submodel: WranglerSan Diego, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 22, 2015

    love the look

    i purchased these foe my 2015 wrangler and i couldnt be happier. install was very simple. really changes the overall look from the front of my jeep!

    mikef

    Year: 2015Manteno, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 24, 2017

    Nice look and easy to install

    Very happy with purchase. Inserts have a nice look and feel sturdy. Safe yourself aggravation and take the grille off. That only took about 10 minutes. It would have taken 2 if I wasn't being extra cautious. Whole install about 1 hour.

    DavidH

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 24, 2017

    Protection and a little flair

    I had visions of stones damaging my radiator through those huge slots. These fit well and really dress up the front nicely.

    TrevorT

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 18, 2017

    Drake Grill Insert JK 2016

    These inserts fit very nicely and adds a nice subtle detail to the grill. It was pretty easy to install but was time consuming because of the little screws. My only complaint is that the screws and mounting hardware do not align all the way across each opening. You really can't notice it unless you are up close. Good value for the money and I would recommend this product.

    JovencioM

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 02, 2017

    grill inserts

    They took about an hour to install with out rushing. I ordered black ones and one of the mounting brackets a half inch of paint pulled away. This is my reason for 4 star only as now not sure how the black with hold up.

    RonW

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 18, 2017

    Great product AND customer service!

    Have to mention customer service because our 2017 Jeep Rubicon RECON is so new that no sites show a direct match for the grill inserts. Extreme Terrain CS took the extra time to investigate and came back with the Drake inserts as a solution. They fit great, look incredible, are well made and a snap to install. Kudos to both Drake and Extreme Terrain on this one!

    JandB

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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