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Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the Inyo Grille, fitting all 2020 and newer JT Gladiators. So, if you're looking for a very easy and pretty affordable way to switch up the front end aesthetic of your JT, this is going to be a great choice to take a look into. Now, obviously, you can see that this completely changes the styling from the factory grille that has some pretty plain and stock styling to something that is completely dynamic, and it's also going to offer a very mean and aggressive look that you may be looking for. Now, this is going to have a very aggressive brow up top, and it's also going to have a very busy grille in the middle, and that's going to offer some custom and unique styling in comparison to some other options on the page as well as just the factory grille. Now, this is going to be a complete replacement for your factory grille and will be made of a durable ABS plastic material, so it will be able to hold up and it's also going to come in an unpainted finish. Now, what I do like about that is that you can leave it matte black like you see here for a bit of a contrast with your factory color, or you can paint it to any other existing color scheme that you have, or to your factory paint code. Now, with that being said, this is going to come in at roughly $250 for the full package, and in my personal opinion, compared to some other choices, that's set at a very good price. Now, this is going to come with everything that you need in order to get it onto your truck. It's going to come with all of the hardware and all of the seals that you need to make sure that this has a good fit.Now, some other choices available on the page that would usually switch up the front end styling are going to consist of grille inserts or even other inserts related to your factory grille. Now, again, this is going to completely switch out the grille itself, and it's going to offer that change in styling. Now, some other choices that are going to be complete replacements may be set up pretty similar to this. However, it really comes down to your personal preference in the actual design when it comes to the grille itself. Now, I personally think if you're in search of a very easy way to change up the look of the front end of the Jeep while also getting a very aggressive look in the meantime, this is going to be a great choice. Now, the install is going to be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. This is actually really easy to get on and installed. You're only gonna need a couple of basic hand tools and probably 30 minutes worth of your time. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that right now. Tools that I used for my install were a panel removal tool, a Phillips head screwdriver, and a flat-head screwdriver. So, to kick off this install, what we're going to do is pop the hood and take off the clips that are holding on our grille.So, for this step, we're going to take off the six clips that are holding in the upper part of our grille. I'm gonna use a trim removal tool. You can also use a flat-head screwdriver. I just would recommend to be careful if you're using a flat-head. So, once those are out, what we're going to do is pull up on each corner. There's a post on each corner that aligns the grille, and we can start to give it a good pull back. Now, this particular Gladiator does have a camera on the front, so you want to make sure that if you have a camera that you be careful with the wiring harness that's right behind there. So, once it's most of the way out, as you can see, this harness is right behind here. So, I am going to take this clip off here. This is washer fluid clip, and then we also have a wiring harness for the camera. You're just going to depress that clip and pull back. So, I'm just going to use a small flat-head screwdriver just to help me with the clip here. Now, if you have the camera, we still have to take that trim removal tool and just disconnect the wiring harness and whatever is connected to the grille. Now, if you don't have this on your grille, you can skip this step. So, once it's fully disconnected from the grille, we're going to take this wiring harness and tuck it away. We won't be able to use the camera for the new grille, so we will need to tie this up and out of the way and make sure that this plug is tidied up. But at this point, we're ready to fully remove our grille.So, before we hop into the inside, I do wanna step down and show you guys a side-by-side comparison of our factory grille and our new option here, show you some of the similarities and differences between the two. Now, overall, with this new grille, you are going to be completely changing the aesthetic of the front end of the Gladiator for a number of different reasons. Now, just a brief overview of our factory grille. Obviously, it's not going to look as angry or aggressive as this new option. It's also going to have some grille inserts in the factory grille itself. And I would like to call out the fact that this is a Rubicon grille, so you are going to have that camera up in the front. Now, overall, this is going to be great for stock applications and that stock look but if you're looking to step it up and are looking for a more aggressive choice, this is definitely going to be right up your alley. Now, obviously, we have the very aggressive brow up top, and this is going to switch it out from the seven slots with the dynamic-looking grille in the middle here. Now, this is also going to be made of ABS plastic material. So, it is going to be pretty durable and be able to take some abuse while mounted up on the front of your Jeep. And it's going to come in an unpainted finish. So, you can keep it black or that matte black, satin black that you see here to give a nice contrast to the Jeep, especially if you're working with a different kind of color like this green that you see here, or you can paint it to color-match your Jeep or any other existing color scheme that you have going on.Now, I would like to call out the fact that this new grille is not going to have inserts behind it. Now, what you can do if you are concerned about some of the protection or losing some of the protection that the factory grille gives off is you can put an insert behind it. However, it is pretty busy up front. So, with that being said, this will offer a little bit more protection than the traditional seven slots to any kick up on the road. Now, again, I also would like to mention the fact that this is a Rubicon grille and it does come with that camera up front. We will not be able to swap that over into the new grille. That's not going to be a concern for some of the other lower-trim Gladiator owners out there, but I would like to call that out just because there is no spot for it and there are no attachments on the other side. Nonetheless, this is going to come with everything that you need to install it for a pretty good fit. So, what do you say we go ahead and put this together and get it on our Gladiator? So, before we head over to the Jeep, we do need to attach our retainer clips on the back of our grille. Now, these are going to be new in comparison to the ones that you have on your factory grille, and you're going to have eight of them. So, what we're going to do is take them and just slide them onto the back of each of the posts here, and this is going to make sure that the grille stays in place.So, now that those are on what we need to do is install the extension pieces on the outer portion of our grille. Now, these are gonna be attached by three self-tapping Phillips head screws, and these are just going to go on the outside to make sure that those two mounting locations on either side of the top of the grille are secure. So, what we're going to do is take a Phillips head screwdriver and three of our screws and make sure that it's for the correct side. So, we're going to head over to this side, they should line up just like that. This will line up with that crease. And we're going to take our Phillips head screw and start that. Take a Phillips head screwdriver, and start to secure them down. Now, this is a harder plastic. It is ABS, so it might take a little bit of force to screw these in. After those are tightened up on this side, we're going to repeat that on the other side. So, I took off the 3M backing, but what we're gonna do at this point is just line this up and place this on the front of our grille. And this is going to act as our seal so that the hood seals when the hood is closed. So, you're just going to give it a good press, and then it'll help the adhesion process when the hood is actually closed. So we're going to go back and adjust it right now. And at this point, our grille's ready to install. So, what we're going to do at this point is line up our grille, give it a good press to set all of those retainer clips in place. And then we're going to take either the factory clips or the clips that came with the kit. There is a new set of clips depending on which ones are in better condition. We're going to take those clips and secure them down in the factory location.Now, because this is a new grille, the ABS is not completely like stretched out yet. So, it will kind of form once it's on the Jeep, but it may be a little bit tight to get on at first. So, you just may have to give it a little bit of a press. So, after all of those clips are in place, what we're going to do is close up our hood and we'll be all set to go.So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products just like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Fitment: 2020 2021
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