Cut-Out Grill vs. Bolt-Over Grill
What is the difference?Whether you’re going all-out custom or you simply want to stand out at the shopping center, all truck and SUV owners can agree on one thing: no vehicle should ever suffer the embarrassment of wearing a plain-old stock grill. From frame-draggin’ mini trucks to rock-crawlin’ lifted trucks and everything in between – at StylinTrucks.com, we believe no truck or SUV is complete without the greatest of all truck accessories, a custom grill.
Now-a-days, most custom grill manufacturers offer many of the same designs in both cut-out and bolt-over installations. That way, custom truckers can get the clean look of a cut-out grill, and daily drivers (many of whom might have their trucks or SUVs on lease) can get the easy, no-modification install of a bolt-over grill. And, best of all, both truck owners and lessees can get similar looking results!
What's the difference?
Bolt-over grills, on the other hand, are typically easier to install and do NOT require the cutting or modification of your factory grill shell. That means if you decide to sell, trade-in or turn in your leased truck or SUV you can simply remove your bolt-over grill with no evidence that you ever had a custom grill in the first place.
So, whichever way you decide to go, we’re confident there’s a custom grill out there that matches the personality of your truck, and fits within your installation and modification comfort zone. The following images and captions will help walk you through the steps of a typical bolt-over grill and cut-out grill installation.
Bolt-over Grill Installation:
Cut-out Grill Installation: