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Old 01-12-2011, 04:49 PM
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Hey guys help me out... Looking for a grill guard for my 2010 Ram 1500. Please post any pics of your trucks with them on there. Its hard to find pics online other than ranch hand. I really want a ranch hand but they're pretty expensive. Im not interested in getting a full bumper replacment just a grille guard. Thanks guys.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:34 PM
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Im guessing no one has one???
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:33 PM
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I'm also looking closely at getting a Westin or Steelcraft, but there are very few pictures available. Steelcraft has one on their website, but it's just a generic picture of a 4th gen with a chrome GG. Sorry, I'm not much help.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:18 PM
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Im running into the same problem. Theres a couple of pics on carid.com but the grille guard is different in each picture even though its the same product. If you get one post some pics so we can help people.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:46 PM
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Hey luckyshotbrooks,

Found a pic of a Ranch Hand. This would be my pick, if I can afford it.

http://roswelllivestock.com/mercanti..._image&pID=590
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:03 PM
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Ya Ive seen a ton of ranch hands I was just wondering what else was out there. I love the ranch hand but here in texas its about almost $600. I may just have to suck it up and spend it cause so far its the only one I like. Frontier makes one thats cheaper but for some reason I find it to be hideous.
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i got mine in abilene, texas at rhino linings and truck accessories. i paid $350-400 for it. i cant remember...it was one of the cheaper ones, but i liked it more than ranch hand, just due to the fact mine has light bars
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:14 AM
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here is my grille guard. you see how there is two bars protecting the headlight? i also liked the step in the front so i can work on my engine. my truck is also lifted.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5271/dsc02146k.jpg

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here is my grille guard. you see how there is two bars protecting the headlight? i also liked the step in the front so i can work on my engine. my truck is also lifted.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5271/dsc02146k.jpg

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1783/dsc02150gz.jpg

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/378/img1960w.jpg
What brand is that? Is that made by "Go Industries"?

That is an awesome GG (and a sweet truck, too). But (just MHO) the only part I would not like is that the sides that go across the headlights don't match the lines of the truck's headlights (as seen on your last pic).

How lifted is your truck, BTW?

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Old 01-31-2011, 12:13 PM
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luckyshotbrooks - I have a ranchhand on my truck, i wish i had a picture but i dont know how to load one on here. I know that i love mine, i think i paid around 450 for mine and that was installed. , but i was willing to pay that since i feel ranchhands are very stout. I used the ones most people use where i grew up on the farms. i have had mine on my truck for over 20,000 miles. i have thought about doing the full replacement of ranchhand with the smaller one that they are now making for the 1/2, but they are over a grand, and thats too much for me... right now... only thing you have to watch on a grille guard / cattel guard is not to have a body lift then it does not bolt correctly to the frame, it will go to the bumper brackets, and my 05 had a tendancy to bend the brackets when i used it to move stuff around. hope that helps private message me if you want with your email and i can send you some pictures.
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I wanted to ask a stupid question on this subject if anyone cares to answer. I have had grille guards on many trucks, but have never really thought about this until recently:

Does a grille guard reduce MPG's? Either due to loss of aerodynamics, or just from the extra weight? Anyone ever measured this, before vs. after one was installed? Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:31 PM
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i have not noticed any decline on my old 05 or the new one, i know the best i have gotten is 18.5 hand calcuated on a drive of mostly interstate only in the late summer of last year. when i was in the dealer for asking about wind noise on the passenger side door, Dodge blamed me for having it to cause the wind noise affect due to the grill guard changing the aerodynamics. But other people with out them have been complaining about the wind noise also. if you do notice any decline in mpg is was very small, but i think it does well to flow with the front side of the truck and the protection is awsome. For i almost met a doe the first night i had it on...
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i have not noticed any decline on my old 05 or the new one, i know the best i have gotten is 18.5 hand calcuated on a drive of mostly interstate only in the late summer of last year. when i was in the dealer for asking about wind noise on the passenger side door, Dodge blamed me for having it to cause the wind noise affect due to the grill guard changing the aerodynamics. But other people with out them have been complaining about the wind noise also. if you do notice any decline in mpg is was very small, but i think it does well to flow with the front side of the truck and the protection is awsome. For i almost met a doe the first night i had it on...
Thanks, jprovine. I did notice a wind noise when I put an Aries on my 2nd gen (never bothered me, though), but I never really thought about MPG's. Your experience makes me feel better about it.

I am considering the same one as you have, although the "Texas" type GG's are kinda hard to get ahold of way up here. A few companies sell them online, though.
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What brand is that? Is that made by "Go Industries"?

That is an awesome GG (and a sweet truck, too). But (just MHO) the only part I would not like is that the sides that go across the headlights don't match the lines of the truck's headlights (as seen on your last pic).

How lifted is your truck, BTW?
actually, the bars across the lights are so thin and so close to the light, that it doesnt make a difference when they lights are on. my headlights are tinted anyway. but replaced the bulb to the silverstar ultra until i get some HID's.

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:12 PM
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I figured Id let yall know I put on a cattelmans grille guard today. I started a new thread with pictures if yall want to see it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:48 PM
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I have the same grille guard as big4x4dodge09... the Go Industries "Rancher." It cost me considerably more than a Ranch Hand or other comparable grille guard. However, it was worth every penny. The main tubing is 1.9" thick. I didn't think about that, until I got it put on... Holly Sh*t! My grille guard is almost twice as thick as every single other one I see on any model truck, and I get to look at a lot of grille guards since I live in a college town. Also, as already stated, I like the 2 bars protecting my headlights. This is also very hard to find for the new dodge trucks. Ranch Hand and others, do not put these bars on their grille guards for liability reasons. They do not block any light however. I also like the step that runs along the bottom of the grille guard; very handy. This grille guard is a beast!

As for MPGs... I did notice a difference before and after. After putting this grille guard on, I lost about 1 1/2 - 2 MPG... oh well. Also, I had a 2" leveling kit put on before I had the grille guard, and it's a good thing I did, b/c this thing is so massive, it weighed my font end back down. I wouldn't consider it without at least a 2" kit on front. But all in all I think I made a great choice, and I get a lot of complements on it, b/c it's bigger and badder than the rest.
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