Custom toughness is what you get with a Jeep M1 grille. Smittybilt is known throughout the industry for their devotion to Wrangler exterior accessories and the level of quality they represent. That is why their line of Jeep M1 grilles is recognized throughout the industry as one of the most popular for Wrangler owners. Drivers choose to replace the OEM grille for a variety of reasons. Fashion, better design, and to durability are some of the more common reasons. Whatever your reasons are, a new Smittybilt M1 grille can make a big difference for your vehicle.
Aftermarket grilles have been a commonly sought-after part for automobiles for a few decades. But they are most widely used on trucks, SUVs, and Jeeps. That is because these vehicles typically have a pronounced front, with a large grille opening. Jeeps are the same way. Smittybilt makes their Jeep M1 grille out of steel mesh so that it covers up the inside where the OEM grille resides with a fuller, more classical look.
The difference between a Jeep mesh grille and billet is the design. Billet means that the lines in each grille have same width and are typically vertical or horizontal. The lines inside of a Jeep mesh grille are very narrow and close together. This look is most popular on luxury cars, so when you see it on a Wrangler it stands out more. For a sleeker visual, Jeep mesh grilles are finished with a black powder-coat. The finish is backed by a 5 year warranty.
Quality is very important for this area of the vehicle because it is exposed the most. Smittybilt M1 grilles are made of 304-grade stainless steel for extra durability. 304 stainless steel is a type of steel commonly used in the automotive industry. This type of steel is well-suited for Smittybilt M1 grilles because it contains both nickel and chromium, which makes it highly resistant to corrosion and rust. When steel like this is welded it promotes long-term durability since all of the sections are connected as a one-piece unit.
There is only a slight modification necessary when it comes time for installation. You may need to do a small amount of cutting into the front in order for your Jeep Wrangler grill to fit properly. Consult the included instructions before you begin.