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Old 06-30-2013, 04:26 AM
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So, I feel like all vehicle manufacturers are stuck in the 50's...Theres chrome everywhere!!! My ram has the grill, door handles, and both bumpers and I absolutely LOATHE that fact. My dads 2500 ram has a flippin chrome trim ring on his center console that reflects in his eyes and blinds the crap outa him. Regardless, I do have some legitimate questions that a new ram owner as myself needs to know...went from having an 04 wrangler tj..that I loved dearly to the ram...towing purposes.

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Grill..to start. Ive read the 2012 and older grills are 1" shorter on the height. Therefor 13's cannot and 12's are completely different..anyone confirm this?
Also, I want the sport or even slt front and rear bumpers...the rear im not to concerned with fitment but the front I am slightely concerned with. It looks different underneath and, like the inner splash guards are different. Granted I haven't looked terribly hard.
So Im having trouble finding after market 2013 or even OEM grills. And according to the dealer, a new primed grille unpainted in $730!!! For a chunk of formed plastic. Anybody know of OEM style grills painted or not for sale? Where to buy? Anyone wanna trade Grills!?!? Lookin for black!
And finally door handles..how would I even go about taking these off?!?! ive never messed with door handles especially on new vehicles. OR a way to remove and strip the foe-chrome on the handle? Any suggestions or help are great! Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:42 AM
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Grill is different on 13 - I bought an Unpainted grill with black honeycomb inserts for my sport - $274 on eBay - you could just have yours painted. There are no prepainted grills so you would have to get the non chrome version painted anyways.

Sport front bumper has a different setup but many have swapped. Do a search and I think you'll see a parts list. Get ready for sticker shock. Rear is the same, just have your chrome painted or get a painted one local.

No experience on door handles.

I got rid of a Longhorn to move back to the sport because of all the chrome :-)
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for the info! I have looked around for 2013 body parts and haven't had good luck. The other problem I run into is almost all the grill selections on ebay say 11-13 which is worrisome..And I refuse to pay dealer pricing. Crooks. Told me doing a leveling kit would void my whole vehicle warranty...Ha
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I thought the chrome door handles were just a sticker or plastic cap? I see a lot of people who add those to there ram but maybe its different when done after market although they are mopar parts.
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