Which Grille Is Right For Your Ford F-150?
If you have an F-150, you have the best selling truck, and one of the most customizable trucks in the world. For that reason, the front end of the F-150 features an unmistakable grille that lets people know what you have. However, match that large grille with a large aftermarket, and you have a recipe for some great customization.
We have combed the forums and Facebook groups, as well as talked with some of our loyal customers to find some of the most popular grilles available. We are going to focus on the newer model F-150s for this, but make sure you check the descriptions for each grille to make sure they fit your truck. Let’s take a look at what’s out there!
Raptor Style Grille
One of the most iconic features of the Raptor is the front grille. Not only does it scream “FORD” literally, but it screams Raptor without even having to put the words on it. The shape, style, and integrated lighting has been copied by so many aftermarket companies offering “Raptor style grills” for all brands and makes of trucks. Thankfully your non-Raptor F-150 can look like the big brother with one of these as well!
Ford made the front facia of the Raptor a tad different compared to the other trims, so while you may want to go out and get an OEM Raptor grille, it simply will not work. Due to copyright and trademark laws, these grilles will generally not come with “FORD” across the front. For that reason, some of these grilles will come with the letters F O R and D and that you can put on yourself to spell what you would like, which will most likely be FORD.
RedRock Wire Mesh, with or without Rivets ($222 - $228)
If you want something simple but unique, RedRock has you covered with its black mesh grille for 2015-2017 F-150s. The front end of the stock F-150 can be sort of busy with the logo and trim across the front, this grille replaces all of that with a black mesh that gives a solid look to the front of your truck.
However, if you want to step up to a little more flash, RedRock does make a model with surrounding rivets. Both are finished in a durable back powder coating to ensure a lasting finish.
T-Rex Revolver ($1,312 - $1,974)
Now that we covered one of the most simple designs, let’s jump to one with some of the most flair, but with some serious elegance. T-Rex is no stranger to custom grilles, and their revolver model proves they know how to make something unique. The precision cut steel is finished with a back powder coat. In the middle of the classic honeycomb design are four aluminum accented cutouts which almost add a luxury feel.
The grilles come with amber accent lighting across the top. For an extra cost, you can add four, six inch light bars that sit in the cutouts of the grille. All this is backed by a lifetime warranty on the structure, and a five year warranty on the finish. These grilles are made in the USA for your 2020 F-150.
T-Rex Torch ($1,995 - $2,455)
If you need lighting, flare, and aggressive styling, the T-Rex Torch covers all that with a high amount of customization. This grille, while expensive, will allow you to stand out from the rest of the F-150 crowd the way you choose. Even the most “basic” of this line comes with a 30 inch, dual row LED light bar located in the center of the grille featuring a spot/flood combo beam.
Beyond that, choose between black, chrome, or brush trim, rivets or no rivets, and the style of mesh that you want as well. Each one can allow a front facing camera or not, depending on the equipment you have. Like the other T-Rex grilles, they have a lifetime warranty on the structure, and a five year warranty on the finish. They are of course made in the USA.
Mesh Grille with DRL ($289)
If you want some extra lighting, unique styling, a bit of a Raptor look, and not break the bank, this grille from Modifying found on Amazon checks all of those boxes. While it is constructed of plastic, that does allow the cost to be kept low. Installation is a direct swap with the factory one with no drilling or modification required.
While some customers complained a bit about the wiring of the lighting, the results when you do get everything hooked up speak for themselves. Unfortunately this grille will not fit if you have a front camera, but I suppose anything can be modified if you have a drill!
300 Industries American Flag ($895)
Driving a truck built in the USA, you might want to be repping the flag as well. 300 Industries makes that easy with their flag grille. This one piece, laser cut, steel grille will replace your Ford branded one with one that is branded America! No cutting is required, and you can get one that works with a front camera, or one without a cutout for it. No cutting or drilling is required, and the grille is of course made in the USA.
Since your grille is likely one of the first things someone will see on your truck, it is important to get it right. While Ford offers a great one from the factory, you should make it your own. There are plenty out there on the aftermarket, and hopefully this will get you looking in the right direction!
Raptor Style - Courtesy of Truck Stuff Shop
RedRock - Courtesy of American Trucks
T-Rex Revolver - Courtesy of RealTruck
T-Rex Torch - Courtesy of RealTruck
Modifying - Courtesy of Amazon
300 Industries - Courtesy of 300 Industries