Jeep Wrangler has a long and proud history, one that makes Jeep owners special to drive the vehicle they do. One way Jeep drivers can show their pride is with unique Jeep grills. These grills come in a variety of styles and materials and serve an important function. For the uninitiated, here’s a look at Jeep gill functions and styles.
Put Function First
Even the flashiest grill doesn’t pass muster if it can’t perform a few simple functions. The first is ventilation. Car engines generate a lot of heat, and too much heat is bad for an engine. When the temperature of an engine is properly monitored, the engine can last longer and run smoother. A grill allows air to pass to the radiator to keep it cool. Multi-layer grills also keep bugs from clogging this important ventilation system.
The Distinctive Seven-Bar
There are a few different theories as to why Jeep has the trademarked seven-bar grill, including that it was the first automotive company to serve Earth’s seven continents. While some debate the history, the fact remains that the seven-bar is easy to recognize and has become part of what makes a Jeep a Jeep.
Mesh Verses Billet
When a Jeep comes off the factory line, it usually has the standard mesh grill. However, another popular choice for a Jeep Wrangler grill is the billet grill. This is a vertical grill style that’s sure to turn heads. This style looks great whether your grill matches the coat of paint on your Jeep or is black or chrome. The billet spikes themselves come in chrome or black as a standard, and there are usually five per grill bar opening.
Putting Color on Texture
One popular customization option is to have your grill painted. Usually this is done with your state or country flag, but solid colors and geometric patterns also look good. Other styles include teeth, making your Jeep look like a wild animal, or a single star on one side.
Extra Lights; Extra Function
Grill lights are a great supplement to your headlights and are very useful if you do a lot of dark and night driving. LED lights are bright, last a long time and can be powered via an extra battery. You can also link a grill lighting system into your existing lights to they will always turn on with your headlights.
New Styles All the Time
Jeep is always making innovations to the classic seven-bar grill style. Most recently was the addition of the T-Rex Grill. This sleek attachment brings T-Rex Truck products to your Jeep and is a stylish way to update the look of your Jeep Wrangler JK.
Jeep grills are a distinctive part of what makes a Jeep a Jeep. Their functionality is matched by their style and they are even customizable with different colors, styles and materials. New innovations, like billets and grill lights, mean this product is always fresh. Look for new grill styles to customize your Jeep with, it is a great way to show your personality and your Jeep pride.