Sierra 2500/3500 Custom Grille Buyer's Guide

Are you shopping for a new grille for your Sierra 2500 or 3500 truck? A new grille is a big investment, so there are many different factors to consider. It’s important to get the most value for your money, and we can help with that.

In this buyer’s guide, you’ll find all the information you need about finding a high quality grille for your Sierra truck.

What To Look For In A Custom Grille For Your Sierra 2500/3500 Truck

The first thing to do is to figure out what to look for in a new grille. If you want to get the most value for your money, get a grille with the following features:

  • Corrosion-resistant materials (such as T304 stainless steel)
  • Good workmanship that guarantees precise fitment (such as CNC precision)
  • Good welds
  • Made in the USA
  • A comprehensive lifetime warranty
  • Customization options
  • Integrated lighting options

Here’s more information about what to look for in a new Sierra 2500/3500 grille.

Royalty Core grilles fit the bill. All our grilles have the features listed above. We produce our grilles with T304 stainless steel, which is cut with CNC precision. We hand fabricate and weld all our grilles. We offer a lifetime structural integrity warranty on all our grilles. The list goes on. Read more about why Royalty Core grilles are a great investment. Check out our selection of Royalty Core grilles for Sierra 2500/3500 trucks here.

Are OEM Grilles More Expensive Than Aftermarket Grilles?

GM grilles costs

If you’re trying to decide between OEM and aftermarket grilles, you may be wondering which option delivers the most value. Your truck has a grille to protect the radiator, AC condensor, and perhaps oil cooler. OEM grilles cost hundreds of dollars. Yet, they don't always provide enough protection when something hits the front of the truck. So splurging on an OEM grille can be pointless. They're not guaranteed to work.

Do you want more bang for your buck? Are you looking for guaranteed protection of the engine compartment from heavy impacts? If so, get a well built aftermarket grille. Some aftermarket grilles are cheaper than OEM grilles, and others are more expensive. Either way, you'll get a lot more value for your money if you buy a high quality grille (like a Royalty Core grille).

Can I Replace My Grille At Home?

Replacing a grille sounds like a daunting task. The truth is, it's likely much easier than you think. Believe it or not, but you would only need a few basic tools. Here's a tutorial for removing a grille from a 2007-2014 Sierra 2500/3500 truck.

LED Light Options For Your Grille

LED visibility

One of the best parts of upgrading to an aftermarket grille is the ability to customize it. LED lights are a popular customization. You can add LED lights or even light bars to your grille. Such an upgrade will enhance your truck's appearance and provide much more visibility. If you're thinking about investing in LED lights for your grille, look up the legality of LED lights in your area. In some local jurisdictions, LED lights are illegal. Some other local jurisdictions allow LED lights but they have severe restrictions in place. So it's important to know what your local jurisdiction allows in terms of LED lights before putting them on your grille.

Emblem Options For Your Grille

Longhorn emblem

Another cool way to customize your aftermarket grille is to add emblems. An emblem will help you express your personality on your truck. It can also improve your truck's appearance. You could feature a variety of designs, including:

  • Your favorite team's logo
  • A business logo
  • Your favorite comic book character
  • Symbols
  • More

In fact, Royalty Core will design your emblem for you. All you need to do is contact us with your design idea and our design team will get right to work. Here are 4 tips on designing the perfect emblem for your Sierra 2500/3500.