When you're looking for a new custom truck grille, it doesn't take long to notice that the market is over saturated with grilles. The sheer number of brands and styles available make picking out a truck grille a challenging process. Many parts stores, no matter how small or large, have some selection of custom truck grilles in stock. Even the internet is flooded with various websites selling cheap knock offs that are not made to last long.
So how can you ensure that you get the most value for your money? It's easy. You just need to know what to look for. That's why we put together this guide for Chevy Silverado 1500 owners.
The whole point of upgrading to a custom aftermarket grille is to give your truck a better grille than the stock version. OEM replacement grilles can be quite expensive, and they don't even offer that much protection.
This doesn't mean that all aftermarket grilles are better than OEM ones. Some aftermarket grilles aren't even built as well as OEM ones are, and that's saying a lot.
The grille is one of the most important parts of your truck. A quality aftermarket grille will offer significant protection for the radiator, A/C condenser, and perhaps oil cooler.
To ensure that you get a quality grille that will offer the kind of protection your Silverado needs, look for the following features:
These are just some of the things you need to keep in mind when choosing a new grille for your Silverado 1500. Not all aftermarket grilles offer these features. If you're looking for an aftermarket grille brand that offers all these features and then some more, look no further than Royalty Core.
If you get your grille from Royalty Core, you're getting the best of the best. Here's why:
At Royalty Core, we build grilles for Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks dating back to 1999:
Check out the styles we have available for Silverado 1500 trucks:
If you're looking for a simple and classic look, get an RC1 grille. If you'd like an LED light bar too, check out a RC1X grille. These grilles sport a simple design, but they're a bit more stylish than the RCR grille design, with a Royalty Core badge.
These grilles come with a simple and clean design too. They come with fewer studs than other grilles, as well as a woven mesh design that allows a lot of air to come through. You can choose to add corner accents. You can also decide to mount a 23" LED bar on the top or the bottom of the grille.
Are you looking to add emblems and/or LED bars to your grille? If so, you may want an RC2 or RC2X twin mesh grille. These grilles are designed to complement custom emblems. They come with small gauge accent mesh in the corners. The RC2X grille comes with a raised Royalty Core emblem in the center and two 10" LED bars on the sides.
An RC3DX grille comes with a dramatic design with raised graphics 1" off the frame. It will really transform your Silverado's appearance.
This grille has a raw stainless steel underlay that creates a layered look. It doesn't come with any studs which gives it a sleek, minimal appearance. You can customize it with accent colors.
The RC5 grille has a T6 Billet aluminum center bar with customizable finish. If you want 10" LED bars along with the center bar, get an RC5X grille.
This grille is perfect for nighttime off-roading. It comes with two vertically mounted 12" LED bars.