How Much Do OEM Jeep Wrangler Grilles Cost?

Is it time to replace your Jeep Wrangler's grille? If so, the first decision you have to make is whether to get an OEM replacement grille or an aftermarket replacement grille.

Price is usually the driving factor behind many Jeep Wrangler owners' decisions to purchase a replacement grille. It's no secret that OEM prices are pretty high. Is it really worth purchasing an OEM replacement grille? High quality aftermarket options are available for about the same price, after all. A new grille is a pretty big investment. So instead of strictly considering the price, consider the value you'll get for your money. Paying a little extra for an aftermarket grille might get you better quality and longer lasting components than an OEM replacement.

Jeep Wrangler OEM Replacement Grille Cost Estimates

OEM Jeep Wrangler grilles vary in price. It's because the price depends on a variety of factors, such as size, design and finish. So, it's hard to determine a one-size-fits all price for an OEM replacement grille. For example, an OEM 2020 Jeep Wrangler grille costs about $200-$400, depending on where you buy it. 2017 Jeep Wrangler grilles have a different design, so they're a little more expensive.

Aftermarket Grilles: Are They Worth It?

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There are similarly varying prices for aftermarket grilles. It's because aftermarket grilles vary in quality. Low quality aftermarket grilles are cheaper than OEM grilles. But they're not worth the extra savings because:

  • Cheap aftermarket grilles offer little to no protection. Most aftermarket companies use thinner gauge materials to make their grills. Thinner materials don't protect the radiator as well as thicker materials, if at all.
  • Cheap aftermarket grilles aren't built to factory specifications. So there's a chance they may not fit on your Jeep perfectly. You run the risk of having a really frustrating installation.
  • Cheap aftermarket grilles use cheap paint and finishes that fade and chip.

Always Get A High Quality Aftermarket Grille

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High quality aftermarket grilles offer so much value. They even offer more bang for the buck than OEM grilles do.

  • High quality aftermarket grilles are built with thicker gauge materials. Thicker materials offer better protection for your engine.
  • High quality aftermarket grilles come with higher quality paint and finishes that last longer. Plus they can be scratch and rust resistant, which helps increase the lifespan of your grille.
  • Many high quality aftermarket grilles are built to factory specs. This means they fit seamlessly to your Jeep. It also means installation will be easy.
  • High quality aftermarket grilles are nice for driving off-road. According to this blog post, stock grilles won't offer the protection your radiator, and other parts need while off-roading.

Royalty Core Is The Best Brand For Aftermarket Jeep Wrangler Grilles

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Like Toyota Tacoma and Tundra owners discussed in this blog post, many Jeep Wrangler owners turn to Royalty Core when they need a new grille. Royalty Core makes the highest quality aftermarket grilles for Jeep Wranglers because:

  • Royalty Core grilles are made out of corrosion-resistant T304 stainless steel
  • Royalty Core grilles are built to OE specs with CNC machined, TIG welded, and hand-fabricated steel
  • You can customize your Royalty Core grille in a variety of ways
  • Royalty Core grilles are easy to install
  • Royalty Core grilles come with a lifetime warranty

At Royalty Core, we have grilles for Jeep Wranglers dating back to 1998. Check them out here!