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.
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.
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:
High quality aftermarket grilles offer so much value. They even offer more bang for the buck than OEM grilles do.
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:
At Royalty Core, we have grilles for Jeep Wranglers dating back to 1998. Check them out here!