Chevrolet K10 Grilles
Reinforce the powerful look and functionality of your K10 with a muscular truck grille. Choose between multi-piece or single-piece truck grilles and original equipment manufacturer or OEM or aftermarket brands. The following five questions and answers will help clarify and narrow down your choice of Chevrolet K10 grille.What differentiates multi-piece from single-piece truck grilles?
Single-piece truck grilles consist of only the main grille for the Chevrolet K10, which is the central, upper, front grille. Some single-piece truck grilles have attached right and left headlight frames, spanning the entire front end of your K10.
Multi-piece truck grilles boast the main grille and two separate headlight frames, which are not attached. You may also purchase the headlight frames separately for installation with genuine Chevrolet grilles or aftermarket grilles compatible with the Chevrolet K10.How do Chevrolet K10 pickup grilles fasten to your truck?
It depends on the type of pickup grille. Bolt-on pickup grilles, also called overlay grilles, attach to your pickup on top of your existing grille. The resulting grille assembly has additional layers that present a more aggressive, earthy front end. Bolt-on grilles typically stay fastened with special clamps or bolts.
By contrast, insert grilles give you the option of inserting a truck grille into your existing Chevrolet K10 grille frame. You may also purchase a replacement grille frame for your Chevrolet K10 to complement your insert. Chevrolet insert grilles also stay in place with special fasteners and clamps. Both bolt-on and insert grilles may or may not require some drilling. On the whole, both types are easy to install at home.What is the difference between OEM and aftermarket branded?
Aftermarket refers to any automotive spare part that you dont source directly from the manufacturer of the part originally installed on your vehicle. Many of the automotive components you can purchase for your Chevrolet K10 are technically aftermarket products, such as wheels, lights, and grilles. There is little or no difference in terms of quality, construction, or the materials used among aftermarket, OEM, and Chevrolet.Which are the all-weather Chevrolet K10 grilles?
Manufacturers design grilles to withstand extreme temperatures and bad weather. This is a basic feature of all front-end main grilles, regardless of grille type or whether the manufacturer is Chevrolet, OEM, or an aftermarket brand. Chevrolet grilles are mainly aluminum, steel, or chrome. Some Chevy insert grilles contain plastic cores with chrome shells. Brushed, polished, and powder-coated finishes contribute an additional layer of resistance to rust and the elements.
Grilles for your Chevrolet also ensure that your K10 remains properly aerated. This aeration improves cooling capacity so your Chevy engine and transmission function well at high temperatures.