Grille Guard Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 1500 Express

Question:

Im trying to find a grille guard that will fit on a 2012 ram 1500 express some of your models say they wont fit it, any help will be much appreciated.

Helpful Expert Reply:

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard, # 40-3545, will fit your 2012 Ram 1500 Express. I spoke with my contact at Westin and he told me that all of their grille guards were initially listed as a no fit for the Express models, but they have redesigned the grille guard and mounting brackets to fit the 2009 to 2012 Express models.

The bad news is that you will have to do some additional trimming of your airdam for the grille guard to properly fit. The installation instructions do explain trimming that will need to be done, however, Westin did not have specific dimensions for the airdam trimming on the Express models. He told me that once you begin to install the mounting brackets and do the initial trimming, it will be clear what additional airdam trimming will be required.

I am sending you the installation instructions in a separate email for you to check out.

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