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Putco Punch Design Lower Bumper Grille Insert - Black (09-14 F-150, Excluding Raptor, Harley Davidson & 2011 Limited)

AmericanTrucks no longer carries the Putco Punch Design Lower Bumper Grille Insert - Black (09-14 F-150, Excluding Raptor, Harley Davidson & 2011 Limited). Please check out 2009-2014 F-150 Grilles for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Bumper Grille Insert
  • Provides Your Truck with a Stylish And Mean Look
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automotive Grade Black Paint Finish
  • Easy Installation with Minimal Hardware
  • Fits 2009-2014 Ford F-150s
  • Not Compatible on Raptor, Harley Davidson & 2011 Limited Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Adam here with Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Putco Black Punch Stainless Steel Lower Grille Insert, available for all 2011 to 2014 EcoBoost F-150s. So in this video, of course, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect from the Putco Grille Insert as well as the materials and construction. I'll top the video with the install, which I'll let you know upfront here, again, will get a very, very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, not requiring any permanent modifications like drilling or cutting. Now, the Putco Black Punch Stainless Steel Lower Grille Insert will be for any '11 to '14 EcoBoost F-150 owner who might not only be looking to switch up the front end look of the lower grille appearance with an aftermarket part such as this, but one that does so in a way with a very, very minimalistic design, something that will actually help a little bit more with air flow as well as not requiring any permanent modifications like drilling or cutting, which some of the other options on the market do. This will also be a fairly budget-friendly part as well, coming in a little less expensive than some of the other options. So no drilling, no cutting, and a budget-friendly option definitely comes in, in my opinion, at one of the top of the leaderboards as far as aftermarket options. Now, when you're shopping online for a lower grille insert or replacement, there is gonna be a lot of different options out there with styling. Now, obviously, the lower grille does not have too much function other than that maybe it brings in a little bit more air to the radiator. Now, if that's your concern, as you can see, a lot of different holes punched, as the title says, into this lower grille insert will allow for a pretty good air flow. Aside from that functionality, the styling is extremely straightforward. This is a very minimalistic design as compared to some of the other ones out there that might have a more complex chrome trim, something a bit flashy, whereas this one is a lot more stealthy. Now, on top of the punch setting you see here with dozens upon dozens of holes punched in there, you can also tell that this is a non-drilling, non-cutting-required type of material. This is something that goes on with very minimal hardware, which I'll touch on in just a second and, on top of that, has a very minimal price tag. As far as materials and construction goes, it was manufactured out of an extremely lightweight stainless steel, something very durable and impact-resistant, as you can imagine. That's gonna be perfect for the guys out there doing a lot of off-roading or even the guys using it as a daily driver, because your lower front end is definitely gonna take a beating from some rock chips and road debris popping up at it. And a stainless steel lower grille insert will be able to take that beating, as opposed to some of the plastic trim options on the market. On top of the actual material, it was finished in a textured black finish, and it does have the Putco logo on the bottom left. Now, for some guys, the logo would be a make-it-or-break-it, because they might not wanna be doing some free advertising, but in my personal opinion, the logo on the bottom left is small enough to really not be that noticeable. And it does kinda blend in with the rest of it, so I don't think it's too big of a deal, in my opinion. The textured black finish does give it a very stealthy look, and, again, because of the materials, it won't be chipping or fading in time. I briefly mentioned that the price tag earlier was going to be pretty low here. Now, this is something coming in at right around the $80 mark. Now, if you take into consideration some of the other options out there, like some of the horizontal bar options, the honeycomb options I mentioned before, and even some of the ones that require modification, they can run you sometimes up to $200 for a s

Upgraded Style. The Putco Bumper grille Insert is designed to perfectly fit your F-150's front bumper and provide it with a sleek and refined look. Give your F-150 the aggressive tough look you've always wanted without breaking the bank. Pair it with any Putco grille to really take your look over the top.

Quality Construction. The grille insert is as durable as it is stylish since it's manufactured from a very high quality material. Constructed from a stainless steel material to take the damage of small rocks and debris, and coated with a black paint finish to resist scratches. The hassle-free installation process should not take long as only simple hand tools are required to fit this grille on your factory bumper.

Application. The Putco Black Punch Design Stainless Steel Lower Bumper grille Insert is designed to fit all 2009-2014 F-150s, excluding Raptor, Harley Davidson and 2011 Limited models.

Technical Note. If you have a Non-EcoBoost F-150, you will need to relocate the front license plate (if equipped). The License plate is not required to be moved for EcoBoost models.

Fitment: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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  • (1) Grill Insert
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      2 Top Rated Questions

      Need a honeycomb one to match the raptor grill. Don't see it anywhere on your site.

      • We do not currently carry a matching lower grille, however, we do have the Raptor style front bumper that will match. 

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      Is there any problem with air flow to the Ecoboost intercooler? Has there been any testing to verify there is no restriction of air flow?

      • The Putco Punch Design Lower Bumper Grille Insert will reduce airflow slightly, but has not been shown to reduce airflow enough to cause any significant effect.

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        Customer Reviews (5) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.2

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

        • Fit 4 4
        • Bang For Your Buck 4 4
        • Stopping Power 5 5

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          March 06, 2019

          Simple, solid.

          Nothing earth-shattering. Squeeze it in, fit the notches in the bottom slots, pop the hood, line up the mounting holes, put the bolts in the mounts, tighten and done.


          Year: 2013 Submodel: FX2 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

          Helpful (1)

        • 1/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 19, 2018

          Bumper Grille

          Not worth the price. Thought would be heavier duty/thicker material at that price. Looks good tho.


          Year: 2013 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          August 03, 2018

          Looks well

          I was wondering how this looked. It looks great with the Platinum style.


          Year: 2013 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          September 11, 2017

          Hunt fish

          I wanted something to protect the intercooler on my EcoBoost because I do some off road hunting and fishing and didn't want to take a chance on jamming something in the opening and cause damage. This device should work well and looks good too. Much better than a whole in the bumper!


          Year: 2012 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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        • 5/5

          July 17, 2016

          Looks great, easy installation

          Looks great and was pretty easy to install. You won't have to remove anything to install this, but it can be awkward to get the right angle for access to tighten the bolts.


          Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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