*disclaimer* if you have a winch on your bumper that prevents you from fully removing the grill, its probably best to skip this mod because it was a PITA!!
Being a bored college student with too much time on my hands I decided to make a trip to the hardware store yesterday and pick up the materials to make the mesh grill. Its a cheap mod, the materials (plastic gutter guard, zip ties, mounting squares) cost less than $20 in total.
I then followed some other threads on the subject and removed the 6 screws holding the top of the grill on. *disclaimer #2* these little buggers are very difficult and I needed to use pliers in addition to a screwdriver. I also stripped 2 of the screws in the process. After getting these screws out, I noticed that it was going to be a tight squeeze to get the grill out because my brushguard and winch were in the way from allowing the bottom of the grill to popout.
Having small hands came in handy as I had to pull the grill out away from the car and reach my arms behind it to mount the squares and tie on the zip ties. After about 5 hours of work I was finally finished and the grill came out looking really nice, (if you can remove the grill from the car entirely, I could see this mod taking no more than an hour from start to finish). My forearms and hands on the other hand took a beating. The countless scratches on my arms look like track marks but oh well the grill came out looking good so thats all that matters.
So if you have some free time and are looking for a simple and cheap mod to do yourself, this is it.
*disclaimer 3* sorry for the poor quality pic, I took this photo with my iphone