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post #1 of 21 Old 03-07-2015, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Removing grill inserts help!

How in the world do I get these off with out removing radiator or grill? They don't seem to be snapped in.








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post #2 of 21 Old 03-07-2015, 06:53 PM
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Not sure either, but glad your taking em off

Some I've seen were just clipped on. I'd probably just break them out or cut them out.
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post #3 of 21 Old 03-07-2015, 07:50 PM
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If there not snapped on its probably some kinda adhesive either glue or tape

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post #4 of 21 Old 03-07-2015, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Jezz who likes these hideous things?!
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post #5 of 21 Old 03-07-2015, 10:15 PM
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push from the inside out... they clip in... maybe someone glued them too? but they should snap in... if you dont care about them, then it should be easier...
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Last ones I saw were glued in with construction adhesive. Nasty mess. Check for clips on the back side. If none, start prying. Gently at first...

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Wow! That's the ugliest thing I've seen on a Jeep other than my first wife, yikes.

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Mine are the aluminum ones and they are just press fit in through the backside of the grill. Those look different though they still look like you should be able to push them out from the back of the grill towards the front.
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Mine are the aluminum ones and they are just press fit in through the backside of the grill. Those look different though they still look like you should be able to push them out from the back of the grill towards the front.

i like that screen... seems to protect the radiator a bit as well as cover up the ugly radiator.

I don't like the inserts in the OP picture.. but I don't like the visible radiator..either
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post #10 of 21 Old 03-08-2015, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Much better. I see what the previous owner was trying to hide though. I think some black wire mesh would look better.

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If your a/c is still functional, just hit it with black or silver paint. Black will look good with the red grille. Silver will look better if you keep the black grille. Or, if your a/c is not working, just remove that condenser.

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post #12 of 21 Old 03-08-2015, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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AC works. Had it completely rebuilt. (Dunno why, won't use it lol). So the paint won't mess it up?
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No. A thin coat of black will actually help heat transfer

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post #14 of 21 Old 03-09-2015, 12:35 PM
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These are exactly like the ones I have in my YJ but mine are designed for the YJ grill. They work extremely well and look great.
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The only thing that has ever dislodged them was a sizable hunk of ice that flew off of an SUV (who's owner was too much of a ******' to clean his vehicle off properly) and smacked my hood and grill at 55mph. I didn't even know for a couple days that I had lost 3 of them until I pulled into my brother's driveway and he handed me one that had fallen off in his driveway. I walked a 3 mile stretch of highway until I found the other two. One had been run over and flattened but it easily bent back to it's original arched shape. Both were all scratched up but a quick shot of rustoleum fixed that quick, fast and in a hurry. Not one fin had been bent on the radiator so I'm going to say they do their job well.

Edit: Mine aren't even installed completely for that matter. You're supposed to press them into the slots of the grill and then bend the inner corners of the grill slots behind the inserts to retain them. They're such a tight fit that I never bothered with bending the sheet metal of the grill in behind them.

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These are exactly like the ones I have in my YJ but mine are designed for the YJ grill. They work extremely well and look great.
What, exactly do the "DO"? Looks are subjective.

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