I like the originality. I had made my middle slat like that but it looked weird with 6 of them going one way and just 1 going horizontal.
yea i feel like if it all wasn't running one way it would look a little off, i actually have a grill emblem on its way that i'm going to mount in the middle...this expanded sheet will make a great mounting platform as well! just another bonus about it
I was about to ask you what psi you run the KM1s at but you only have them on in the second photo.
well this was day after i completed the grille, i had picked up a half inch stud in one of my rear tires so i borrowed my dads extra set from his black ops jeep...looks pretty good i think. and running 32s on an RRO lift scoooore.
Anyone having problems getting the painted cover part back on? I keep trying to snap the cover back on but it keeps backing off, almost like the bolts are too big. I used 1/4"x2" carriage bolts just like everyone else, but its not wanting to snap back in, any suggestions?
Everyday, something new you want to do. Disease of Jeeps.
You have to cut slots in the top for the tabs on the painted part or cut them off. After that it took a bit of muscle to snap mine back in. Wound up not being able to get two of the tabs towards the center all the way clicked.
I would think that a tree branch or anything of that nature could be avoided, a bird or rock though probably wouldn't hurt my grille. Where the old plastic bars would have blown out if hit by a bird or large stone. I did it for 2 reasons, 1st being looks and that's the main reason, 2nd being slightly more protection for the condensor and radiator.
on mine I think I'm going to put some tube behind it to support it. I like the idea of leaving the OEM grill in place. I have seen several jeep with branches poking holes in the rads offroad in the middle of nowhere, and then having to use some JB weld to patch them.
Definitly has more protection. I hit a bird before I did this and it stuck into the radiator, also after I did this I hit a bird and it was cheese grated through the sheet metal. Since I just paid $500 to have a new condenser put in I would say the $20 it costs to do this is well worth it