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Unread 03-15-2012, 07:50 AM   #46
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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

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Unread 03-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #47
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Did you swap wheels mid install?

I was about to ask you what psi you run the KM1s at but you only have them on in the second photo.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #48
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Did you swap wheels mid install?

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.
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Unread 04-05-2012, 05:25 AM   #49
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This mod is definately on the list. Easy and inexpensive. The best kind of mod.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #50
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love it. just dont forget to paint like i did...
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Unread 02-09-2013, 12:32 AM   #51
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I didn't forget to paint, but apparently the paint I did use really sucked since I have noticed it is chipping today after only being on there for a week or so...
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #52
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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?
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #53
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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.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #54
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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #55
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Here is my grille, i used perforated steel instead of expanded sheet.

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Unread 06-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #56
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This maybe a dumb question .... but has anyone ever tested this mod?

Yes it has expanded metal but nothing seems to be holding the expaned metal other than some plastic. If some bush or tree branch pokes it won't it just blow out where it mounts to the plastic grill?

I would think it would need some kind of metal frame for lateral support?

I have been thinking of doing something similar on my jeep. Maybe running some 1/2 tube or square stock to support it.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #57
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This maybe a dumb question .... but has anyone ever tested this mod?

Yes it has expanded metal but nothing seems to be holding the expaned metal other than some plastic. If some bush or tree branch pokes it won't it just blow out where it mounts to the plastic grill?

I would think it would need some kind of metal frame for lateral support?

I have been thinking of doing something similar on my jeep. Maybe running some 1/2 tube or square stock to support it.
The modification isn't intended to be an armored grill. It's for looks. You could put lateral support to it but why? The grill itself is just plastic to begin with.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #58
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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.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #59
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It does look good, and it is better that factory.

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.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #60
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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
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