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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #181
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Completed mine 7/5/13. My Home Depot only had metal mesh gutter guard in 3'x6" sheets. (they clip on over the gutter) Glad my neighbor had tin snips because the wire cutters were taking forever. Peeling of the sticky foam from the bases was pretty easy. Used Gorilla Glue to secure the bases.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #182
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I have since ditched the DIY and bought the Rugged Ridge.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:14 AM   #183
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I have since ditched the DIY and bought the Rugged Ridge.
What prompted you to make the change?

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Unread 07-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #184
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I was having a hard time keeping 3 of the stick on tie wrap mounts to stay stuck. And I kind of figured that with what we all spend on parts for our Jeeps, why skimp on this. It cost me $25ish for the DIY and $60 for the Rugged Ridge. If I had just gone that route to begin with, it's $35 difference. less than .5% what I've already spent.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #185
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Grill DIY for just over $10

I was looking to install grille mesh for some time now. Mostly to protect radiator, not the looks, but ended up liking the way it looks in the end. Everything I've seen sold online is either too expensive or has unimpressive quality for cheap sets. I didn't like the idea of drilling holes in the grille either. As far as DIYs I didn't like the idea of attaching a mesh with stickies. So, here is what I came up with.

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Unread 08-18-2013, 05:28 AM   #186
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davison0976, excellent, elegant solution, I love it.

I pick up my first Jeep on Monday and knew I wanted a wire mesh protector. This might be it.

Only thing I wonder is debris hitting the screen and falling down between the screen and grill?

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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:40 AM   #187
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davison0976, excellent, elegant solution, I love it.

I pick up my first Jeep on Monday and knew I wanted a wire mesh protector. This might be it.

Only thing I wonder is debris hitting the screen and falling down between the screen and grill?

Thanks,

John
Hey John. First of all Congratulations on the first Jeep!

There is actually nothing to hold the debris between the screen and grille, they should fall right down unless caught in the mesh itself, which is true of any wire mesh in that case.

Also, you may be able to avoid the small gap between grille and wire mesh by not stretching it as tightly as I did when fixing to those 4 bolts. It should give the mesh a forward concavity because of the plastic ridges on the inner sides of where the bolts are. You'll see what I am talking about when you take off the grill, or even from the pictures posted. This gap is there in my setup because mesh is flat and grille is slightly concave. So the gap is only in the middle.

And, what I like is you can always take it off an no one will ever know it was ever there because there are no wholes to drill, no glue to mess with.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #188
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Hey John. First of all Congratulations on the first Jeep!

There is actually nothing to hold the debris between the screen and grille, they should fall right down unless caught in the mesh itself, which is true of any wire mesh in that case.

Also, you may be able to avoid the small gap between grille and wire mesh by not stretching it as tightly as I did when fixing to those 4 bolts. It should give the mesh a forward concavity because of the plastic ridges on the inner sides of where the bolts are. You'll see what I am talking about when you take off the grill, or even from the pictures posted. This gap is there in my setup because mesh is flat and grille is slightly concave. So the gap is only in the middle.

And, what I like is you can always take it off an no one will ever know it was ever there because there are no wholes to drill, no glue to mess with.
I C now what you mean. This lQQks like my solution to some radiator protection.

Thanks again,

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Unread 08-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #189
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Did mine this weekend plus bedlined it.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:23 PM   #190
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Hey zen first off nice grill, second that is one bad a$$ ride, is that the way the front bumper came? Or did you cut it down? Either way I need one
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #191
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ICT, the bumper on the 10A has removable ends so you can turn it into a stubby.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 03:55 AM   #192
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How do you guys clean your radiator, transcoolers after a good day of mudding? Does the insert prevent it?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 07:07 AM   #193
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Hey zen first off nice grill, second that is one bad a$$ ride, is that the way the front bumper came? Or did you cut it down? Either way I need one
Yep, just take off the ends. I've had mine off since I drove it home from the dealer. Got a winch and hoop bar coming this week. Now, just to find time to get it on.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #194
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How do you guys clean your radiator, transcoolers after a good day of mudding? Does the insert prevent it?
Hosing it down with plenty of water or pressure washing had always worked for me. Not sure about transcooler, never had one. I think if insert has tiny openings it may abstract the water flow. If it's a common mesh with openings larger than the metal wire width there should be no issue.

The only trouble I had was with removing sea/lake/river weed and similar type of vegetation. That thing just wraps around and you have to remove it by hand.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #195
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I ordered my screen from Andrew at http://www.coxracingroup.com/ . It is anodized and therefore chip resistant. Mounting was as many have done with zip ties. I got the mesh in
Titanium color.


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