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post #1 of 13 Old 02-16-2009, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Mesh Radiator Guard

I have seen these things advertised on many different sites for around $50, and am still wondering what the purpose of it is and it it is useful at all has anyone tried creating their own?

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-16-2009, 07:21 PM
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Just put a winch in front of your grill.

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post #3 of 13 Old 02-16-2009, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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If I had the extra money laying around I would certainly purchase a winch, however, that will have to wait a while as I spent most of my money on my new Jeep Do you think its worthwhile to make my own mesh guard to keep debri, mud, etc. out of the radiator?
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post #4 of 13 Old 02-16-2009, 07:46 PM
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here's one from someone else on the forum. I though it looked pretty good and have been meaning to try it. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ight=grill+mod
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I did that mod, and love the hell out of it, before I had rocks hitting the radiator not anymore =)

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I just cut a piece of screen I had lying around, dropped it in back of the grill. It blocks bugs and small rocks, and is invisible.
It was free. If you had to buy some screen, it's pretty cheap.
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post #7 of 13 Old 02-16-2009, 09:38 PM
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I myself am about to do that same mod. I am gonna have my entire front grill sprayed down with line-x and I'm gonna have them spray the mesh part as well. I bought my mesh from Lowes sold as a gutter guard to prevent leaves and debris from clogging up the gutter. Its cheap, like $1.97 per sheet and I bought three.

ETA: BTW I have heard that the sticker that is used for those zip tie holders do not hold very well over time....I am gonna remove the sticker and use gorilla glue instead
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I myself am about to do that same mod. I am gonna have my entire front grill sprayed down with line-x and I'm gonna have them spray the mesh part as well. I bought my mesh from Lowes sold as a gutter guard to prevent leaves and debris from clogging up the gutter. Its cheap, like $1.97 per sheet and I bought three.

ETA: BTW I have heard that the sticker that is used for those zip tie holders do not hold very well over time....I am gonna remove the sticker and use gorilla glue instead
We call them sticky backs. They do stick rather well. I would buy the largest that fit. We use them to tie down small wires in panels to keep things neat. It usually takes alot to pry them off the surface.

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Did this DIY mod today. It protects the radiator and looks cool. Cost about $20 at Lowes and an hour. I was extremely surprised at how easy it was to remove the front grill.


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They do work and most look great. It keeps a lot of unwanted stuff ranging from bugs, rocks, leaves, etc. from entering that area and coming into contact with the radiator. They range from $20 DIY to probably the best and most well made one out there which is Metalcrafters, which is molded one piece stainless steel and powder coated. That one will set you back almost 3 hundred. Just like anything else, other than DIY, you get what you pay for.
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i did this a few weeks back and love it.

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post #13 of 13 Old 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM
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I did this to protect my intercooler. Like above, about $20 from Home Depot and an hour of my time. Looks great, and very effective.

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