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Unread 07-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #1426
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Unread 07-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #1427
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Ripped out the grill mod I did last weekend. Last thing I need is a bunch of cheap plastic melted all over inside my radiator. I don't know how I ever thought that mod was a good idea...
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Unread 07-20-2009, 05:54 PM   #1428
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Ripped out the grill mod I did last weekend. Last thing I need is a bunch of cheap plastic melted all over inside my radiator. I don't know how I ever thought that mod was a good idea...
Has that been happening to others who have done this mod? I was thinking about doing it, but yeah, Jeeps do run hot...
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Unread 07-20-2009, 05:56 PM   #1429
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Ripped out the grill mod I did last weekend. Last thing I need is a bunch of cheap plastic melted all over inside my radiator. I don't know how I ever thought that mod was a good idea...
Did that happen to you...Please share with us.. Lots of similar mods have been done..Sounds alarming to me...

To my knowledge, this is the first complaint about "melted plastic material".
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Unread 07-20-2009, 06:45 PM   #1430
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Unread 07-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #1431
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No...it didn't actually happen...but it was blatantly obvious that it would have. The engine gets too hot for plastic that close to it to stay together. If it were metal parts I wouldn' worry. As it was most of the sticky bases had come off already and parts of the plastic were melted together. If that stuff were to melt bad enough to let it hit the radiator I would have plastic crap all over inside it that could cause some serious damage. I should have taken some pictures to show how badly they had melted but I threw the stuff out already. Im just lucky it didnt get any worse and ruin my radiator.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #1432
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No...it didn't actually happen...but it was blatantly obvious that it would have. The engine gets too hot for plastic that close to it to stay together. If it were metal parts I wouldn' worry. As it was most of the sticky bases had come off already and parts of the plastic were melted together. If that stuff were to melt bad enough to let it hit the radiator I would have plastic crap all over inside it that could cause some serious damage. I should have taken some pictures to show how badly they had melted but I threw the stuff out already. Im just lucky it didnt get any worse and ruin my radiator.
Thanks for the "heads up"
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Unread 07-20-2009, 09:55 PM   #1433
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Thanks for the "heads up"
I orginally posted the write up for this mod and have been running it for a couple of months in 90-100 degree weather in both gridlock and highway driving and this material does NOT melt. The temps in front of the radiator are 130-150 TOPS, which isn't close to being hot enough to melt that palstic.

Also, don't forget: THE FRONT OF THE JEEP IS PLASTIC TOO!!!!! Don't see those melting much do we?
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Unread 07-20-2009, 10:51 PM   #1434
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Where did you get those numbers from? The plastic gutter guard melted together...it was obviously melting and no amount of numbers that you pull out of your *** will convince me otherwise. Frankly it was a nice cheap setup but just that...cheap. All it really will do is improve the looks...that plastic is not strong enough to protect the radiator from a rock going god only knows how fast. I can easily see a rock tearing right through that plastic crap especially after it has been softened by 100+ degree heat not including the 200+ degree heat coming from the engine which is why I will be spending the extra money on a setup that is made professionally out of metal. If I do another mod like that it will be made out of painted metal instead with metal screws holding it all together. And the plastic that the grill is made of is hardly a comparison to the plastic the gutter guard is made of. Two completely different types of plastic. One is hard and rigid...the other is soft and malleable. <---hope I spelled that right.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 04:29 AM   #1435
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the grill mod I did was to use a metal mesh, glad I did not use some sort of plastic mesh
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Unread 07-21-2009, 05:07 AM   #1436
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I did the gutter guard mesh mod in april, and havent had a problem yet. True, it hasnt been the right temperature here for summer yet, but we did spend some time in Florida over the fourth and temps were in the 100's. I looked last night and still dont have any issues with melting or bases releasing. I will definately keep an eye on it though! I have noticed that is has stopped several large "palmetto" bugs from becoming permanently lodged inside the radiator fins, though!
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Unread 07-21-2009, 05:43 AM   #1437
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grille guardin

This was the best idea I could find for protecting yer radiator. I did this a few months ago, used woven stainless steel. Had some VERY hot days here in Oklahoma, still workin just fine.

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=64142

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Unread 07-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #1438
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Finally took some time off work!!

Took the Family out in the JK to slaughter some trout over the weekend.







Also, took the Doors off and Freedom top out of the Hardtop I just added and went out to feed some geese at a local lake.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 11:15 AM   #1439
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This was the best idea I could find for protecting yer radiator. I did this a few months ago, used woven stainless steel. Had some VERY hot days here in Oklahoma, still workin just fine.

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=64142

Thats what I should have used. I read the writeup and that is an awsome idea. More expensive but well worth it. The only thing I cant figure out is how the thing stays in there. Do you secure it to the grill somehow? His writeup did not say...at least I didn't see it.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 01:42 PM   #1440
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If you use his dimensions, it gets trapped between the vertical ends of the radiator area and the plastic grille.

You could actually just cut a overall rectangular piece of your screen choice to those dimensions, and it would be held in place as well.

The ladder frame holds the center of the screen so it doesn't flex inward, like when you hit a rock, bird or moose.

One thing you will need to do is move the ambiant temperture sensor. I just drilled a hole on top of the crossbar it "was" mounted to, and used the original plastic screw to hold it. Not hard to do at all.
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