Protecting Radiators

Shatto

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Jun 28, 2018
245
Apache Junction, Arizona
* A bit of Protection *

Because:
1. The radiator takes a beating.
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2.The plastic inserts protect from the big stuff.

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Once I figured out the up end it was easy.


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4. A lazy quarter hour and this.
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And thanks to good ol Amazon for zipping it here in two days.

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Photos by Michael Shatto.
 
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Shatto

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Jun 28, 2018
245
Apache Junction, Arizona
Looks great!
But what is the equivalent for the TJ/LJ grill?
Not a clue, Robin.
Amazon will have the inserts and the seller will ask which model Jeep. I think I paid $18 because the cheaper ones looked cheap. But you can spend up to $50.
What worked perfectly on my Tundra was the steel mesh used for the base for plastering. Pretty sure I found it laying at a job-site.
 

Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
I might be in the minority here, but I absolutely can't stand those grill trim pieces. I think I hate them about as much as angry bird grilles and light bars :LOL:

Just my unsolicited opinion of course ;)
 

Hammer24

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Jan 29, 2019
138
Melbourne, Australia
I might be in the minority here, but I absolutely can't stand those grill trim pieces. I think I hate them about as much as angry bird grilles and light bars :LOL:

Just my unsolicited opinion of course ;)
I dont think they're up there with angry eye grilles but they're definitely not my style, blacks not too bad but the chrome ones... yeah nah.
 
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I dont think they're up there with angry eye grilles but they're definitely not my style, blacks not too bad but the chrome ones... yeah nah.
I guess I look at them like face piercings. Something that can go there, shouldn't necessarily go there ;)

You're right though, not as bad as angry bird grilles. Those are just the worst thing to ever happen to Jeeps in general.
 
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Shatto

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Jun 28, 2018
245
Apache Junction, Arizona
I've seen posts where people agree and are removing the Angry Grills.

I'm all for function over form, and paying less for it is good. But I wanted to just get it over with and bought the inserts.
 
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Jack72

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Jul 19, 2018
132
Texas
What’s the opinions on this contributing to overheating? One of the Amazon reviews mentioned it.


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Shatto

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Jun 28, 2018
245
Apache Junction, Arizona
Arizona has lots and lots of little rocks. And Lots of those rocks, like the one rocketing off a dump truck tire that cracked my new windshield, if they hit just right, can puncture a radiator.



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Oct 25, 2017
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Everett, Wash, United States
A bit of Protection

Because:
1. The radiator takes a beating.
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2.The plastic inserts protect from the big stuff.

3. View attachment 75201
Once I figured out the up end it was easy.


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4. A lazy quarter hour and this.
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And thanks to good ol Amazon for zipping it here in two days.

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Photos by Michael Shatto.
Picture #3 had me chuckling. It hints of an Alfa Romeo or BMW grill with just the center one installed! ;)
 
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