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Old 04-16-2013, 02:33 PM
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Default Cheap $12 grille mod

I'm a truck driver, just about every tractor I drive has a metal mesh screen behind the grille. Even after 5 or 600 thousand kilometres, the radiators always look brand new.

Why don't regular cars/trucks come with these? The holes in the Ram's grilles are way too big (stones, rocks etc can too easily get in and damage the rad)

I looked for a long time for a company that made a metal screen/mesh grille makes I made my own.

It is galvanized steel, so it shouldn't rust ( I hope). I looked for a black one, but this was the best I could find, a shiny steel colour. I also wanted the holes a little smaller, but this is ok.

I bought a big sheet of this stuff at home hardware, it was about $10 I believe and 2 packs of black zip ties from the dollar store ($2).

What do you think?
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