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DIY air intake cover

Home Depot $17.25 in door/gutter section. The product is black aluminum, and they have many different patterns, in silver as well...see pics











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Looks good and not a bad price. But that is the radiator, not the air intake.

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Looks good and not a bad price. But that is the radiator, not the air intake.
Well, it SORTA is: the air intake for the radiator, that is...!

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What did you get out of this? All the stuff i've seen like you posted is flimsy and thin, any rock or debris that would damage the radiator would also damage the stamped sheet you just put over it. Seems like all it would do is restrict airflow to the radiator.
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What did you get out of this? All the stuff i've seen like you posted is flimsy and thin, any rock or debris that would damage the radiator would also damage the stamped sheet you just put over it. Seems like all it would do is restrict airflow to the radiator.
Not meant to be impenitrable -simply to keep the normal road stone or stone from disfiguring the soft metal. Given the pattern is would estimate very little change in air flow. Happy to damage the sheet - it is cheap - the radiator not so cheap. Not an off road solution.

Think of it this way, much better than nothing as long as it does not affect the volume of air substantially.


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By the way - always check your entries before you post for spelling and grammer! Oh well. If you can't laugh at yourself... - MBA was finance, not english.


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