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Old 05-18-2011, 01:50 PM
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Default Placing a net behind the grille????

I just recently purchased a brand new 2011 xlt ext cab ranger and a friend of mine told me to place a net in between the radiator and the grille to prevent bugs and grime getting into the radiator. The reason I am posting this is because I want your alls views on wether or not I should do this.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:56 PM
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lol refer to my original post

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:58 PM
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How do you attach it though? Ductape or what?
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Placing a net behind the grille????

I have seen bug net shields up close, and I think they look gay. Not trying to be a jerk because I'm sure they do their job well but not for me. To each his/her own.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:47 PM
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IMO, you should do it.
My Dad gave me some stainless steel screening that has the same size mesh as window screening.
I cut it a bit oversize and used zip ties to attach to the radiator mounts and other metal bits.
That was for the rad itself.
I folded up another piece into a "box" shape and it slips onto the tranny cooler w/o any ties.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:22 AM
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Kinda pointless to me.

Once a week take the grille off (easy to do) and clean the bugs off.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:20 AM
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Seems pretty pointless
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:40 AM
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.......I just let the bugs stay there. I highly doubt a few bugs will affect cooling. That net idea I'd think would block the air from getting to your radiator more.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:42 AM
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.......I just let the bugs stay there. I highly doubt a few bugs will affect cooling. That net idea I'd think would block the air from getting to your radiator more.
you'd be surprise how 50-100 bugs decomposing in your rad can cause rust and potential leaks.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:26 PM
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when i was a kid,My friend once told me, each bug equals 1 HP ...

HaHaHa...50 bugs would be like a turbo boast!
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:13 PM
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Bugs directly on or in the rad affect air flow and cooling.
Screening keeps the bugs off the surface and full air flow is maintained.
Using metal screen can prevent rocks or other debris from damaging the rad also.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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Im gonna put a bug zapper behind my grill
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:31 AM
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i used an old window screen to keep the bugs and small rocks out of my radiator when i lived in Montana. It worked very well and never affected the cooling of the truck. I just took off the grill and attached it to the header panel right in front of the radiator. You couldnt even tell it was there unless you really looked..
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:44 AM
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Bugs directly on or in the rad affect air flow and cooling.
Screening keeps the bugs off the surface and full air flow is maintained.
Using metal screen can prevent rocks or other debris from damaging the rad also.
True but the net will also restrict air. You would need the holes in the net to be big enough so enough air gets through. So it they are to big bugs will still get it defeating the purpose.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:35 AM
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Kinda pointless to me.

Once a week take the grille off (easy to do) and clean the bugs off.
your little sister/brothers toothbrush will do just fine
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