After going out on about a 75 mile trail in Southern California, some of the time behind an Xterra, some of the time in front, I discovered that my radiator looked like this:
Has anyone else had a problem with rocks/ dust literally beating the hell out of your radiator to the point that it looks like a jeep with 100k miles? Mine is a 2011 with only 20k on the clock! I have zero rock chips on the paint, I don't understand how it could have gotten that bad.
As a fix, I did the DIY gutter guard add on for about $40, which included $15 tin snips, a pretty cheap/ easy way to go. Here are the results: