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Old 05-13-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Black grill insert

Anyone point me in the direction of a black grill insert? Would rather it not be plastic. Thanks.

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I prefer plastic its cheaper, more durable and looks nicer cause the metal has some chrome in it. check myjeepspace i have the plastic ones got them on ebay for 27 bucks.

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Anyone point me in the direction of a black grill insert? Would rather it not be plastic. Thanks.
If we're talkin bout the INserts & not just the oval circles (that you can still see the rad thru)....
I'm gonna go with the solid billet inserts like I have on my YJ - much nicer
a preference thing I guess

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VFR does the inserts restrict the airflow to the rad or any change in temp?
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VFR does the inserts restrict the airflow to the rad or any change in temp?
Not that I ever noticed - & I ran em in the YJ winter and summer daily
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I dunno, I'd be wary of installing anything in the grill opening that could reduce air flow like the one in the above pic obviously would. Any reduced air flow could make the difference between the engine getting hot or not on a hot day or when the cooling system is having some kind of a problem.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:25 AM   #7
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i agree with jerry.. plus its a waste of money imo..

just paint the front grill black =p if you got any color but dark blue or dark green, itll look good
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just paint the front grill black
Naaa - didn't / don't want the entire grill black - just the openings.
There are spaces in the billet insert. It ISN'T SOLID so to speak... maybe the pics don't show this - air DOES get thru just as it gets thru screening.
As with anything (or should I comfortably say alot); its a preference - more form perhaps than function, but not a hinderence.

Read Retail description below where "airflow" is covered:
Description: 97 - 04 Jeep Wrangler - Overlay Polished Billet Inserts from Roadmax
Detail: Roadmax Polished Billet Insert for Jeep Wrangler
Catch the looks while you're driving your Jeep Wrangler with this top quality, high class insert. Tough-as-nails construction guarantees that your car, 4x4 truck or SUV is as durable as it is stylish. The Jeep Wrangler polished billet insert comes in a highly polished, rust-free finish.

Custom Roadmax Polished Billet Insert for Jeep Wrangler Feature:

* More bars than the factory insert
* Flush mount styling with easy installation
* Allows plenty of airflow to the radiator and also protects it
* Cut-out and overlay application
* Easy maintenance


Maybe you all got the wrong idea because I said "solid" billet insert. This refers only to its being machined from a single aluminum piece - not solid in the sense of no airflow
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The pictures were clear enough that it's obvious they're not solid. And screen reduces air flow too.
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ok jerry - we all have our opinions.
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