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I have them on mine...they were chrome, I painted them black (previous owner had installed them). They probably wouldn't do much good. They're just cheap plastic...they'd help keep larger/light debris out of the radiator, but a branch or something would probably just bust right through without much effort required.
 

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I've had large dragon flies, bee's, hornets and one time a sparrow mashed onto my radiator. I put in the grill inserts about 2 yrs ago and i think they're great. Thet keep my radiator free of unwanted debris.
 

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wwch99tj - Have you noticed any temp change in your running/idling temp? I ask as I noticed a 5-10 degree climb when I put my winch on. I can't imagine restricting radiator flow any further with the guards.
 

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denisbaldwin said:
wwch99tj - Have you noticed any temp change in your running/idling temp? I ask as I noticed a 5-10 degree climb when I put my winch on. I can't imagine restricting radiator flow any further with the guards.
No no temp change at all I've had them almost 4 years. They aren't really all that restrictive they have plenty of voids to let air in, here's a closer pic.

I believe these are what I have, but I don't remember them being that much tho https://www.quadratec.com/products/13131_300X_PG.htm
 

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I just put mine on today, just like the pic 2 posts above. Made by Drake, sold by most everyone. Mine are black.

Jeep looks better than seeing the rusty radiator. I was going to use gutter guard, but you can't get behind the grill on a TJ like you can on a JK. Looks like it will offer protection for the radiator too.
 

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I have a set of the Drake Brushed Aluminum grill guards sitting under my Christmas tree...just wanting to be installed. Having a hard time getting motivated in this blustery Michigan wintery weather that has just hit us. Supposed to be 46 degrees on Friday, hopefully I'll be installing mine then.
 
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