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Hey I was wondering if anyone "modded" their front bumper by putting on a mesh grille (which I feel should have came stock just as the back bumper grille is) and if anyone has put one on can you take a few pictures and give some instructions as to how you mounted and secured it. Also where you purchased it from (I saw some chicken wire at home depot the other day that looked exactly like the aftermarket sold mesch grills and it was like 200 times cheaper... would this work? Thanks for you help guys.
 

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The front is like that for a reason, it allows the incoming air to flow into the intercooler and radiator, but if you wanna raise under the hood temps go ahead.
 

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i doubt adding mesh or billet will hurt that much considering its not solid and there is air flowing from under the bumper into the FMI as well. When i install mine ill take pics of the LCD temp display before and after, at speed.
 

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Oh just so you guys know according to GM the intercooler on the LSJ is in the intake manifold so restricting air flow to it doesn't matter. Look here on the second page.

Edit: Here are some grilles that a company in my city makes and sells for the SS.
 

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Those look nice but I think I would opt for a regular old horizontal billet grille, maybe w/ black anodized innards an a brushed face to the grille though... ya know the only thing thats silver is the very front tip of the lines.. and all else is flat black... just a thought....
 

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Those look pretty nice, which brings me back to my main question of how do you apply or mount these. It says that theres no drilling required, and Im kind of confused. If I just purchase mesh wiring from a hardware store, cut it to fit, how would I mount or apply that? Any and all help would be appreciated guys, thanks!
 

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i think a billet grill would restrict it pretty bad, depending on the tubes. the mesh grill i don't think would hurt it at all
Yeah the billet one do not look bad it is just i would rather hace just some black mesh insterts. I also belive it might have some restrictions with the billet.
 

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Those look pretty nice, which brings me back to my main question of how do you apply or mount these. It says that theres no drilling required, and Im kind of confused. If I just purchase mesh wiring from a hardware store, cut it to fit, how would I mount or apply that? Any and all help would be appreciated guys, thanks!
I have no idea how they attach to the cobalt. On my RL it just replaces this black plastic thing that runs accross the inside of our bumper (holds 2 solids peices of plastic which block off the 2 smaller vents, but the middle large one is wide open). Though every product I've seen of theres just literally "bolts on" to the car.
 

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No Problem. The best part for me, they are made in my city:D. They ship all over but the prices are in CAN but they have a converter for you american folk.
 

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Xero state, I hate to say it, but you are wrong, The intercooler is in the front air damn, it runs the fluid through those inside the intake manifold. Erego if you cut off flow to the intercooler you are defeating the purpose. There is an animated video out there showing how the LSJ's Intercooler works, it pumps the fluid through the rails inside the supercharger.
 

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I am sorry, but its an air to water cooler. The part that actual cools the incoming charge is in the intake manifold (read the link I posted). But yes you are right in that the 'air' part is in the front air damn (behind the a/c condenser which is first inline to get air and bugs and rocks). I am not here to start a fight as I do own a RL, and I am not saying I know a bunch about this car, but I do know what I read from a GM site.
 

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All I know is that a week ago I was driving down a back road at night after a decent rain shower and when I got home, there were frogs stuck all over my radiator! Besides, anyone here in Florida can tell you how bad the phenomonon of "love bugs" are. Twice a year swarms of these bugs mate and end up covering all over the front of your car, eating into the paint and clogging the radiators. I think some kind of grill is definately going to go in there on mine.
 

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All I know is that a week ago I was driving down a back road at night after a decent rain shower and when I got home, there were frogs stuck all over my radiator! Besides, anyone here in Florida can tell you how bad the phenomonon of "love bugs" are. Twice a year swarms of these bugs mate and end up covering all over the front of your car, eating into the paint and clogging the radiators. I think some kind of grill is definately going to go in there on mine.
what the hell is up with that, that sucks a lot, where in florida are you when this happens
 

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Well, since you asked, they weren't too bad with the honey mustard sauce.

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where in florida are you when this happens
I was taking a short cut between I-75 to 98 that involves a 30 mile or so drive down Rt 471. 471 goes right through what is called "the green swamp" by locals around here. After a rain anywhere in Florida you'll see frogs jumping around on the roads, obviously more in an area like 471 goes through. What's nice about this stretch of road is that it is perfectly straight most of the way, in relatively good shape, and certain times of the day there is very little to no traffic at all. This is probably where I'll find out if that "drag limited at 143 mph" thing is true. :D
 
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