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DIY Satoshi-style grill, any cooling issues with the round perforated mesh?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by NiceGuyEddie, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. NiceGuyEddie

    NiceGuyEddie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=56

    I’m making my own Satoshi-style grill, but want to use the round perforated grill to match the faux hood scoop grill.

    Both the larger perforated and small perforated mesh says “40%” open area, has anyone used this and are there any cooling issues?
     
  2. The Wombat

    The Wombat Well-Known Member

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    I'm using it, i think mine is 47% open. Painted it black to match the truck - I did the lower grill and the little triangles too. Looks great.
    No problems at all, except having to clean bugs out of it is a little more work.
     
  3. 8th sin

    8th sin Swollen Member

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    I'm pretty sure 47% frontal area open is much more than the factory grille
     
  4. Snake~

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    Got any pics? I'm thinking about trying that too.
     
  5. The Wombat

    The Wombat Well-Known Member

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    um, yeah - i actually never posted up the build for it. i'll try that tonight and put a link in here to it.
     
  6. NiceGuyEddie

    NiceGuyEddie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    just search Google for

    HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SATOSHI

    there are lots of writeups. i am just going to attach the mesh grill with two down flanges and gobs of silicone. i've done it before and it holds well.

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