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Radiator bug rock screen protector

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1997tacomav6, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 [OP] V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    Does anyone suggest a particular screen grill or radiator screen kit or do they made a specific kit for our trucks.

    It seems for me that my radiator and AC condensor fins tend to get bent pretty bad and filled with tiny stones from the road mostly probably from winter sand. I must have spent two hours just trying to get some of this sand that’s wedged into the condensor fins out, but a good amount is wedged in there and not coming out
     
  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:05 PM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    You can make your own with house screen ,just a cheap idea
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    do you think a furnace filter element would hold up? i have never pelted little sand pieces at one to know the durability for the intended application
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    I dont think so ,the best is to find a old alum house screen ,some zipties and bam
     
  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi 3rd Gen Driver’s Grab Handle investor

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    OVT2.0F_REG_OL_Stock_THX, Hellwig 990 Helper springs, Tacowiede Radio Knobs, LED Tag lights, MESO LED white maps & dome, MESO coin bucket, MESO gasshole, MESO fuse box cover, MESO Stealth PRO Shift knob w/ECT thumb switch & Anytime Backup Camera switch, MESO minimalist key fob, MESO Red TRD S/S button, Scangauge2, Haul Gauge, Weathertek floor liners,OEM running boards, OEM mud flaps, OEM soft tonneau, Driver 1.5” seat lift, Tacoknob 4wd shift dial, Vehicle OCD glove box & console organizers, Tailgate letter inserts, Cdn Flag tailgate decal, Cloudrider bug screen (behind grille), TRD grille badge, Debadged tailgate, Bem-auto OBD2 port lock, Dongar dashcam USB mirror power harness, KTJO4x4 “A” pillar grab handle.
    I went the expensive route (Cloudrider bug screen) for the bugs. Rocks too but not sand.

    Inside:
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    Outside:
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