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i just got a new custom off road bumper and now my radiator is kind of exposed, any ideas as to what i could do to protect it?

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get some of the ricer mesh screen stuff and throw it on
 

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crazy4golfaz said:
i just got a new custom off road bumper and now my radiator is kind of exposed, any ideas as to what i could do to protect it?

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time for a rear skid plate ;)
 

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Are we talking about the part behind the grill or below the frame? Behind the grill I don't really see a problem... bellow the frame, you need a skid plate.
ya its below the grill but above the metal drip panel thing (cant think of what its called)
 

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crazy4golfaz said:
..... but above the metal drip panel thing ...
I’ve never heard that name before, maybe a picture would help.

When I added a front bumper and removed the engine cover, I installed a 1/8 plate to protect the radiator and other suspension and engine parts.
 

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crazy4golfaz said:
ya its below the grill but above the metal drip panel thing (cant think of what its called)
Wow... yer damn articulate...

So are you tying to protect the lower radiator from intrusive boulders... Or the lower radiator fins from road debris/rocks ?
 

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Just box it off the frame and forget about it, or build it off your bumper.
I mean... its really that easy.
 

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Yeah you need a skidplate...
 

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Check out demello's skidplate/radiator protector thing. If that is too much money for you to spend then try to fab out something that looks like, if you have no fab skills/tools then wrap it up in tin foil and bubble gum and you should be good. :)
 

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crazy4golfaz said:
here is a picture of the bumper, hopefully it helps explain what i mean when i say i think i need some sort of protection

any suggestions would be great!
useless pic...too small to see anything :rolleyes:

but...you need a new skid plate...that will take care of the problem ;)
 

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yes, skid plate all the way, ask Derik (uoyatacer) what happens when you wheel without one.... you end up changing a rad at the dunes at 10 at night lol
 

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My neighbor at Hellbent Fab built this one for me out of a couple pieces of angle and a 1/4" aluminum plate. Simple design but works great.
 

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front bumper skid plate

I have a demello front skid plate and an arb front bumper. The front skid plate fully protects the radiator and it is stout. Jason demello builds really strong stuff .I would highly recomend any of there products. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for, build quality and durability can't be beat, just my humble opinion.
 

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do what andy did and just bolt some metal onto there or like the hellbent fab plate...
 
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