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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: The value of mesh Reply with quote

Hi guys

Just wanted to check the space behind the front grilles since DIY mesh 1.5yrs ago.

Not even a tiny stone did I find behind the grilles!

Sorry if the pics are sideways PC
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I’ve not checked mine yet but hopefully I will find the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Surprised

Really must fit some, after 2 years my air con rads are battered with no mesh, still working though, for now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced one of my AC condensers recently due to leaking, shall do the other side and both coolant rads and maybe add a centre rad too in the next few months... And add some mesh at that point!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result.

I've just done rads and condensers but didn't add mesh as I like the standard front bumper openings and the car does low miles. I think I may add some though to protect all of my hard work.


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Read up about 3rd rads before you spend your hard earned cash.

Hartech say -

"I have no problem with anyone fitting a third radiator if they want to but so far our tests suggest it is not an important factor."


Thread here -

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=89494&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20


The above is about 997s but I'm guessing the principle is the same?
Either way read up a bit. I've fitted an LTT, but won't bother with the 3rd rad.


Apologies for thread derailment OP. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having gone through a couple of rads and condensers mine are being done next week.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which kit is best without having to remove or cut the OE plastic grills?

I know you can make your own but I would also like to do this but using a pre-made kit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4-STORM wrote:
Which kit is best without having to remove or cut the OE plastic grills?

I know you can make your own but I would also like to do this but using a pre-made kit.


Don't buy the Rennline kit, it's easier to make your own as the mesh is badly shaped and difficult to bend! Zunsport looks good but it's a lot of money, it was my first choice but Design911 didn't have it in stock. Design911 now have a cheaper kit but it's still expensive, I can't comment as I haven't seen it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
C4-STORM wrote:
Which kit is best without having to remove or cut the OE plastic grills?

I know you can make your own but I would also like to do this but using a pre-made kit.


Don't buy the Rennline kit, it's easier to make your own as the mesh is badly shaped and difficult to bend! Zunsport looks good but it's a lot of money, it was my first choice but Design911 didn't have it in stock. Design911 now have a cheaper kit but it's still expensive, I can't comment as I haven't seen it.


Thanks Maldren. I thought with the Zunsport you had to remove the plastic grills, someone did mention a kit which you can attach and leave the grills in situ??
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Good result.

I've just done rads and condensers but didn't add mesh as I like the standard front bumper openings and the car does low miles. I think I may add some though to protect all of my hard work.


JS1500-

Read up about 3rd rads before you spend your hard earned cash.

Hartech say -

"I have no problem with anyone fitting a third radiator if they want to but so far our tests suggest it is not an important factor."


Thread here -

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=89494&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20


The above is about 997s but I'm guessing the principle is the same?
Either way read up a bit. I've fitted an LTT, but won't bother with the 3rd rad.


Apologies for thread derailment OP. Thumb


Thanks for the input Marky. Maybe I won't bother with the centre rad... I do have a LTT and new water pump waiting to go on too...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4-STORM wrote:
Which kit is best without having to remove or cut the OE plastic grills?

I know you can make your own but I would also like to do this but using a pre-made kit.


It costs about £15 to do yourself and is really quite easy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
C4-STORM wrote:
Which kit is best without having to remove or cut the OE plastic grills?

I know you can make your own but I would also like to do this but using a pre-made kit.


It costs about £15 to do yourself and is really quite easy.


What mesh did you use, Graeme? Sorry if covered elsewhere...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought black aluminium mesh off Ebay, easy to bend and very cheap. I used stainless screws to fasten the mesh to the back of the spoiler.
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