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Ben_Copeland

posted on 20/4/14 at 10:38 AM Reply With Quote
Grill Suggestions, if you please!

Just pulled the meshing out of my nosecone as it was blocking too much air to my rad/intercooler.

Don't really want it to leave it open, but I want some suggestions on what other people have done. Especially things that don't block the airflow.

That's what I had:
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That's what I have now I've ripped the main bit out.
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Be really helpful if people could also say where they bought it from too.

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mark chandler

posted on 20/4/14 at 11:14 AM Reply With Quote
I have the same dilemma, was looking at something like this

eBay Item

Barbecue grills are but will give a closer mesh or the correct stuff

eBay Item

[Edited on 20/4/14 by mark chandler]

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SPYDER

posted on 20/4/14 at 11:25 AM Reply With Quote
Stainless mesh off Ebay. Cut to shape and painted black.

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Bluemoon

posted on 20/4/14 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
The mesh company on ebay... This is what I used..

one of the wide meshes:

Super Heavy Duty - #2 x 2mm Wire x 10mm Aperture - SS316 Grade - A3 Sheet

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SPYDER

posted on 20/4/14 at 11:48 AM Reply With Quote
The stainless stuff on Ebay comes in two different orientations.Mine looks like diamonds.The one in the link above will look like squares.
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 20/4/14 at 11:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SPYDER
The stainless stuff on Ebay comes in two different orientations.Mine looks like diamonds.The one in the link above will look like squares.


That's what I need to find then, something that'll be diamonds with big enough holes.

Cheers

Keep em coming

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chris_smith

posted on 20/4/14 at 01:14 PM Reply With Quote
i like the look of this?

stainless perforated
stainless perforated






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Ben_Copeland

posted on 20/4/14 at 01:22 PM Reply With Quote
Unfortunately far too restrictive





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loggyboy

posted on 20/4/14 at 02:14 PM Reply With Quote
Quite a wide spacing and fine material, should give a good free air area.
http://www.rockshore.uk.com/e-tech-aluminium-grille-mesh-hex-12-x-6mm--2-lengths-available---black-or-silver-5126-p.asp






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Ben_Copeland

posted on 20/4/14 at 02:19 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by loggyboy
Quite a wide spacing and fine material, should give a good free air area.
http://www.rockshore.uk.com/e-tech-aluminium-grille-mesh-hex-12-x-6mm--2-lengths-available---black-or-silver-5126-p.asp


Ah that's same style as I've already got, just bigger holes. Nice spot

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loggyboy

posted on 20/4/14 at 03:05 PM Reply With Quote
Let us know if you only need half, will buy the rest off you!






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posted on 20/4/14 at 03:23 PM Reply With Quote
Hi,
Another option eBay item no.
160701728908

May work, it's 30x10mm diamond mesh....


ALUMINIUM BLACK MESH KAMEI UNIVERSAL GRILLE RS4 RS6 CAR 07/B





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renetom

posted on 20/4/14 at 04:42 PM Reply With Quote
Grille

Hi
Made our own, 2 strips of aly & stainless
15mm plumbing pipe , its thin walled & very light.
good luck

grille
grille


Spray the rad black,

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[Edited on 20/4/14 by renetom]

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wicket

posted on 20/4/14 at 07:21 PM Reply With Quote
Made mine from a salvaged BBQ st.st grill
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adithorp

posted on 20/4/14 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote
Woven or welded mesh is what you want. I got Ripspeed stuff from Halfords though they don't seem to stock it any more, or at least not on-line.

Expanded ally mesh (though larger is better than small) is very restrictive as is punched sheet.





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Uphill Racer

posted on 20/4/14 at 09:50 PM Reply With Quote
It may sound a stupid question but does it run much cooler without it?
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 21/4/14 at 05:42 AM Reply With Quote
Oh yes, it seems much cooler without the mesh. I previously put an 82c thermostat in there which it now doesn't need.

Although I'm still not had warm enough weather this weekend to test it





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billy

posted on 21/4/14 at 09:17 AM Reply With Quote
Yes I hear a BBQ grill will do the trick :-) nearly as much as stripping the Ali off a caravan, in the name of Locost





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posted on 21/4/14 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
I used a 99p wastepaper bin from ikea on my last car!
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The Knobs

posted on 30/4/14 at 05:34 PM Reply With Quote
I found it was the exit of the air that was the problem with my Striker and meshed holes in the bonnet cured it.
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 30/4/14 at 06:03 PM Reply With Quote
Plenty of holes in my bonnet and side panels (flared)

It's made a massive difference taking to grill out.





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SausageArm

posted on 8/5/14 at 09:02 AM Reply With Quote
I used this stuff

HIGH QUALITY RS4 PLASTIC RACE MESH, GRILLE, VENT


Here's how it looks once it is installed


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JAG

posted on 8/5/14 at 09:55 AM Reply With Quote
I used some 2" square weld mesh.....


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Looks a lot better than you imagine and doesn't block air flow





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 8/5/14 at 09:56 AM Reply With Quote
I found some 30mm x 10mm diamond mesh, same as pattern as I already had, but much bigger.

Seems to be ok, so far.





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Macbeast

posted on 8/5/14 at 11:52 AM Reply With Quote
The barbecue grille. Lets air through but not sausages or chops


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