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Just installed the bumber grille on my 2011 Eco boost F150, took about 15 min. the grill I ordered from amazon (around 41 bucks) very easy to put on. I didn't use the hardware that came with the grille, there were two #8 screws and two spring nut clips. I found it was going to be quite hard to get a stubbby phillips down in there to tighten those screws. I drilled out the mounting holes to accept 1/4 X 3/4 Hex head bolts with hex nuts & flat washers. pretty easy to tighten with a 1/4" drive ratchet (7/16 Socket & 7/16 open end wrench.) Well pleased with the look, gives the front bumper a finished look.
 

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I'm wondering about the need for a grille. Personally, I like the looks of it being open better. Wouldn't a grille reduce the air flow and possibly cause overheating? I'm just asking because I don't know.
 

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I'm wondering about the need for a grille. Personally, I like the looks of it being open better. Wouldn't a grille reduce the air flow and possibly cause overheating? I'm just asking because I don't know.

I kind had the same thoughts as to the reduction of air flow, but I wanted the protection of a grill. So I ordered one off of Amazon, cut out and removed two of the cross bars and painted the grill a satin black to match the factory grill look.

Here is the altered grill.

 

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I'm wondering about the need for a grille. Personally, I like the looks of it being open better. Wouldn't a grille reduce the air flow and possibly cause overheating? I'm just asking because I don't know.
I have no issues with airflow using the BoostBars. I was convinced I needed something in that hole when I wenton a 1200 mile drive and the CAC was ccovered in dead bugs, a plastic bag, and all kinds of road debris. I figured it is only a matter of time before a rock or nail finds its way in there and I will be replacing a CAC.

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I added the same grill myself. I think it really adds to the appearance of the truck. Can't imagine that it would restrict air flow that much.
 

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I have the same one and so far in the 100 deg heat, city driving w/ac on I have not had any issues with the temp, I think the slight decrease in air movement is worth the peace of mind that it brings from road junk hitting the cooler.
 
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