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Do grille overlays seriously restrict airflow?

I want to get the black billet grille overlay sold by American Muscle among other places.

But I just realized, since it doesn't remove the stock grille and goes right over it, can it negatively affect airflow into the engine bay/radiator to a significant (power draining) degree? D:


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on my 2006 GT, i installed billet grills upper and lower, i doubt they restricted air flow at all, may have re-directed it a bit though.

definately a nice mod to do, easy and quick


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Runs no different temp wise. Its a pita to put the bottom one in if you have a intercooler but it protects it and looks great

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I don't think they would affect cooling at all.

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As previously said, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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Is the stock grille noticable underneath the overlay?

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Is the stock grille noticable underneath the overlay?
Only if you are looking for it, and cooling isn't an issue. Check out the overlay in my gallery.

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So how does the overlay apply? Snap in ect?

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So how does the overlay apply? Snap in ect?
It clips to the front of the stock grill, and secures w/ screws on the back...easy!

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i dont know if i could do an overlay. I would always see the honeycomb underneath and be bothered by it. I wish they had a grill that was black that had an area for the foglights

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i dont know if i could do an overlay. I would always see the honeycomb underneath and be bothered by it. I wish they had a grill that was black that had an area for the foglights
SAME. I had the exact same thought. I'm hoping I won't OCD over it too much and end up taking it off. I wish they had that type of grille too.

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we should make one lol. i was thinking of buying an overlay and putting it on and cutting out the honeycomb just enough that I could keep the the mustang on there and hold the lights in place but get rid of the honeycomb. But I would have to buy the overlay and see if it would work. Plus my light extenstions might mess up the little sides too. :nogrinner

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I did the next best thing... Just put my stock fog lights behind my black billet grille. Here's some pictures...

Before the emblem...
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I did the next best thing... Just put my stock fog lights behind my black billet grille. Here's some pictures...

Before the emblem...
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As of now.
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I thought about doing something like that, but I'm too attached to having my foglights exposed, I recently put blue tints on them.

what does that setup look like with the foglights turned on, though? I'm curious to see :U

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