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What's with the stock grills?

I've always wondered, why do the mustang's stock grills have barely any opening in the 05-todays? If anything it looks like these block off some air to the intake.

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ive been wondering the same thing, and every aftermarket grille i can find, atleast for the 3.7 that is, is just something you screw on over the stock grille so they block the airflow even more.


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I wondered the same thing, but looking at the bottom opening it is a pretty big opening. Maybe?


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I've always wondered, why do the mustang's stock grills have barely any opening in the 05-todays? If anything it looks like these block off some air to the intake.
It's more aerodynamic, and thus more fuel efficient.

Since the air intake isn't forced induction opening it up wouldn't make a bit of difference as far as engine performance goes, but the added drag caused by more air being funneled into the engine compartment with no proper exit would reduce speed and fuel mileage.

However, living in Texas, the one thing that does worry me is restricted air flow through the radiator. I really worry about the car overheating if I ever get stuck in stop and go traffic in 110 degree weather.
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I'll :?: the aerodynamic (respectfully) I can not imagine the solid flat surface of the grill being more aero than the same shape with openings.....I suspect the Tsat will just open more but don't know.

I will say I have never had a car that gives heat from the heater core quicker than this one. Even in upper 20's/lower 30's I have heat by the end of my driveway/street which is about 1000' I drive slow down it in 1st gear about 15 mph just almost coasting downhill.

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It's for efficiency and emissions the quicker it warms up the less emissions u emit. And surprisingly u get better mpg's. And don't worry about over heating our rad cooling fan can keep up. Last time I we to Vegas only a few months ago on the 15.climbing outside temp was 127 degrees!!! It's an 18mi climb and I ran my AC non stop temp didn't budge an inch so dont worry about over heating

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Mustangs don't have any grills, leave those to Weber and 50 Cent. Mustangs have grillEs.
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I have a feeling they will make up for it when Ford shoehorns the big corporate-look frowning fish mouth grille onto the 2015s.

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IIRC, the filled in portions of the grille on stock Mustang's are to meet the standard Ford company policy on snow intake. I read that somewhere during a Ford discussion on the Boss program.

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