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Old 09-10-2008, 07:37 PM
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anyone tried this ?

anyone tryed moding their OBS grille , I did and it keeps EGTs WAY DOWN!!!
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Cant really see in the picture, what exactly did you do?
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:53 AM
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Get us a close up of the grill.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:04 AM
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Did you just drill holes in the little side skirts on the inner edge of the grille?
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:06 AM
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I think they call it the DooDad (?) mod? I have thought about drilling holes in the side to let more air into the engine area but wondered about water etc blasting in there spraying my open filter ???
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ZooDad mod - Zoo Dad.

Specifically cutting an area out roughly the size of the factory intake on the drivers side of the grill inset - allowing a rush of fresh air somewhat funneled directly into the intake.

I had 20 minutes to spare a few months ago - and with nothing better to do - staring at my grill - I decided to do it. Grabbed a zawzaw blade and screwdriver and went to town. Girlfriend walked by - looked at me kind of funny - you know the look - "what the heck is he doing" kind of look but didnt say anything. Honestly I dont know if it helps or not. I cut a hole roughly 2.5x5 in my grill. Cant really see it unless you are looking for it.

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:13 AM
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On my style truck (SD trucks) its called the zoo dad mod. You take off the grille and on the drivers side is the air intake, you would just drill or grind the hole out bigger to allow more air in. If youre worried about debris you can get a kit with a filter to put back in but i'm not sure if thats what the op was talking about or if the same mod can be done to an obs truck
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:17 AM
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ZooDad mod - Zoo Dad.

Specifically cutting an area out roughly the size of the factory intake on the drivers side of the grill inset - allowing a rush of fresh air somewhat funneled directly into the intake.

I had 20 minutes to spare a few months ago - and with nothing better to do - staring at my grill - I decided to do it. Grabbed a zawzaw blade and screwdriver and went to town. Girlfriend walked by - looked at me kind of funny - you know the look - "what the heck is he doing" kind of look but didnt say anything. Honestly I dont know if it helps or not. I cut a hole roughly 2.5x5 in my grill. Cant really see it unless you are looking for it.
What he said, you beat me too it
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:11 PM
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ok pic. time




also repainted it gloss black enstead of faded grey



AND THIS HELPS ALOT BTW , my EGTs stay WAYYYYYY down no matter what i do
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:30 PM
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Looks nice, good job!
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