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post #1 of 7 Old 01-29-2014, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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FIA Winter Front

Has anyone bought the FIA winter front for the 6.7? (link below) If you have, what did you think??? I like the idea of the stick on snaps, but would not want them to be visible in the summer, so I would likely remove them. Is the 3m adhesive backing easy to remove?

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Why not get an OEM winter front? There's no buttons, just straps and some Velcro bracket pieces that don't stick to the truck. On and off in about 5 minutes.

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They make one??? I have been searching all over online, and asking dealers and everyone says that Ford doesn't make one for the 11-13 SD's.

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I have the fia one and it fits and works great. I don't mind the buttons on it but I have found out that when its really cold I lost a couple snaps. Im buying some chrome ones and gonna rivet them to my grill so they wont be as noticeable in the summer but I plan on running the screen it came with all summer to keep the bugs and crap off my grill. I went with the fia because the factory one is twice the cost, I got my fia winter and summer cover for $52 off of amazon

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I actually ended up buying one off amazon on Thursday morning. They said it was "used" but I can't see how it has ever been used. Plus, amazon prime got it shipped here Friday for free. Cost about $60 only because I bought an extra box of snaps too.

The quality looks great and installation was simple. I took my grill off and brought it inside to let it warm up all day, then used a hair dryer to heat the grill and snaps. I think it looks pretty cool on there. I haven't driven yet because I am letting the snaps set up, but I will let everyone know how quickly it has the truck warm up. May make a new product review post, or just post it on here.

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Mine didn't make a huge difference in warm up time . I noticed it keeps it about 15-20 warmer going down the road and doesn't seems like engine is working as hard. I've ran it with the flaps open and the flaps closed when it was -30 here and didn't make a huge difference open or closed . But it definitely keeps the truck at operating temp easier when running into the 40 mph winds when it is negative degree temps


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That's about what I figured. I didn't think it would help that much when idling, but I was hoping it would help to keep it warmer while driving. I drive a lot on the highway back and forth from school. Hopefully this will make the cold drives easier on the engine.

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