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One other advantage to a winter front,cardboard, is the wind chill factor, the air going through the rad at 60 mph in -20 degree weather is a lot colder, so stopping or slowing it down will also warm up the firewall,p/s hoses and lots of other things under the hood. A winter front or cardboard across the grille will stop a lot of air flow and still allow the rad to cool the engine if your towing or working it hard. Cardboard against the rad will stop all air through the rad which means keeping one eye on the road and the other on the temp gauge.

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I have mine right against it but I'm eye balling it constantly. I've done this with a Mercedes before but keep in mind the high was 9 today and wind chill is low. She's not rising any higher than it normally is but next week we are looking at 30s so I'm only keeping it in for these few cold days

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The cardboard isn't covering it completely, has a few slices for the folds too so I made sure it's getting some air.

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The cardboard isn't covering it completely, has a few slices for the folds too so I made sure it's getting some air.

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Gotta let her get some air

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One other advantage to a winter front,cardboard, is the wind chill factor, the air going through the rad at 60 mph in -20 degree weather is a lot colder,

Just FYI on the wind chill comment



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A. The only effect wind chill has on inanimate objects, such as car radiators and water pipes, is to shorten the amount of time for the object to cool. The inanimate object will not cool below the actual air temperature. For example, if the temperature outside is -5 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind chill temperature is -31 degrees Fahrenheit, then your carís radiator will not drop lower than -5 degrees Fahrenheit.

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LOL I totally disagree with this and its another myth that will never end! Anti-freeze don't freeze it's the water mix in it causes it to gel much like summer deisel will when reduced to a small amount like in a fuel line when used in sub freezing temps.I've hauled many pieces of equipment on a semi with the equipment's rad facing the front of the trailer,checked before I left the yard antifreeze was good for -45,the thermometer on the shop wall read -40, getting to the job site then open the pet**** of the rad nothing comes out, throw a tarp over it with a propane torch and 10 minutes later rad starts to drip. We never used aluminum wheels on the trucks or trailers in the far north because they were fine with an regular weight on them sitting but would shatter after about an hour of driving with the same load. I'm not saying your wrong but in severe cold i'm positive it is a factor just from my experiance. There that's my two cents worth lol



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LOL I totally disagree with this and its another myth that will never end! Anti-freeze don't freeze it's the water mix in it causes it to gel much like summer deisel will when reduced to a small amount like in a fuel line when used in sub freezing temps.I've hauled many pieces of equipment on a semi with the equipment's rad facing the front of the trailer,checked before I left the yard antifreeze was good for -45,the thermometer on the shop wall read -40, getting to the job site then open the pet**** of the rad nothing comes out, throw a tarp over it with a propane torch and 10 minutes later rad starts to drip. We never used aluminum wheels on the trucks or trailers in the far north because they were fine with an regular weight on them sitting but would shatter after about an hour of driving with the same load. I'm not saying your wrong but in severe cold i'm positive it is a factor just from my experiance. There that's my two cents worth lol



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just FYI your disagreeing with Physics not Me
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Does anyone have a link to someone who makes a winter grille cover since I can't find jack and all the links are dead links from 10yrs ago.
Hi, I believe this cover is something you may like:
Fiaģ - Black Winter Front and Bug Screen
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