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radiator guard

is the little plastic piece on the bottom of the radiator really important?

all my friends's have brokin off on trails is this something they should be worried about?

if so does anyone know a round about figure on how much a new one will run them?

mine is on one off my friends truck right now he had to take it to the dealer his 4 wheeldrive wont engage
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I don't even know what peice you are talking about, my radiator has no "guard" or anything on the bottom of it. So it's not important.
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I don't even know what peice you are talking about, my radiator has no "guard" or anything on the bottom of it. So it's not important.
yea mine has nothin on the bottom of it either. when i look up from the bottom of my truck i see the raditior
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hmm i cant get a pic right now....
there p.o.s they break really easy

look on the fram around the radiator there should be a 4 spots for bolts

maybe the edge dosnt have it do u have a 4.0 or 3.0?
my friends 02 xlt has it my other friends 03 xlt had it and my 05 fx4 has it

yours might have broke off and u never noticed
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heres half a pic of one
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Do you have a better picture of the part you picture is actually showing?
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i found that one on a thread and mine is at the dealers on my buddys truck
ill get one asap
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it keeps debris (ie. rocks, and road debris) from coming up and hitting the radiator/condensor and it also prevents things from getting in between them also
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i drug mine off pulling into a McDonalds at a truck and import show


if your truck came factory with a skid plate, it took the spot of the plastic crap
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being that all trucks do not come with that piece, I wouldn't consider it a must. I know that my truck has nothing that resembles that part at all.
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he's talking about this piece, sorry, i dont have a closer pic
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I broke mine off at Paragon on my 01 EDGE. You can live without it, when I put my Safari Bar on, I couldn't put one back on even if I wanted to...
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The part you are talking about is a piece of crap, but it does protect the low hanging transmission lines that go to the cooler infront of your radiator. If you plan on going offroad, these lines must be protected via skid plate or rerouted out of the way. The reason most guys don't know what you are talking about is because they ripped it off wheeling before the ever knew they had it.

I actually made a replacement one out of metal and reinforced it with some cheap angle iron and gauge metal welded to the frame. It looked good until I put the body lift on. No it hangs way down and I'm gonna have to we bend the mounting tabs and drill new holes. I'll take pictures later to give you guys a better idea what I'm talking about.
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I took mine off to mount a fan. It looks like something I need to reinstall until I can get something better.
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mine didnt have one... maybe its only on the auto trucks?
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mines a manual 4x4 and it has it. I need to look at my other trucks to see if they have one.
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I'd just grab a front skid plate.. 10x more useful than that plastic crap.
I ripped mine off too..(offroading)
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cool thanks for the info guys kinda pisses me off the fx4 should come with all the skid plates as the level 2

yea the only reason mine is still in one piece is becuse its on my buddys truck that will not go into 4wheel drive
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