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should I put metal mesh over my intercooler for protection?

Old 05-31-2004, 05:05 PM
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I have a SWEET CCA intercooler, and I'm worried that If I don't have some screen mesh over it to protect it from sticks and rocks.... that all my fins are gonna get bent all up in time. I looks a lot cleaner with out the mesh, what do you suggest?
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Old 05-31-2004, 05:47 PM
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Default Re:should I put metal mesh over my intercooler for protection?

get the window screen you have on your windows at your house, then rap the intercooler with it. thats an idea.
or go ricer and put the mesh infront, besides, so what if your fins get bent.
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Old 05-31-2004, 05:48 PM
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Default Re:should I put metal mesh over my intercooler for protection?

I'm debating the same thing... plus with the mesh, it gives that stealth like look by hiding the ic a little. I was thinking of putting one in the winter for sure, as I winter drive my car.
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:12 AM
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paint the screen black
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Old 06-01-2004, 01:35 PM
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put some mesh cant hurt
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Old 06-01-2004, 07:52 PM
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Default Re:should I put metal mesh over my intercooler for protection?

Most home improvement stores carry some real nice black plastic mesh. Check that ---- out, cause it looks clean, is light, and offers plenty of protection.
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:56 PM
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Default Re:should I put metal mesh over my intercooler for protection?

Originally Posted by hybrdcivic95
i say pimp it and stay away from the dumptrucks and youll be alright
I think looks much nicer without the mesh...I'd say just staighten the fins out ever so often with some needle nose pliers. That's what i've been doin'. It all depends what look your goin for. Stealth or bling. :P
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:07 AM
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i been driving my car for 6 months with out anthing protecting my ic. and it still good. is so easy to clean it too.
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Old 06-02-2004, 09:44 AM
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I'll do the pimp way, no mesh. I put a lot of time and money into this project, and I want people to notice!
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