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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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ok so this is my own fault for putting off so long to buy a new lower grille, but friday im leaving to go on a long distance trip and i need to take the interstate, after losing my lower grille, any time i go over 45 mph my car starts to vibrate cuz of the wind going into it... i guess. but anyways does anyone know of a quick and cheap way to fill the hole in the lower grille to prevent this from doing it. btw i have the sport or the lower grille is just like the ss.
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I think there is a bigger issue than the bumper not having the grille.




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auto or manual?

if manual, cardboard/plastic, and zip ties...lol
very short term and UGLY, but for a road trip, it will help.

if auto...not sure as your car needs that open to cool off the transmission if I'm not mistaken.

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I think there is a bigger issue than the bumper not having the grille.
kinda thinking the same. vibration isn't just air. are you sure everything's hooked up right? isnt there some brackets the ss bumper needs to fit secure everyone always forgets?

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DO NOT fill that hole. You have an automatic transmission. Covering your lower grille can cause your transmission to overheat. You need to replace it before taking a trip like that.

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I think there is a bigger issue than the bumper not having the grille.
thats what i thought but we had a professional look at everything and balance and alignment and it still happened sooo im guessing the problem is the lower grille
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DO NOT COVER the opening with cardboard.

Like I said...if your car is "vibrating" at certain speeds, it is not because you are missing the lower grille.

Could be a tire out of balance, bent rim, or something else...i dunno




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i WONT cover it with cardboard! lol but i could have sworn that i read something about mesh or something like that to take the place of a grille
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that wouldn't make a difference though. it wont stop or hinder air flow it'd still go through it...if anything I'd say it'd make the vibration worse. (if the vibration has anything to do with the bumper)

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sorry darling but having an open grille will not cause a vibration. Usually road vibrations are caused by things out of balance, installed incorrectly, bad wheel bearings, but never just airflow. I see you are in VA, as am I. If you want, I would be happy to go for a ride-a-long and I can tell you whats wrong then. And, of course, help you fix it.

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sorry darling but having an open grille will not cause a vibration. Usually road vibrations are caused by things out of balance, installed incorrectly, bad wheel bearings, but never just airflow. I see you are in VA, as am I. If you want, I would be happy to go for a ride-a-long and I can tell you whats wrong then. And, of course, help you fix it.
yeah but you live probs 3 or more hours away
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