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Old 11-05-2015, 04:08 AM   #1
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Front bumper grill "delete"

I'm thinking about doing this, but I haven't seen many others do the same.


Does anyone have more pics of this?


I did this in the past with my s4, and I was really happy with the result.



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Old 11-05-2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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picture doesn't work :/
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:04 AM   #3
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picture doesn't work :/
That's google! Changing privacy settings at random. Should be good now.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:57 AM   #4
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Your outside temperature probe mounts to the right-side grille, so you'll have to deal with that.

Just removing stuff doesn't equal creativity or styling skill.

Boxster base grilles were originally black, most biodegraded to gray by now. S grilles were painted titanium silver and may still look like new.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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Your outside temperature probe mounts to the right-side grille, so you'll have to deal with that.

Just removing stuff doesn't equal creativity or styling skill.
No such claim was made.
If I had the skills, I would want to remove the silly shroud around the center opening and mold it to look like the outer openings.

Yes, I thought about the temp probe, but that seems trivial. I just wanted to see pics of boxsters without the grilles. It should be easily reversible if I'm not happy with the look.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:00 PM   #6
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It looks good !
But I wouldn't just remove the grill, I would cut the fins and repaint the rest.
It would look better IMO.

I tought about it when cleaning my radiators, then just put everything back together not bothering ...
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:16 PM   #7
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My grilles are removed
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:16 PM   #8
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I went in exactly the opposite direction

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Old 11-06-2015, 03:14 PM   #9
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That seems like a great idea...if you enjoy cleaning your radiators after every other drive.
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That seems like a great idea...if you enjoy cleaning your radiators after every other drive.

Do you think the grill stops that much?
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No, I don't think they do...I know they do.
A helluva lot more than none at all.

If anything, owners should consider adding mesh, not taking away what is already there.

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I have never had a problem with overheating or the grills getting clogged up with stuff...Never in my 3 years of owning the car
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Heres mine

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GTA_G20, what did you do with the temperature probe?
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Its still in there, I thought u could see it in the pics but I guess a bad angle
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No, I don't think they do...I know they do.
A helluva lot more than none at all.

If anything, owners should consider adding mesh, not taking away what is already there.
The stock "grill" won't stop anything going in !

The 981 and 987 don't have much either.
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Yes, they do. Especially right now, with all the leaves on the road.
I just pulled some off of and from in between the slats last night.

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Your outside temperature probe mounts to the right-side grille, so you'll have to deal with that.

Just removing stuff doesn't equal creativity or styling skill.

Boxster base grilles were originally black, most biodegraded to gray by now. S grilles were painted titanium silver and may still look like new.
Since this topic came up. How do you remove the grills or vents for painting, does the bumper have to be removed? Mine do look grey and I want to repaint them. What's the correct black color, a satin finish? I probably won't do it until spring, but I was just curious.
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Thanks Guys!!!! Now what was once a beautiful picture has become the stuff of nightmares! Now I will wake up in a cold sweat wondering if I should remove my grills so I can stop and remove all those leaves every 5 minutes that my car has been hoovering up!! LOL


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Since this topic came up. How do you remove the grills or vents for painting, does the bumper have to be removed? Mine do look grey and I want to repaint them. What's the correct black color, a satin finish? I probably won't do it until spring, but I was just curious.
Yes, you need to remove the bumper to remove the grills.

When I cleaned my radiators, they were clogged by leaves and insects, I really don't think the two slats stop a lot going in.

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