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Old 07-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Roush Grill Delete

Has anyone attempted this mod? Just wondering if there will be an reprocusions in the long run. I am thinking that the radiator may get rocks, bugs,etc on it a lot more than with the stock grill.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/roush-...lete-1314.html

I have a 2014 V6 convertible and thought this would be a cool mod. What does everyone else think?
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think so. of course you might have more "objects" landing on your radiator but nothing significant to cause any damage. unless you're just unlucky
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I ran an open grille for a while on my 06 Mustang. You would be surprised how much gets in there. Bugs, rocks, leaves and paper. I love the look of the roush lower as well as the cdc top grille. Maybe it is engineered to somehow not pull in as much as it would be if it was run without a grille as I did but IDK. I ran this car with no grille for a week because I was waiting on ford to finish repairing bad paint and my radiator had a few rock dings in it from a short time. I know the cdc upper does concave in a good bit but the roush lower looks wide open.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #4
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I've had the CDC Performance Grille on my 2013 since August 2012 - with lots of miles on it since then and no problems.
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Look at your car now. You'll likely notice almost all of the bugs are on the bottom. That's where everything will end up that USED to be stopped by the grill. A plastic bag can ruin your day.
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I've had the CDC Performance Grille on my 2013 since August 2012 - with lots of miles on it since then and no problems.
Good to know. I think the bottom is the real issue as it is lower to the road. I had both out at the time so my issues might have all been from the lower being out as well.

OP. Go over to the roush section and ask over there. Maybe someone with a RS 5.0 can answer it for you.
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Look at your car now. You'll likely notice almost all of the bugs are on the bottom. That's where everything will end up that USED to be stopped by the grill. A plastic bag can ruin your day.
I only have the upper, the lower is the MCA billet grille (painted black). And I have taken a look. No more bugs than normal and in fact it is pretty clean actually.
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OP,

There's really no serious repercussions with running an open lower grille. Both the GT500 & Roush guys seem to make out okay with their factory open lower grilles. The worst you'll experience is a lot of bugs or random paper off the road that gets wedged in there. Regardless, it's nothing that can't be cleaned out!

I love the look of the open Roush grille too, btw. Gives the car a sinister look!

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There's really no serious repercussions with running an open lower grille. Both the GT500 & Roush guys seem to make out okay with their factory open lower grilles. The worst you'll experience is a lot of bugs or random paper off the road that gets wedged in there. Regardless, it's nothing that can't be cleaned out!

I love the look of the open Roush grille too, btw. Gives the car a sinister look!

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Thanks, I guess I will give it a try. I really do like the look.
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I got the regular roush upper and lower..and love it!
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I got the regular roush upper and lower..and love it!
Does the upper grill replace the chrome outer strip on the OEM grill (if the MCA pkg. has the chrome strip)?
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I haven't had any issues with my Roush as far as what was mentioned above. Then again, I have less then 3k miles on it.
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I don't have the Roush grille delete but I do have open grille top and bottom from the GT500 conversion I did.


After about three months of daily driving approx 3k miles 20% highway 80% city.
Here is the result:
Top opening

Lower opening


There are some damages to the radiator but nothing big. A lot of small pebbles though and more pebbles inn lower opening than the top.
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Does the upper grill replace the chrome outer strip on the OEM grill (if the MCA pkg. has the chrome strip)?
The MCA doesn't have the chrome. It is just like the GT/CS but in gray.

I replaced my lower grille with the Roush billet. It matched the CDC upper pretty good. I'll get a picture up tonight.
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