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Old 09-22-2012, 07:39 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Winter Grille Covers

Ok everyone, fall is here and I'm thinking of the the things I need to do for winter and one thing that crossed my mind was the winter grille covers I see on semis and diesel trucks in the winter. What are they actually called and what purpose do they serve? Also, is there any place that sells these things model specific?
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:41 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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So that your engine gets up to temp faster and blocks the cold air from coming in. My buddy has one for your style truck. Not sure if he's interested in selling or not


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Old 09-22-2012, 07:58 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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In IL I dont think youll really need to worry about having one on the truck. They are only need in colder temps say under 20 degrees. When it gets that cold a diesel engine has trouble getting up to operating temps.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:19 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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I don't know what part of Illinois you are from, but I can recall plenty of winters where temp got below 20F! Last year would not have been one of them, though.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:28 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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It gets pretty cold here in Pittsburgh. I had to put garbage bag over my grille to get heat. Couldn't. Get a piece of cardboard over the radiator.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:45 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Winter Front 2003 2004 2005 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 2500 Duramax winterfront cold n | eBay
same style i run on both of my trucks. I also am from central IL and would suggest getting one
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:18 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Subd IL is next to MO and it gets down to possibly 0* with a negative windchill so I know IL gets cold to..
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:29 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I live in PA and have a grill and bumper cover...I only use both when it's freaking cold...but their nice. I use the grill cover from like Nov-Feb though. When the temps stay below 40* all day long I use it. But I do a lot of shorter trips...
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:25 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I have an 02 and want to know where I can buy one at. Hopefully both the grill and bumper covers.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:58 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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Keep checking eBay, with cold weather approaching more people start posting them. I got an OEM one for my 05 Silverado a few years ago for $60 that was the grill and bumper cover. I preferred the look of the OEM cover over the after market ones.
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