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Old 12-19-2010, 06:15 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Do I need the grill cover?

I am a soon to be owner of my first diesel truck, an 04 with LLY motor. I live in nw ohio and winters can be mild to wild just depends. Since I obviously am getting the truck used I am expect to not get the grill cover along with it. Right now the highs during the day are maxing out about 20. Do I need to purchase a grill cover? And is so where are some good places to find one? Are the ones on ebay good enough quality? Thanks for any help.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:36 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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subscribed- been looking myself for a grille cover. Dont know if it is the time of year or what, cant source one locally though. best of luck to you.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:53 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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it worth asking the previous owner.. i almost bought one then figured its at least worth calling.. turned out he had the winter front and the full bumber cover.. i almost spent a few hunhred i didnt need too.. worth a try!
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:20 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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ttt, need some advice please, thanks
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:31 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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I'm from MO and we see weather in the single digits and below 0 windchill and I never used a grill cover..I left it plugged in over night and let the truck get good an warm before I drove to work, but it performed as normal..I don't really see the advantage of a cover..no one really uses them back home..just my .02
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:43 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I didn't have one until this winter, and it does make a difference, IMO. My tuck warms up faster, stays warm better, and trans warms up better too.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:55 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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The weather here in NH is anywhere from 0 - 40* during the winter. We had a couple of days last year that were -15. Its rare to see people with winter fronts around here. I dont use one because my plow blocks a lot of air and I dont want to over heat. I plug my truck in every night its going to be below 30 and let it run for 10 minutes before I leave for work. As for as the winter fronts on ebay, if its not from GM it probably wont fit correctly and I wouldnt buy it.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:38 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info, its really helpful
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:42 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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It's basically your personal preference whether you want your truck to warm up faster, and stay warm. That in turn allows quicker heat in the cab. Right now it has been like almost 0 Degrees here so I have mine on. I know I don't run mine when it's 40 degrees and up if that helps
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:43 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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yea if you want to be warmer quicker I guess it's okay but I worked construction so I was always bundled up anyways lol..I had leather seats so it was cold for a while but really saw no need for a grill cover..
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