i know that the shroud does that but what about the separate piece that kinda looks like a cage....do you need that piece or is that for saftey?
Is this like a guard between the shroud and the engine that keeps you from reaching into the fan? If that's the case, none of the dmax trucks I've been under the hood of recently had one. They also didn't have any issues with cooling.
Look closely, notice the shaped edges on the fins of the Engine mount cage. It's part of the vortex air flow aft of the cooling fan blades, enhancing the flow of hot engine bay air, across the engine, down the firewall and out under the truck....I see it makes sense for safety purposes but I dont see how it would negatively impact the fans cooling. Im just imagining all of the room for changing belts, tensioners, and pulleys in the future....
Read post #10..............then do what you will........Bringing this back from the dead again. I just replaced my water pump, belts and thermostats this weekend on my 08 lmm. The fan cage was a pain to get off and I decided to leave it off. The radiator shroud is on just wondering if the cage is necessary since the shroud seems to cover the fan.