Can I cover my grill with a flag?

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  1. DarkSideTrucker

    DarkSideTrucker Bobtail Member

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    So I got this idea to put a flag over my grill on my truck and wanted to know if this a bad idea or not as far as the operation of the truck? Btw I do know the main reason for covering for winter. I just wanted do this for personalization reasons.
     
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    I would tend to think it would interfere with the airflow needed to properly cool your engine. They have those partial covers on the rigs that run often in extreme cold because too much of that really frigid air would create problems keeping everything warm enough. So, restricting the frigid air flow, under those conditions, is beneficial. But, under 'normal' conditions, probably not a good idea to restrict air flow through the grill.
    My 2 cents at least.
     
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    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Try it and see. If you watch the coolant temp gauge you could stop and remove the flag if you noticed higher temps.
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Need to have airflow. Unless it was a bug screen with a pattern on it I wouldn't do it.
     
  8. LoSt_AgAiN

    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    Is the flag going to have shark teeth that appear to be trying to eat the car in front of you?:D
     
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  9. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I see no issue! Just keep an eye on that temp gauge especially when you are pulling a grade! As many have already said! You have to have air flow!
     
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  11. Hazmat Cat

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    Is it a Black Lives Matter flag?
     
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