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    2009 BBP Sport Auto Fit

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  • Last Activity: 11-22-2013 04:58 PM
  • Join Date: 02-27-2012
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  1. Dwalbert320
    10-20-2013 07:46 PM - permalink
    Hey! Long time no speak my fault. Anything new I should be aware of? The site got boring.
  2. 07-03-2012 01:22 AM - permalink
    You will be OK as things stand now. I used galvanized screen behind the plastic grile of my GD3, and used that DIY to start all of the grille guard threads back in 2007 on the forums. But I replaced the screen with a front surface grille cover later because I liked the idea so much and wanted the extra bling on my BOM Fit. With a BBP Fit now, I want to get rid of the bling from the grille (so I bought the used black anodized grille from a forums member). In your winter weather with road salt, the galvanized screen WILL rust, but the rust will be hard to see for a while. At least the screen is not in contact with any metal, and normal electrical conductivity will not speed up the rust. The upper grille with the "H" emblem is black plastic. A lower grille cover that has been blackened with Plasti-Dip Spray would be stronger than the screen and would be invisible and last forever. Keep that in mind when you start to see rusty screen. The galvanized mesh will stop rock damage to the A/C condenser until it rusts apart. Will take years to do that. I just like the look of a front grille cover that will stop a brick standing in the road from damaging the condenser.
  3. Dwalbert320
    07-02-2012 10:46 PM - permalink
    I looked around at all the online options for a grill that would fit on a 2012. Not very many. And I didn't like any of them. In order to match both upper and lower grills would have to be replaced. I have an air channel that catches the air at the front of the upper grill and directs it to the back in a duct to the air opening of the stock air intake (Bypassing the hot engine). I went to Home depot to consider my options. My goal was to find something to add to the back of the existing grill on the lower part.

    my options were:

    1. Aluminum bug screen.
    2. Plastic gutter leaf guards
    3. Galvanized steel mesh.

    I went with the third option. I installed it behind the existing grill insert. There are big lips on the top and bottom that I was able to drill some holes and affix the material without using tie-ties like some of the DIY's on this site. It's galvanized so it will not rust anytime soon. And it's shinny so it looks nice behind the black grill insert.

    Ever since I install this I've been noticing all the other cars in my neighborhood that have completely inadequate protection up front. Even the Porsches and Mercedez's...

    I vacuumed and washed all the bugs in the front AC grill. If this mod doesn't reduce the amount of stuff that gets through I might add a piece of bug screen to my DIY grill. Thoughts?
  4. Dwalbert320
    07-02-2012 08:31 PM - permalink
    Hi there,

    I added a grill to the front of the Fit today. Thanks for the advice. The sway bar is next.

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