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Old 06-27-2014, 09:04 AM
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Front Bumper Screen

A fellow F150 ECB owner I work with mentioned I should get the front bumper screen to protect the after cooler from damage by rock etc. I have 55,000K on my 2011 and have been under the impression that's not a good idea. Any thoughts on adding an aftermarket screen for protection?

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My girlfriend just ordered a 2014 F150 and Ford now has a part that fits in front of the intercooler. It's not as protective as a screen, but it will be better than nothing and allow for a lot more air flow compared to blocking off your intercooler.

I don't have the part number in front of me, but I believe it begins with EL34.

Also, here is a thread that talks about it: intercooler grill - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

The part number I have is slightly different than the one mentioned in the thread, but I assume that has something to do with the packages involved.
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OK, thanks. I'll check out the thread.
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I mounted the new for 2014 intercooler grill on my 2011 truck and I love the way it looks as compared tot he after market grills. I really cleans the hole up nicely which was my main objective and the part is available at any Ford dealer's parts counter. Some dealers even stock them.
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Fortunately, my dealer includes those with the new trucks. I noticed several of the new trucks I looked at had that laying on the floor in the back, still in the plastic packaging. I assume they order one for all their trucks. When I bought my truck a few weeks ago, the sales guy was going to install it but didn't have a small wrench handy so I did it when I got home (5 minutes of work).

It's not really a screen. Just something to dress it up a little. It does have a couple vertical bars, but things like rocks will still be able to pass by easily. I'm not too concerned about it. I've never had any issues with A/C condensers or radiators leaking from debris hits on the highway from all the miles I've driven over the years.
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