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Old 09-22-2006, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TX-HHR
Thanks for the positve responses. This really is an easy mod, and by FAR the most bang for the buck. As for the lower grills, my HHR did not come with fog lights, I removed the block out plugs and used the same mesh for "bumper grills". Also an easy mod.
So how did you make the fog light grilles? any chance that it improved your fuel economy. There was a rumor floating around about improved fuel economy from removing the fog light cover
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:13 PM
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So how did you make the fog light grilles? any chance that it improved your fuel economy. There was a rumor floating around about improved fuel economy from removing the fog light cover
I took out the fog light plugs and used them as a form to bend the mesh material. BTW...same mesh we've all been using on the lower grills. Just kept cutting away the extra until it fit. They are held in by pressure. No clips, no screws, no glue. You should know the edges of this cut mesh are very sharp, be careful with it. They are 100 mph tested. As far as fuel milage, must be a rumor, behind the fog lights is basically an enclosed area, does not vent through the engine compartment.

Here's a close up, just before I took off to CJs to do the grill work.

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Old 09-22-2006, 05:17 PM
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the fog lights is basically an enclosed area, does not vent through the engine compartment.
the hole used for the air filter hose vents through the left (passenger) side location of the fog lights.
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looks great! Caint wait to see the one chevy has comming out, it smoothed out and cromed would be sweet, and in stain too.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by HHR PNOY
the hole used for the air filter hose vents through the left (passenger) side location of the fog lights.
I stand corrected, one 2 inch hole.
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And I thought the good ole' Texas boys just rustled cattle Both of those grills look awsome. I have the mesh, I just have to get off my can and start installing it.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Firewatcher
And I thought the good ole' Texas boys just rustled cattle Both of those grills look awsome. I have the mesh, I just have to get off my can and start installing it.
Thanks Firewatcher,

It's an easy mod, just takes some time with the dremel. Very good results for time invested. I'm happy with it.
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Oldie "mod" but still a goodie.
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12 year old dead thread. Yes still a goodie.
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12 year old dead thread. Yes still a goodie.
Blue- Yes very old, just thought some newbies might get some ideas we have long ago read & /or done, or just appreciated.
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