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Active Grille Shutters - Modification

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Strato2019, February 17, 2019.

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  1. Strato2019

    Strato2019 New Member

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    So I find out that I have these air shutters behind the grill that impede a future police push bars.

    If anyone had put a police bar in on a non eco boost will it be possible for me to just cut the very ends of these shutters like I have circled here? Will it cause an issue

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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I attached a link to a thread on the 'shutters' in your other post in the "modified" subforum. Here is what seems to be the purpose of the 'shutters'. • Active Grille Shutters: Upper and lower fascia openings close at highway speeds to reduce drag. At low speeds, the shutters open to deliver airflow to cool the powertrain.
    If you are going to add the push bars then I don't think reducing drag is going to matter all that much.

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  4. Strato2019

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    Yeah I am not too concerned about reducing drags. Just want to know what would be the best way to remove them. Apparently they will throw off a code. Or if I could cut a shutter
     
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    I think there is a thread over on the F150 forums about removing them. Might look around there.
     
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    I am actually reading the forum. They say just pull the blades out from the pivot area and it wont throw off a CEL code
     
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    I live in hot area and I would like to remove the shutter .. how can I remove it ?
     
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    Have you read the second post regarding their functionality? I wouldn't call Montreal a "hot area" and the shutters automatically open at low speed to improve cooling.
    While some days may be warmer than others, the average July/August temperature is 21 C (70 F) according to a few Internet sites I checked. I'm guessing the shutters also help the engine warm up quicker in the colder temperatures, which you have a lot more of, by keeping the shutters closed for longer periods of time.

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    Sorry montreal still appears as my location

    I moved to Saudi Arabia and I exported my car from montreal.
     
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    That makes a bit of a difference.:thumbsup:
     

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