Custom Car Grilles are more than decorations. You have a raging hot piece of machinery under your hood and it needs air to not only assist in controlling engine temperature, but to provide the O2 to the combustion chamber to create the power you want. Grilles provide the air flow your engine compartment needs. Custom Car Grilles are also a component in a system that impacts performance and safety as well.
When a car is traveling at speed, high pressure air slides under the vehicle while low pressure air slips up and over the hood. When this occurs, the high pressure air can cause lift degrading the grip the vehicle has on the road. To reverse this flow, some vehicles come equipped with splitters as OEM while others have aftermarket products installed. A splitter looks like a flat scoop that extends out from the bottom of the front bumper and directs high pressure air up. Air dams, which are smaller grilles located above the bottom bumper, direct cooling air at the brakes and radiator. Excess high pressure air slides up and over the hood applying a downward pressure on the front end increasing the traction of the steering/drive wheels.
So, if you are looking to install a Custom Car Grille for ride, there is more to take into consideration than just appearance. The aftermarket is awash with inexpensive, bolt on mesh grilles. But if you are looking for both performance and unique design, you want to look at Custom Car Grilles made by the pros.
Roush Performance – What Every Mustang or F-150 Owner Wants and Needs
This company started out with a Ford engine designer turning drag racer, turning NASCAR team owner, to innovative parts designer, to the ultimate source for parts (including custom car grilles) for Mustangs and F-150s as well as a variety of other Ford models. Jack Roush is a successful racer and race team owner but his heart is still engineering and his passion is improving the Ford products that he helped design. His products focus on improved performance, high quality materials and ease of installation. Following are a few examples: