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[pic=right]http://www.planet-9.com/gallery/files/3/grillsnews.jpg[/pic] MotorDrive Stops the Rot with Easy Install Mesh Grills - Have you ever seen the rot that occurs in most Porsches if the bumpers aren't removed regularly to clean out the leaves, debris and even small animals or birds that find their way into the radiator openings? Just look at this photo, it isn't pretty. Not only is it unsightly but the debris reduces cooling effectiveness and in some cases can cause radiator damage leading to an expensive repair. Previously the thought of installing some form of protective mesh grill meant the time consuming task of removing the front bumper, installing the mesh and reinstalling the front bumper. Motordrive's Mesh Grills can be installed in just minutes without the removal of the front bumper!

If you'd like to learn more about these grills and order a set for yourself Click Here to View the Group Buy currently going on in our forums.

Grills are now available for Gen 1 and Gen 2 Caymans, 986 and 987 Boxsters, 996 and 997 Carreras.
 

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Tess,

I am sure there is a group buy price somewhere for the second gen cayman howevere I don't seam to be able to find it.

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allan... can you tell me the cost including shipping for a Gen 1 kit 1 in black, 2 outers, no badging please, thank you Jim V. I'm located in New York ,USA. also is any drilling required for install ? sorry I mean US dollars :thanks:
 

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The reason that the prices are on my website rather than on the thread is because of all the different options that you can choose....I'll try and answer specifics for you:

Pair Outers £107.23 ($177 approx)Kit 1
Black option +£20 ($33 approx)
Shipping £32 ($52 approx Next Day FedEx)
Total £159 or $263.68 approx

Gen2 are the same price as Gen1 at the moment
 

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Tess,

The product looks fantastic. My questions are: can the gen 1 mesh grilles be had without the logo, and for all three front pieces for a Cayman s are they snap in? Are there instructions you can send me?

Thanks
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Allan, are the grills for tip (assume center radiator) and manual mutually exclusive? I'm considering adding the center radiator on my manual and wonder how that would work out with these?

Just out of curiosity, for now, has anyone considered how laser shifters and a radar receiver could be fitted with these in place? I'd expect metal screen to effect radar reception but no idea how it would laser shifters.
 

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Allan, are the grills for tip (assume center radiator) and manual mutually exclusive? I'm considering adding the center radiator on my manual and wonder how that would work out with these?

Just out of curiosity, for now, has anyone considered how laser shifters and a radar receiver could be fitted with these in place? I'd expect metal screen to effect radar reception but no idea how it would laser shifters.
Les, the centre grille for manual has two "prongs" to hold it in place and although the tip is the same shape externally it fits like the outers on clips.
If you look here:http://www.planet-9.com/site-vendors-sponsors/33551-external-fitting-mesh-grilles-motordrive-11.html Post 219
JCay has the Escort fitted (I think)
His comments:
Edit: For people with the Escort 9500ci that are worried about the centre mesh interfering with the centre radar; fear no more. Fits perfect!
 

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Alan, Don't you sleep. Rather late on that side of the world. I am sorry to say that I'm going to have to wait till after the GB is over to do anything with this. Definitely interested though.

Is manual to tip a possible conversion with this grill? Or would it be simpler to just buy the different one?

As to the Escort I wasn't worried about it fitting but that there would be a reduction in signal strength and hence range. Seems like the cops are trying to fix the local government economy single handedly...
 

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Hi Allen,
I am interested in Kit 2 & 4 in "black" finish (2008 Cayman, manual shift). How do I go about payment ? Thanks. GK.
 

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Hi Allan,
I am interested in Kit 2 & 4 in "black" finish (2008 Cayman, manual shift). How do I go about payment ? Thanks. GK.
To order:
Please put your order in via my website, which is on my signature below "GroupBuys" (scroll down when you get there to the Grilles)
Note: although we ask for your card details, this system is NOT automated and is just a secure way to get all your details. We manually debit cards only when product is due to ship.

Also: The group buy is here:http://www.planet-9.com/site-vendors-sponsors/37688-mds-grilles-gen1-rear-gen2-fronts-group-buy-ends-dec-12th-3.html
I've included you as"Interested awaiting confirmation at the moment as #19
 

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Ok, here I am liking these grilles after looking into my cooling intakes. Problem is I forgot I have a 9500CI installed; meaning the laser portion is installed in these openings , leading to my next problem. Where the heck do I move them to?
 

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Ok, the way mine is installed I will have to move them around a bit but its great info. At least I know it will work from behind the mesh. I actually hit a truck recap last spring that broke one of my right grilles, it is still attached and doesn't show. These should help prevent further incidents. I still have to find a way to get in and get the leaves out of the darn radiators.
 

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Ok, the way mine is installed I will have to move them around a bit but its great info. At least I know it will work from behind the mesh. I actually hit a truck recap last spring that broke one of my right grilles, it is still attached and doesn't show. These should help prevent further incidents. I still have to find a way to get in and get the leaves out of the darn radiators.
CHRIS -- if you have a vacuum cleaner, there might be an attachment that is pointy and slim. I get this piece 8 inches into the grilles which is enough to thoroughly suck out any leaves / debris.
 

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CHRIS -- if you have a vacuum cleaner, there might be an attachment that is pointy and slim. I get this piece 8 inches into the grilles which is enough to thoroughly suck out any leaves / debris.
I use a length of 1/2" inner-diameter clear plastic tubing, like is used on fluid pumps, about four feet long. I shove one end of the tubing into the end of a powerful vacuum hose, wrapping my hand around the end for a make-shift seal, and use the other end of the plastic tubing to get between the grille louvers and vacuum out the debris. It is amazing how much junk gets in those scoops! The tubing is small enough and flexible enough to get into all of the nooks and crannies.

The first time I cleaned out the scoops I remember thinking what lame product development rigor those open scoops represent. I guess they don't have trees and road debris in Germany. Right. The mesh would look a lot better on the inside of the louvers. On our Gen2 Boxster it looks like removing the bumper to install grills would be the only option.
 

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I've used the crevice tool attachment on my vacuum to attempt to inhale those leaves, but it isn't quite long enough. I don't see how 1/2" ID tubing would be of much help unless it is used just to grab a single leaf to be removed by hand. I have successfully removed most of the leaf litter in the radiator areas, but plan on getting some plastic tubing to make a flexible extension to reach in there for the remaining debris. I did notice a little deformation of the radiator fins from debris strikes...and my Cayman is only a couple of months old. Alan's grills are bound to be a big inhibitor of this issue, and I think they look great and would have loved to have had them yesterday. Not having to remove the front bumper is a huge plus, not to speak of fabricating a screen for each side.
 

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I don't see how 1/2" ID tubing would be of much help unless it is used just to grab a single leaf to be removed by hand.
I'm not one for making suggestions that don't work. This one does. Tubing larger than 1/2" ID won't get down into the valley at the bottom of the radiator on the passenger side. I should mention that I'm using a very powerful vacuum to do this, but any good full-size shop vac will work fine.
 

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I'm not one for making suggestions that don't work. This one does. Tubing larger than 1/2" ID won't get down into the valley at the bottom of the radiator on the passenger side. I should mention that I'm using a very powerful vacuum to do this, but any good full-size shop vac will work fine.
Evidently I haven't had enough time to accumulate small enough debris to be sucked up through the 1/2" ID tubing....plus, I'm using my household vacuum with the crevice tool attachment. I can see how the small stuff could be retrieved by the powerful shop vac. Had no intention of stepping on toes...sorry if you saw it that way!:cheers:
 
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