Haven't you ever driven to the city? It doesn't matter if its out of place, or how bad it looks - the important thing is that you add as much as possible to the car. Do the doors, fenderwells, trunk lid, hood. I've even seen it used inside the vehicle to highlight the gauges and the dashboard. Any edge can be blinged with that stuff
Strangely enough, it seems like it had no effect on warm-up time at all. I drive 6.75 miles to the highway, and it stays stone cold until I get on the highway. Once I'm on the highway it warms up quickly.
I guess I should expect that regardless of the grille block..much of that non-highway part is EOC, and once I'm on the highway it's a steady 3000rpm.
I really want to find a way to heat the engine up very quickly, the cold cycle on my engine wastes so much fuel, until my engine block gets up to 82 degrees Celsius it is on a thirsty fuel table, by the time I drive 5 miles I am out the car, yet my friend has a GM car which heats up in 3 minutes.
Water is fuel, I just don't know how to make it work yet.
I thought my GM was bad about taking forever to heat up (my dad's Toyota definitely beats it in that category), then I drove my VW. Well, my VW at least runs efficiently when it's cold...it just doesn't provide heat.