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Old 06-21-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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Magnets for blocking

I had an idea to use magnets to block the rest of my grill. You know the kind they use for advertising. Do you think this would work?
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:58 AM   #2
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Isn't everything up there plastic?
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:59 AM   #3
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usually yes....unless you found a huge one that would go from your hood to the underside of your car :P
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:00 AM   #4
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Are you talking the fridge magnets??
Even if you found a place to stick it... I wouldnt do highway speeds
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Hey and maybe the magnets will re-align the water molecules causing your car to cool better! <-- couldn't resist as that is what I was thinking when I saw your thread title.


Back in reality, it sounds like a good idea. Would you put the magnet directly on the radiator in out in front on the "bumper" part.
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Not sure, Just a thought.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:52 PM   #7
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i like magnets and some can be pretty strong for their size, but i'm not sure i understand what you're trying to do.

magnets don't like shocks so while they might be able to hold a lot of weight, i think a few bad roads could cause some trouble. i think the best way to attach something is make some discrete holes and use a couple of screws (with some clever planning you don't have to make holes anywere where they can be seen when the grillblock is of)

thinking about magnets, they would come in handy to test vortex generators. easy to relocate them.
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somone with a f150 and a mazda 5..?? had a gril block on his f150 that used magnets i think
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I would want solid magents with some sort of socket to keep them from sliding, but personaly, I just glued my grill block on and that has worked great.
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A good source of seriously strong magnets is old computer harddrives. They use those rare earth neodymium magnets to move the heads that move across the hard disk drive.
Anyway some of these magnets are so strong you have to be very careful just handling them because if two of them get close and your fingers are between them its easy to get pinched hard enough to make a blood blister! There lots of fun!
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