FRONT INLET COVERS

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2020-2021 Corvette C8 Hexagon Front Inlet Cover

(5 customer reviews)

Available 

$349.00

SKU: 1001 Category:

The reason you need protection! The C8 below only had 2200 miles on it when this picture was taken.

Don’t wait until there is major damage to your investment!

  • Patent pending design
  • Easy to install from in front of the car (20 min. total time)
  • No tools needed or removal of any factory parts
  • Laser cut aluminum solid design/not flimsy like screens
  • Won't crack & break like a plastic screen will/not flimsy like an aluminum screen
  • Powder coated on both sides
  • Factory Look – matches the factory hexagon on the rear hatch & rear facia
  • $349.00 plus flat rate shipping to lower 48, (applicable sales tax will be applied)
  • No lift needed, grab a cushion from an outdoor chair!
  • Use your favorite ceramic coating before installation for super easy cleaning!

 

  • Note: because of the structured design you loose the ability to open the frunk using the button under the headlight.
  • However you do have both the remote button & the button on the drivers door to open the frunk

5 reviews for 2020-2021 Corvette C8 Hexagon Front Inlet Cover

  1. richrat

    Fellow Forum Members,

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/me-discussion-photos-videos/180800-c8-vpo-front-inlet-mecf-testers-feedback

    It has been an absolute pleasure to work with C8VPO on the testing of their Front Inlet Screens and I have now had the opportunity to install and test a set on my 2020 Corvette Z51 Coupe. In short, I couldn’t be more pleased with the fit, finish, powder coating, honeycomb match, installation flexibility, and overall quality of this product. And they really make the front end look great by limiting the direct view of the unsightly heat exchangers.

    Initially, I was concerned about three things:
    Installation in front of the OEM grills.
    Fitment of the lower corners after seeing the first installation photos.
    Airflow capacity and ease of removal for track days.
    Regarding installation over the OEM grills, not only does this make the installation much easier than if they were behind the grills, but the optional installation using zip ties makes for an easy removal if you ever need to clean the grills.

    Regarding fitment of the lower corners, the screens ship perfectly flat, but since they are designed to be flexible, a slight bend of the lower inlets allows for perfect fitment. I hadn’t realized how recessed the far lower corner of each grill is, but with a slight bend, the inlet screens fit perfectly.

    Regarding airflow capacity and ease of removal for track days, I took the car out for a drive this afternoon in 95 degree temps. You can see from the photo taken near the end of the drive that cooling wasn’t impacted at all. And with the zip tie installation, I can easily remove these for track days.

    I was also impressed with the exact match of the inlet screen honeycomb design to the OEM honeycomb on the rear engine deck and lower rear fascia. It’s a perfect match.
    These Front Inlet Screens are a quality product that matches the quality of the car. They look and feel like the are an OEM accessory item. I’ve chosen to install mine for now via zip ties, which you can tell up close, but once you back away from the car a little, even this is not very noticeable. The included 3M tape installation is ideal if you do not plan on tracking your car.

    Thanks Rich for making an awesome product to cover the front grills and to protect the heat exchangers!

  2. Jeff (verified owner)

    In case you were wondering if the price is worth it, in my opinion, yes. Extremely pleased as it really cleans up the front when it comes to the exposed coolers. These grill inserts were the “winner” in my case, when reviewing the various ideas and cloth protectors that went on the inside.

    Due to the ease of install and simple directions, combined with the quality of material to include the finish, I can drive my vehicle with peace of mind knowing that those condensers are being protected by aluminum. These are not going to crack or break like the plastics, or allow denting through a softer material that has been inserted in front of the condenser.

  3. Rick Gay (verified owner)

    I’ve had these on my car for over 2000 miles now. They still look brand new and No Dings on my coolant grills. The Picture of the Rapid Blue car with the screens installed are of my car I believe. I absolutely endorse this product and can confirm the ease of installation.

  4. Jack

    I just purchased a set and am delighted with them. High quality product,
    easy install, and perfect fit; that pretty much says it all. Further, they actually
    make the front end of the car look better! If you purchase a set, you will not
    be disappointed. Definitely worth the money…

  5. Carol Jacobs (verified owner)

    I spent a lot of time reviewing the different grill cover options before picking these for my new C8 Z51 LT2 Convertible. The main reason I selected these was the ease of application. At 62, this grandma did not want to crawl around on the ground to drop down the under coverings. Even with the front end lift, it was just not an option. I watched the install video, really focused on the fit and aesthetics, and purchased these radiator grill covers. I contacted Rich once about how to fit the corners to make sure I was attaching correctly and he was quick to respond. About a half hour later the grills were on the car and looking awesome! Let me be honest, I had a cup too much of coffee before trying this and it took me the majority of that time to peel back the tape to ready the grills – the actual attachment took me about nine minutes. The quality and fit looks like these were part of the original build. I love how they darken the radiators giving the front end a more consistent look. You won’t regret this purchase!

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Return Policy:

Returns must be made within 10 days of the order being received.  New Parts may be test fitted however, no tape may be removed for a full refundable return.  Please email returns@c8vettepartsonline.com with your order number, date of purchase and any feedback of why you are returning the parts.  Once the unused parts are returned they will be examined for non-use and ONLY unused parts will be refunded.  These parts are custom made for the C8 Corvette & Only, unused parts will receive a 100% refund.

C8 2020-2021 Corvette Front Inlet Install:

 

WRITTEN PDF Instructions: Click Here

 

C8 VP0  Inlet YOUTUBE VIDEO:

YouTube Video Instructions: Click Here

MECF Testers Feedback Link:

https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/me-discussion-photos-videos/180800-c8-vpo-front-inlet-mecf-testers-feedback

If you more tape to re-apply a part please send us an email requesting more tape & tell us which part it is for:   rich@C8vettepartsonline.com

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