WTB: ID Parts Winter Front

baldessariclan

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Am aware that this is more appropriate for the classifieds section, but wanted to also reach out to the "wider audience" here as well. I'm trying to find an ID Parts Winter Front grill cover set for 2010-2014 Golf and Sportwagen. The company discontinued offering them a year or two back, but if anybody has an NOS or good used set they're willing to sell, please let me know. Thanks!
 

Matt927

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Pretty simple to make your own, depending on where you live the lower grille block is normally sufficient.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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We may be getting more of these this season. We're having major supply chain issues currently (not surprising) but are still hopeful they'll appear. We don't have anything about this on our site because we're not certain enough of getting them before winter.
 

baldessariclan

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Thanks! I did block off the grills w/ some homemade closed-cell foam inserts last winter, and they definitely made a noticeable difference in engine warmup time, cabin heating performance, and mileage.

Main issue here though (KS), is that the temperatures can often swing so wildly from week-to-week (or even day-to-day), especially in fall and spring -- i.e. imagine 85 F+ temps for couple days, then down to 20 F or lower over next few, and then back up to high temps again right after that, and so on... This requires repeated removal and replacement of some (or all) of the foam grill inserts, such that it gets to be bit of a bother.

Those grill covers you used to offer (ID Parts) look a LOT handier and easier to swap in and out, whenever necessary. So yes, please do let me know if and when they become available again -- I am DEFINITELY interested in them. Thanks again!
 

rhinorear

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IBW, with all due respect why don't you take that page off your website, or is it all about hits that you get? When was the last time you actually stocked those winter fronts?

It was really irritating while I was looking for a winter front that your site always popped up as having them. Luckily I found a pristine 1 from a member on here. And I also realize that was my first world problem. That's almost as bad as buying a product shown to be in stock only to have it back ordered. Just be up front please with what you actually have on the shelf. Thanks!
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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We don't take down discontinued products because many people find dead links frustrating. And links to our products are everywhere. It's not ideal, but is the lesser of two evils, in our opinion. We had some of these last year but they sold out early, and, as I posted above, hope to get more this year.
 

bmor89

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I am also eagerly checking back every couple days to see if that discontinued message changes to In Stock. My pipe insulation works alright, but truly is a pain to deal with when the temps swing. Hoping to avoid hydrolocking and rough starts with my car this winter using the pipe insulation on the lower grille.
 

pipesta

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We don't take down discontinued products because many people find dead links frustrating. And links to our products are everywhere. It's not ideal, but is the lesser of two evils, in our opinion. We had some of these last year but they sold out early, and, as I posted above, hope to get more this year.
Anyway to let us fellow enthusiests know ahead of time if/when you'll have some back in stock? Preorders?
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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When we have a better idea of when they're coming we'll turn the product back on. When it's active but still out of stock you can ask the site to notify you when they arrive. I can also try to remember to post something here when we have a firm date.
 

Matt927

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I had three sets of these and only kept one. Wish I hung onto them, did not realize people would still want them.
 

90_zeros

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We may be getting more of these this season. We're having major supply chain issues currently (not surprising) but are still hopeful they'll appear. We don't have anything about this on our site because we're not certain enough of getting them before winter.
if this turns into a group buy or something, throw me in too. Need one of these for my job. Lots of trips to the north then right back to the south. Would be nice to have such an easily removed solution
 

JesseTDI

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Thanks! I did block off the grills w/ some homemade closed-cell foam inserts last winter, and they definitely made a noticeable difference in engine warmup time, cabin heating performance, and mileage.

Main issue here though (KS), is that the temperatures can often swing so wildly from week-to-week (or even day-to-day), especially in fall and spring -- i.e. imagine 85 F+ temps for couple days, then down to 20 F or lower over next few, and then back up to high temps again right after that, and so on... This requires repeated removal and replacement of some (or all) of the foam grill inserts, such that it gets to be bit of a bother.

Those grill covers you used to offer (ID Parts) look a LOT handier and easier to swap in and out, whenever necessary. So yes, please do let me know if and when they become available again -- I am DEFINITELY interested in them. Thanks again!
Just leave them in. I live in Mo and I put mine in when the overnight temps get into the 40's and take them out early/mid March regardless of temp swings. It doesn't get hot enough here in the winter to have issues with the grille being blocked. I have a scanguage and constantly monitor the coolant temps and they don't budge over 200 with the grille blocked even when temps are in the 80's. I doubt you'd really have issues until temps got well into the 90's. Worry less drive more.
 

Swinging Steel

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When we have a better idea of when they're coming we'll turn the product back on. When it's active but still out of stock you can ask the site to notify you when they arrive. I can also try to remember to post something here when we have a firm date.
I'm looking for one too.
 

Fogcat

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I've used the foam pipe covering cut to fit in the grill. Super inexpensive and quite easy to install. Even bought 2 lengths for a total of 2.70 something! A huge difference. They even look just fine.
 

baldessariclan

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I made some foam pieces last year to block the grille, when necessary. They fit and look ok, but still bit of a pain and time consuming to swap them in and out, especially when it’s cold / wet / dirty / etc. outside. Here are the lower ones, installed.



The ID Parts Winter Front set just looks like it would probably be a bit easier to remove or install on short notice, hence my interest...
 
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