AGS Delete?

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Is it possible to delete the AGS (Active Grill Shutter) on my 2021 Expedition???
 
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Yes, remove the shutters, but why? It helps the motor warm up under cool temps and increases the MPG on the highway. If you get a tune, your tuner will adjust to increase airflow under certain conditions.
Here in AZ no need for shutters. I need as much airflow and cooling as possible.

I can’t just pull a plug?
 

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Here in AZ no need for shutters. I need as much airflow and cooling as possible.

I can’t just pull a plug?
No because the shutters would still be there. If you are going to do that, it is no advantage. It will open when it is hot. Yours is probably hardly ever closed. If you really want the most airflow, physically remove the shutters. Even in the open position, they do have a small footprint. Leave the motor, and remove the actual shutters, and the computer will never know the difference.
 

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When did this become an option? I’ve never heard of them having these.
 

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Are these visible from the front of the vehicle? I’m curious to know what they look like.
 

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They’re not easily visible from the front. If you get right up close, you may be able to see the shutters. I’ll need to double check but there should be shutters for the main opening and another set for the lower inter-cooler opening.
 
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They’re not easily visible from the front. If you get right up close, you may be able to see the shutters. I’ll need to double check but there should be shutters for the main opening and another set for the lower inter-cooler opening.
Use a flashlight you’ll see them. The whole front end has window shutters
 

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Use a flashlight you’ll see them. The whole front end has window shutters
I Searched google real quick and it seems the expedition uses the F150 shutters. I remember my F150 had the top and bottom grill shutters. I had to pull the bottom one completely out to fit my AVF intercooler as it was two times thicker than the stock unit. It’s not too difficult to remove the bottom one, a few bolts and disconnecting the plug and it’s out. It never threw a code with the lower shutters removed.
 
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