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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby ricka182 » Sep 28 2011, 3:34pm

Well here's another mod I'll consider. Mine already has 2 popped plastic rivets that won't snap back in, so it hangs 1/2 an inch or so on the driver side. I'm pulling it off this weekend....
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby NSInspector [OP] » Sep 28 2011, 3:49pm

What a difference!!! I definitely recommend it! After reading the manual and seeing that they recommend removing it for off road use and reinstalling it for street driving, they are crazy; that's way too much work to do each time I need to go off road!

Here are the before and after pics, it took me about 20 minutes to remove it.
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby chevygirlkc » Sep 28 2011, 6:59pm

That looks soooo much better.
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby Onlyina_Chevy » Sep 28 2011, 7:58pm

First pic....wheels straight. Last pic....wheels turned right; ruin't the whole effect for me...lol
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby ricka182 » Sep 30 2011, 4:58pm

Just a thought related to this thread...

I was confused as to exactly which piece would be removed on my truck. I though it was all one piece under the bumper, but like the pics above there 2; the lower air dam, and the upper piece that is directly under the bumper, in which the tow hooks come through.

Is it that bad an idea to remove the whole assembly? I have no foglights, so the openings are closed off, and I dont' know what else that piece would do. I think without it, the truck would look much higher. Here's a pic with my MS Paint mastery trying to better explain..

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Under that piece, 2 of the clips are already broken, and are being secured with duct tape. There are also a few others that are loose as well. i was thinking pulling it off would make it look better...maybe?..

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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby EKinMN » Sep 30 2011, 5:24pm

I think it may give a rough look, if you see a lot of under carraige. Also, that piece may give some protection from rocks and debris hitting your under carraige.
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby ricka182 » Sep 30 2011, 6:27pm

Ok, that makes sense. I do have some skid plates under there, but not sure if that's enough. I also plan on getting a bullbar eventually, which has a plate in the middle..

I think it will stay for now. Maybe I'll pull it off just to see what it looks like..
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby EKinMN » Oct 01 2011, 1:21am

If you do, take a pic for us. I would be interested in seeing it.

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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby twday87 » Nov 03 2011, 5:49pm

Just took mine off yesterday and it looks so much better. Check it out on my pics.
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Re: Front Air Dam

Postby ricka182 » Nov 03 2011, 6:03pm

EK: I'm going to pull off the other piece tomorrow or Saturday. I'll take some pics to share what it looks like.

Twday: Looks good..just a thought on something. With the white wrapping around from the fenders, you ever think of making the front piece that hooks come through white as well? It's probably a simple spray job with Krylon Fusion, with some masking for overspray, but I think it would look good..
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