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post #1 of 61 Old 09-28-2012, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Front air dam removal

Has anyone removed that hideous black plastic air dam from under the front bumper? I took it off and there are two brackets bolted to the frame that are exposed. I assume those are there for some sort of crash protection or to keep you from eating a car if you rear end them. I'd like to get rid of it all. It just makes the front end look so low to the ground. Going to do a small lift soon but still think it looks bad. Thoughts?
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Just the opposite for me - I like the air dam - guess that's why its bolted on

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If its like the 08-10's you can get a 2WD one and its much shorter.


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Just the opposite for me - I like the air dam - guess that's why its bolted on
You're right it's all about personal taste. I don't mind the look as much as the lowered appearance it gives the front. The air dam itself isn't bolted on it just has a few screws and plastic rivets. The steel "L brackets" behind it are a different story.
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If its like the 08-10's you can get a 2WD one and its much shorter.
I'll have to check that out. Thought about cutting it but didn't want to butcher it
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those brackets easily come of-i had to take mine off to put a plow on.
i would recommend the shorter air dam rather than just removing because the bottom edge of the bumper is not that pretty.
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Anyone have pictures?? Shorter air dam vs. one with it completely off? I personally hate it too!!
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wanna hear sumptin funny ?

when the 08's came out they had a short air dam .. then when they extended it
it was reported to increase fuel mileage and was the whole reason for the change ,, Folks with the short style were scrambling to get the updated version LOL

if you remove it see if you notice a difference in MPG ?

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yup my 08 has the short one and it looks much better than the long ones... to me anyway


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I have one coming in for my 11 in about 2 weeks, Ill get some pics up!



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