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Old 04-14-2011, 03:01 PM
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Air Dam Retrofit

So, there's been a couple threads on here about how massively huge the air dam is on the 2011 4x4's, and I was unhappy about Ford's decision to this so I decided to change it. I had a bumper off my '08 with the shorty air dam on it so I retrofitted it onto my 2011. Here's the pics.

Before:


After removing the old one, it revealed some large steel brackets that hang down with no apparent purpose. So those came off. As far as I can tell, they are there to stop the truck from moving if it comes in contact with a rock or stump, but I'm smarter than that.


Here they are.


After:




The only thing I had to change was drill two additional holes at each end because they didn't quite line up.

What do ya'll think?
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:04 PM
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Much better!
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:05 PM
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looks great! way better than the factory one
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Looks good that's why im headed up to the dealership and order the 2011 2wd dam. Can you tell if there is any fuel mileage diff. I may keep my 4wd one for long hwy trips.
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Truck looks Great! Me myself i Like the 2011 2 WD it looks to be a Happy medium between the Stock and the one you have....

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After removing the old one, it revealed some large steel brackets that hang down with no apparent purpose.
Wonder if they were for the Snow plow package ? don't know myself :~) haven't Pushed Much Snow in North Florida LOL
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:23 AM
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I believe those large steel brackets hanging down are there to meet crash saftey requirements for front bumper heights. The goverment doesn't want you parking the front of your truck on any Smart cars.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:53 AM
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Maybe that's it. I've called my dealer, and chatted online with Ford Parts and they can't come up with a match to the part number stamped on the side of it. It's AC345C002238 in case anybody has access to their database and some free time.
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Do you think I could fit a 2011 dam on my 08? I have the short one and can get a 2011 one.
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