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Do I really need the air dam?

This is a discussion on Do I really need the air dam? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just replaced my bumper last weekend, and i didn't put the air damn back on, it drags BAD in ...

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    Do I really need the air dam?

    I just replaced my bumper last weekend, and i didn't put the air damn back on, it drags BAD in and out of my driveway....and everywhere else

    these 4 days of no scraping has been music to my ears.

    should i put it back on? i dont feel like i get fast enough or drive long enough for it to be useful, i never drive more than 3 or 4 miles at a time, and rarely above 40 mph

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    that's how the car gets air and cooling, I wouldn't run without it.

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    Yes you should. It is what gives 90% of the air flow that cools the radiator while the car is moving. With out it it would be like sitting still and idling on a very hot day. Over time you will have issues.


    I scape like a mofo with my driveway, I got about a 20* angle but what kills me is the street. It dips towards my drive way making seem like I have a 35* angle to get into my driveway. It's done that way because I have a storm drain right next to my drive way. So I constantly have to go at it at an angle to avoid rubbing the air dam or nose. It's a major bitch but I live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmi7769 View Post
    that's how the car gets air and cooling, I wouldn't run without it.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Yes you should. It is what gives 90% of the air flow that cools the radiator while the car is moving. With out it it would be like sitting still and idling on a very hot day. Over time you will have issues.


    I scape like a mofo with my driveway, I got about a 20* angle but what kills me is the street. It dips towards my drive way making seem like I have a 35* angle to get into my driveway. It's done that way because I have a storm drain right next to my drive way. So I constantly have to go at it at an angle to avoid rubbing the air dam or nose. It's a major bitch but I live with it.
    ^^This.

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    so heres the new bumper beside the old, you can see how i rhino-lined the bottom side

    the new bumper was pretty much exact, but you can see the piece that has the 3 red circles is stuck up, and the 3 blue is flat. I can see where those 3 holes line up underneath, but my old one wasnt attached, so i have no hardware for the new one, and with the new ones, id have to use quite a bit of force to bolt it down

    can anyone shed light on this, or maybe take picture of theirs

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    I have a TA so mine is a different nose, but the holes should be the same. If no one post a pic by SAT I'll get one of mine for you.

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    id appreciate it.

    A buddy helped me with the swap, neight of us remember unhooked anything from there, but its obvious its supposed to be attached somehow

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