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    is the SSRA a replacement for factory air dam (the piece of plastic @ the bottom of the car)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_SS View Post
    is the SSRA a replacement for factory air dam (the piece of plastic @ the bottom of the car)
    No. The inlet of the SSRA is just slightly below the factory airdam. Mine's maybe an inch lower.
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    does the function serve as a replacement for the air dam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_SS View Post
    does the function serve as a replacement for the air dam?
    No. The air dam is designed to direct air through the radiator. The SSRA is designed to direct air into the airbox.

    I attached two pics I just went out and took.
    Don't mind my (less than) awesome MSPaint skills, LOL

    And you'll notice, I was incorrect in my first reply.
    The factory air dam actually sits more than an inch lower than the SSRA does.

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    How do you like the SSRA? Any difference in engine temps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    How do you like the SSRA? Any difference in engine temps?
    I like it, no complaints at all, but I haven't yet got to run in nice cold weather like when I ran my current best. So far in the heat it's within a tenth of my average runs, so I'd guess it's working.

    My coolant temps have always been consistently at 180 or so, regardless of ambient temps, and they are still the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
    No. The air dam is designed to direct air through the radiator. The SSRA is designed to direct air into the airbox.

    I attached two pics I just went out and took.
    Don't mind my (less than) awesome MSPaint skills, LOL

    And you'll notice, I was incorrect in my first reply.
    The factory air dam actually sits more than an inch lower than the SSRA does.

    THANK YOU. my next question, where can i find an air dam? my car didnt have one when i purchased. And does the SSRA conflict with the SS hoods function?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_SS View Post
    THANK YOU. my next question, where can i find an air dam? my car didnt have one when i purchased. And does the SSRA conflict with the SS hoods function?
    I'd keep an eye in the Classifieds for someone parting an F body out. Maybe check Ebay, or even post a "Wanted" ad.

    Since the SS hood really doesn't do anything anyway, the SSRA will not impede on it at all.

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    i found the ssra on ebay for 40-50 bucks cheaper than most other sites. supposedly the guy who makes the kit is the one selling them. the only other site i know of that has them is RPMspeed.com i installed mine + a MTI lid while i was home for leave and noticed a big difference. if you don't have a lid yet i'de recommend doing both, you won't be disappointed.

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