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Has anyone taken off the front air dam under the front bumper? I think mine looks obnoxious, and I'd like to take it off, but I also know that Chevy has dumped a lot of research into the aero packages on these cars. I don't want to mess with my 60 MPG average :D
 

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Yes, definitely keep it on.
 

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Darn :(.


I'll probably just paint it black or lime green or something...
 

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Keeping it on has a second benefit - if you scrape it's not paint. :)
 

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Twofold purpose......creates a high pressure area ahead of it to aid cooling.........creates a smooth, low pressure area behind it to keep suspension and other undercar bits from disrupting (creating drag) airflow.

No manufacturer installs anything that is not considered necessary.......probably was a group of a hundred bean counters fighting to leave it off to save a buck or two.
Engineering department won.......not pretty but effective.

Rob
 

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Isn't yours already black?

Yes, but it's that ugly flat grey GM plastic black type stuff. A bit of jet black style paint might do the trick. I'm tearing the bumper off tomorrow to finish putting in the fogs, so it won't take too long. I think I'll save the lime green for the engine bay...
 
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