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Old 01-28-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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Okay so the approach to my Driveway is deep. Backing out the M/H leaves cuts in the street from the trailer hitch....Added Air Bags to fix that.

Now the Corvettes are different...They drag going in. The 1973 without a front Spoiler/Air Dam just clear. The 1993 and 1994 drag going in and backing out I I hate the sound.

So does the front spoiler/Air Dam really do anything...Remove it completely or maybe just take a cut off wheel and trim it up where it drags.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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The front spoiler directs air flow up into the radiator area when going down the road. The stock design will flex and give, so it would be best to leave it alone.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #3
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The air deflector on my '84 got damaged about 20 years back running up to one of those concrete barriers they put in front of parking spaces. I removed it and never had any overheating problems so I'm not sure just how effective these are in re-directing air flow and improving cooling. You might try removing it and check if the running temperature is significantly affected by the change. A couple of degree increase shouldn't be a problem. On the other hand, if the fan(s) turn on when you're at highway speeds (A/C turned off), you probably will need to reattach it.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:23 AM   #5
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There are two versions of the front air dam. The Z51 version is 1" taller (hangs down 1" lower) than the stock one. If you have a Z51 car it might help to switch to the shorter version.
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