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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 11:38 AM
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Black Bumper Trim

Through various wheeling activities I have managed to break the black trim piece that runs on the bottom of my bumper. My dad keeps fixing it because it bothers him more than me. Does this serve any aerodynamic purpose or is it purely cosmetic. I ask, because with my next paycheck I'd like to do some front recoveery hooks, and ditch the trim piece. If it is aerdynamic stuff, will it kill the mileage?? I don't see how you can kill 10mpg, but every bit helps.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 10:37 AM
 
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It probably is but it's killing your approach angle. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Black Bumper Trim

First thing I did when I got my F150 was rip that damn thing off. I don't know if it hurt the mileage any. Not sure what it's function is, might just be cosmetic
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 10:22 PM
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Re: Black Bumper Trim

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I feel your pain brother [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]

Plastic doesn't belong on a bumper, trash it or replace the whole thing with steel c-channel [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: Black Bumper Trim

It's for cooling! [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] It's an air dam to create more drag (vacuum) behind the radiator, so you get more airflow through it. Chevies overheat if you rip that off, but Fords can do without it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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