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Old 06-28-2017, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default RoadTrek "Ground Effect" airdam removal

As we are all aware, the front bumper is covered with a plastic airdam or "ground effect" which severely reduces clearance when approaching curbs, etc. Mine has some severe cracks and I would like to hear from anyone who has either modified this, or has removed it entirely.

I would like to retain the gray plastic covering over the original chrome bumper and simply cut off the portion which drops underneath.

I would appreciate any thoughts or advice.

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Old 06-29-2017, 02:19 AM   #2
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John, FWIW, I remember when RT didn't have all the plastic around it. I believe it is really there to enhancer the look, without it, you see pipes, tanks, etc. So I guess cutting it off wouldn't be all that bad. Ron
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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As we are all aware, the front bumper is covered with a plastic airdam or "ground effect" which severely reduces clearance when approaching curbs, etc. Mine has some severe cracks and I would like to hear from anyone who has either modified this, or has removed it entirely.

I would like to retain the gray plastic covering over the original chrome bumper and simply cut off the portion which drops underneath.

I would appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Thanks,
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So there is NO ONE who has ever removed the front air dam? PLEASE can you post some guidance on how to? Like the black front upper bumper cover that runs above the bumper, how is that attached? How is the air dam attached to the the chrome bumper, rivets or double sided tape? A little help would sure be appreciated here. Thanks. Best. Shorty sends...
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:38 AM   #4
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I looked like it was a removable cover to me. You'll have to get underneath it to see and do the work.

Here's a comparison- a lifted 4WD 190 on the left without and my lifted 2WD 210 on the right with-

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I looked like it was a removable cover to me. You'll have to get underneath it to see and do the work.

Here's a comparison- a lifted 4WD 190 on the left without and my lifted 2WD 210 on the right with-

Hondo, thanks for taking the time to reply. I have been under the vehicle and there is NO visible sign on how the upper bumper cover is attached nor is there any sign on how the air dam is attached either. The only exception is two vertically mounted rivets on the front fender bottom holding the air dam onto what appears to be the bumper. I will take picture at first light and attache to this post. However there has to be more attachment points on the air dam that would run horizontally across the vehicle front. No visible sign though of this is noted. BTW both vehicles in your jpg look great and that lifted rig looks AWESOME! Best. Shorty sends...
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Can you help? How is the upper bumper cover depicted in the jpeg effectively removed as the first step in removing the air dam? I have looked from underneath the vehicle and their are not visible attachment points.

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I'll look at mine later this afternoon.
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Not going to get to it today...

I will try tomorrow morning.
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It looks like the air dam & bumper cover are one unit on my 2006 210.

I took a few photos, there are a bunch of these snap in attachment points that seem to fasten the cover to the bumper-



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It looks like the air dam & bumper cover are one unit on my 2006 210.

I took a few photos, there are a bunch of these snap in attachment points that seem to fasten the cover to the bumper-



Hondo, thanks for taking the time. I am now equipped with the knowledge to rid myself of the air dam after any road damage. My 2014 190P looks different than your application. Don't you just love standardization? Thanks agian for your time. Best. Shorty sends...
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