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Old 04-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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The winter really tore up the front piece that runs along the front end. I call it the scraper piece, because all it does is scrape the pavement and crack apart going up my drive.
What is it called?
I removed it..
Does it serve a purpose, or can I leave it off?
What are people doing?
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Air dam I believe.

However the actual name most people call them is "broken"... I've only seen one car where this was intact.
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Still intact on my car. It'* kind of beaten up, but not too bad.

I vote for leaving it on. It was put there for a reason by GM engineers. The likely purpose is to help the cooling system.
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It'* there for cooling. They aren't expensive. I've replaced the one on the Zilla in the past. 20-something bucks IIRC.
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great. I will get a new one. What is IIRC?
Where did you get it for 20 something dollars?
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If I Recall Correctly.

GMpartsdirect.com

GM PART # 25553403
CATEGORY: Radiator Air Deflector/Baffle
PACK QTY: 1
CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $41.59
OUR PRICE: $25.52

Not including shipping.
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96-99 SSEi/SSE and later SLE only.

92-95 is slightly different, but similar.
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Ha...Thanks...I Googled it and it took me to willwren and the BC from 3 years ago.
http://bonnevilleclub.com/forum/view...e8700b99776a01

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Keep in mind that back then, we weren't positive about it'* effect on cooling efficiency. I was looking at high-speed stability, and believe it or not, it made a difference.
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I wish I could say I noticed a difference when I had one.
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