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Old 06-11-2006, 02:27 AM   #11
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My dam spans between the bumper cover and the engine sub frame. Fills a gap of about one foot.
Yours looks quite a bit different.
Maybe you used to have a dam there but it was removed.
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:59 AM   #12
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If you remove the airdam lip and the cover, the car will tend to overheat. I broke the airdam lip while parking and it also ripped the lower cover, so I left them off. The engine temperature started to creep to higher temperatures. Then I remember that many moons ago, when I had my late model Pontiac T/A, the airdam lip also broke and I left it off. The car started to overheat during traffic stops.
I asked a friend that used to work at the GM proving grounds and he told me the airdam and the lip are designed to flow air directly to the radiator area. He also said than when the car sits idling, like in traffic, they also redirect the air the fan are sucking. I replaced the airdam lip on the T/A and the problem went away.
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This pan fits behind the air dam and radiator so it shouldn't matter.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:12 PM   #14
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It'* a splash guard eh? Hooks on at the bottom of the radiator support right?



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If you remove the airdam lip and the cover, the car will tend to overheat. I broke the airdam lip while parking and it also ripped the lower cover, so I left them off. The engine temperature started to creep to higher temperatures. Then I remember that many moons ago, when I had my late model Pontiac T/A, the airdam lip also broke and I left it off. The car started to overheat during traffic stops.
I asked a friend that used to work at the GM proving grounds and he told me the airdam and the lip are designed to flow air directly to the radiator area. He also said than when the car sits idling, like in traffic, they also redirect the air the fan are sucking. I replaced the airdam lip on the T/A and the problem went away.

I have also heard of this.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:15 PM   #15
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If we are on the same wave length here, PDad took ours off last year at the WCBF to install the new fans (thanks again Bill) and he just put it back on last week. I had forgotten all about it. You really don't see it, and it didn't affect Bone Evil'* performance
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During the trans cooler install? I think that was the lower airdam skirt, which is just forward of the piece Paul is talking about.
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So what years do have this?

I know that the 87-91 doesn't and if memory serves the 93 doesn't either...

94 I am not sure of...

My 95 and my Cousins 95 both have that black air dam from right under the radiator to the subframe

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During the trans cooler install? I think that was the lower airdam skirt, which is just forward of the piece Paul is talking about.
No Bill that is exactly the same piece I am talking about.

PMom, why did he put it back on?
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To be honest with you Paul, I have no idea I was at work, and came home to find him working on the car. I will ask him, and get him to post.
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92-99 SSE'* and SSEi'* (unsure about the SE/SLE which is rather embarrasing since I own one, but I believe it'* similar) only have the black plastic lower skirt just below the front bumper, and a little to the rear. This piece (on the 92-99) serves no cooling purpose, but does provide some handling differences at high speeds (over 120mph). Trust me on that one.
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