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Old 08-29-2011, 08:46 AM
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

The four clips that you remove..do you know where you can buy them.. there the same clips that hold the black trim by the wheel..during the storm we just had 2 or 3 of them came out and are gone. i checked pepboys and autozone no luck helppp
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

Ricko,

You don't buy that kind of stuff...stop at the first dealership you see and ask the service manager for some. I bet he just gives them to you. For a few cents worth of plastic they might get a new customer.
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

I was lucky to find those fasteners at a local auto body and paint shop. The push locks were $1each and the nylon rivets that attach to the bumpers were $.75 each this was after I paid over 4 dollars each for the same nylon rivets from an online dealer.

Look around town in your area before you go to the dealer.
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

Any update as to whether removing these affects the gas mileage or performance?
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

I did the same thing to my WK2 today and I have to say it does look better than with the two pieces on.
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

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The four clips that you remove..do you know where you can buy them.. there the same clips that hold the black trim by the wheel..during the storm we just had 2 or 3 of them came out and are gone. i checked pepboys and autozone no luck helppp
http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/

They are a fraction of the price here
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

I did not even notice that those were seperate pieces from the main air dam! Looks like I'll be pulling mine off as well.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:31 PM
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

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http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/

They are a fraction of the price here

thanks!! I got a few for free from the dealer last time i was there
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

Completed this mod this weekend with just a flathead screwdriver. I also tied the felt pieces down to one of the little holes in the lower air dam to prevent flapping in the wind.

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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

Looks good, I also didn't know these would come off. I wonder what the intent of these were. I'm surprised this hasn't been a bigger mod discussion.
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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

Thanks, I'm not sure to be honest. It adds more clearance to the front of the Jeep and I think it looks nicer. I also haven't noticed any decrease in gas mileage. I think the idea was to maybe make it more aerodynamic...? Either way I think it gives it a "meaner" look with them off and it was a very quick mod.

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Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)

You answered the question. They are there for aerodynamics, channel rain water away from the front tires at speed and prevent air & road crap from getting behind the relatively flimsy felt front wheelwell liners.

They are there for a reason, do not look that terrible and I will be leaving mine alone.

Try taking off the off-roading removable lower bumper fascia and driving at speeds above 35-40 mph and see what happens to the felt fender liners (they will "blow out").
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