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Front Air Dam on 14 Summit in Winter?

For those of you who have drove this vehicle thru a winter, is there any concerns with the rigidity of the front dam hitting Ice balls/blocks in the road way or Plowing snow deeper than the front lip etc?
No big deal?? it just doesn't seem to me that this thing looks very strong and could easily be damaged by normal winter perils... am I wrong?

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Re: Front Air Dam on 14 Summit in Winter?

Plowed through the bank at end of my driveway which was up to bumper hight without issue. If it's icy I wouldn't try it but just snow it went right through. I have a limited but behind that bumper is a chunk of impact absorbing foam and a huge beam. It's very tough. Snow banks no prob. Icy banks and you will break something plastic.


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Re: Front Air Dam on 14 Summit in Winter?

My nose on '14 Summit did fine with pretty rough Cleveland winter but then again I am in the burbs so I don't do much "first an through" road trekking.

On the same topic. You want flimsy? Go blow (I am being SLIGHTLY sarcastic) on the rear quarter panels. VERY flimsy IMHO. No issues I'm just not diggin' their level of connection to vehicle for long-term durability.

The thing that I noticed most was the slush/ice buildup in the wheel wells. The wheel wells are lined with a fabric that holds the icy slush like velcro. DO NOT force/kick it off, it must melt or be hosed off. I am sure the reason they used a meshy fabric is that it certainly quiets the water noise coming from the wells.
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