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Old 01-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone removed the pastic air dam behind bumper??

Not the one under but the one directly behind. it. It is currently in the way of where I want to put my intercooler. I plan on using the bumper nostrils as the intake for it and putting it behind the bumper. Keeping it safer than down in place of the skid plate. Anyone have ill effects to report from removing these plastic pieces?
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I've always figured it needed to be there. I have not removed it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought those air dams in the nostrils were for help directing extra air up and through the cooling stack. I havent removed mine either.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thats what I have heard they are for. Well I heard for the oil cooler portion of it. Im wondering how big of a difference it will make.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm missing the deflector behind the driver side nostril, the one that feeds the oil cooler, leaving the couplings exposed. We don't load it to where it makes a difference in the gauges. If you get to where you don't need at least the driver side nostril deflector, think of me as a prospective buyer for it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Fuel filter heater

No problem if I yank the stuff it will go up for sale.

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"F" intake. EGR delete. "F" prom chip.
Pmd In the bumper. #9 resistor.
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Single Thermostat cooling system.Hi flow water pump.
Ac delco clutch and Duramax fan.
S&B air intake system.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mine have been laying on my workbench since 2006. No problems so far. About 120,000 miles.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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mine were missing, i made some out of sheet metal and it helped my temps
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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When I got my 94 6.5, I didnt have any thing behind the air nostrils just a Bumper with cut outs I thought lol, My buddys 97 6.5 has it, and another Buddy put a 6.2 Bumper on his 6.5 and no difference in cooling what so ever, I use the holes for For lights lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, they are to direct extra air into the rad. I've seen a few threads over the years where people had fogs in them and posted about overheating while towing - removing the lights and replacing the dams reportedly helped alleviate the issues.

It all depends on how hard you work your truck in the hot summer months - those who aren't towing heavy are unlikely to have issues when the dams are removed, but if you tow heavy we all know our trucks need every single thing possible to stay cool...those dams included.
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