Exhaust manifold and shock guard
Was planning to change out the front shocks to Bilstein 4600s, and have a few odd questions
1) I noticed on one side of the truck, there looks to be some sort of flap that acts as a guard to hide the shocks. The other side of my truck does not have it - must've fallen off. Is this guard necessary? Can I rip the other one off without doing any damage?
2) On the side without the guard, I'm able to see straight up to the exhaust manifolds. I know exhaust manifolds usually take a beating, but these look particularly in rough shape. Am I wrong to think this, or do they look like normal manifolds?