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Plastic thing under RAD

Whats the plastic thing under the radiator called? big plastic piece bolted to the frame with two bolts. i tore mine off and do i need a new one or its it just some dumb pos that i don't need
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I wondered that too. When I was welding in my front hitch my buddy asked "What's all this plastic sh** for?"

Maybe to "protect" the bottom of the radiator, otherwise I don't know why it's needed
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mine has been gone for a long time all that was left was the part that bolted on each side. i would say it just a little added protection from stuff hitting the radiator
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mine in on a trail some were might be still there , you want it?
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Want mine? ill take it off for you, im sick of looking at it lol.
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its not needed as you can probly tell by the other posts! lol
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its a wannabe skid plate for the radiator if you dont have a skid plate... you dont need it
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its techinally an air dam for the radiator. i tore mine up a little bit when i hit that mud at the beach last summer. It has a little air duct thing in it on the bottom. I still have mine, it has a small tear in it, but nothing a few drill holes and zip ties wouldnt take care of. still have bolts too. pm me and i can sell it to ya

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you can see the small tear. Also, see the air duct. I have since cleaned it up though, its not covered in mud
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yea ill try fixing mine. i dont have that flap thing you have either behind it.
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lol thats not a flap, that is part of it that is tore. thats where it needs to be fixed at. the "air dam" i was talking about is that port you see on the bottom that uns the length of the thing is about 1 1/2" wide
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lol thats not a flap, that is part of it that is tore. thats where it needs to be fixed at. the "air dam" i was talking about is that port you see on the bottom that uns the length of the thing is about 1 1/2" wide
i just stitched mine with zipties just now. but the piece behind thatl that is falling down whats that called
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you dont need it. its a waste.
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thats why i left mine off, i figured if it tore that easy and fvcked up then dont need it
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If anyone ever decides to be super **** and convinces themselves they need one, I have one in perfect condition. Bolts included. I'm sure I saved them with it.


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mine broke off in half when it hit a pizza box hidden in a soft snowbank....
enough said
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its an air dam that directs air up to the radiator and trans cooler but ive never heard of anyone having issues with overheating without it. i wouldnt worry much about it.
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oh ik its not needed. i was wondering what it is. just going to buy a skid plate from someone on here.
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i took a simular piece off my old ladies car a few months later i hit a cat doing 70MPH took out the radiator, a/c condenser, fan blades and fan shroud and few other parts mine looks like crap on the truck but its staying on till i make up a skid plate and test it on another cat
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It helps with air distribution... keeps air going to where it is needed (somewhat).
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im just going to to a front hitch under the valance and make a kid off of that
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im just going to to a front hitch under the valance and make a kid off of that

under the valance and make a kid off of that


Valance and make a kid off


make a kid


WUT?



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he's going to have Intercourse with his front hitch under his valance, In hopes of making a kid?
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lol wut??
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under the valance and make a kid off of that


Valance and make a kid off


make a kid


WUT?



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haha typo.
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