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Old 04-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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how important is this plastic thingy?

so i was backing up through a mud hole and this caught on a root and popped off, how important is it and what does it do?




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Old 04-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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That's just your plastic air dam. You might notice some hood flutter on the highway without it, and that's about it.

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Old 04-03-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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OhOh-I think thats your FLUX CAPACITOR !!

Cold be trouble-at Midnight !

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Old 04-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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OhOh-I think thats your FLUX CAPACITOR !!

Cold be trouble-at Midnight !

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Nah, he'll be safe at midnight. As long as he's not going 88 mph that is!
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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That's ur splash guard for the engine I thought u should reattach it for when u go through water so it doesn't splash up on the engine as much
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zip ties are great for reattaching things
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
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Oh my!!! You are sooo in trouble that thing is freakin important like you wouldn't believe!!! Good lord get it back on there quick!!

Just the air damn....
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #8
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OhOh-I think thats your FLUX CAPACITOR !!

Cold be trouble-at Midnight !

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LMAO...so wrong Jimbox
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #9
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Now that it came off, you have an excuse to get a skid plate... Hint hint
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
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thx for the help everyone.
i am planing on putting a skid plate there after the summer when i have the money for it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #11
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LMAO...so wrong Jimbox
Can't fool you EINSTEIN !!

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:27 PM   #12
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I drilled out the plastic screws that hold it up and then I used bolts and wing nuts to hold it up. That way u can take it off quick when you wheel
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:00 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure that's the part that holds the Jeep together.







I ripped mine off on day two. The hood did flutter more at highway speeds, but was fixed after the new bumper went on.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:06 PM   #14
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As long as he's not going 88 mph that is!
In a Jeep?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #15
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No no no you guys are all wrong....its the hysenburg compensator, he will not be able to reach warp speed.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:28 AM   #16
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Looks more like the catastrophic converter. You'll be fine without it for awhile until it burns the main prodsponder out.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:52 AM   #17
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Looks more like the catastrophic converter. You'll be fine without it for awhile until it burns the main prodsponder out.
Has anyone checked with Scotty. I think he can get more power And it's not the flux thing. I think it's the seventh fitzer valve Long Live Fletch. .........
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:16 AM   #18
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Has anyone checked with Scotty. I think he can get more power And it's not the flux thing. I think it's the seventh fitzer valve Long Live Fletch. .........
C'mon boys, It's all ball bearings these days. Now prep that with some gauze pads and some three-in-one oil...
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:32 AM   #19
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Actually-all kidding aside !!

It's a Chrysler/Fiat designed "FLAPPER VALVE", to give prewarning to "MUDDERS"-

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:49 AM   #20
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That was the first thing I took off of mine....figured take it off before it gets ripped off.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:03 AM   #21
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That plastic bumper is next to go after that air dam. Mopar and several others make nice metal skids that fit there, but it's a waste if you don't have a decent bumper. I know it is an extra cost, but think of it as a safety issue....at least that is what worked for me with the wifey.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #22
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Well that's no fun
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #23
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Seriously, just throw some longer spark plug wires on it and run it till the rear air dam falls off, too.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #24
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Being that it tore off and the mounting holes ripped through...throw it in the garbage, better yet the recycling bin. Its pretty much a useless piece of plastic.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:37 PM   #25
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I've ripped mine off twice... after the second time I just left it off. Eventually I'll replace it with a steel skid. Oh and yeah, I've notice a bit of hood flutter without it but nothing serious.
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I think it suppose to help a little with gas mileage also but don't think it will change it much.

Evevated, a forum vendor, used to give board members discount on their skip plates made for stock bumpers. Not sure if it is still valid but you should finde them in the Vendor section
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Has anyone checked with Scotty. I think he can get more power And it's not the flux thing. I think it's the seventh fitzer valve Long Live Fletch. .........
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C'mon boys, It's all ball bearings these days. Now prep that with some gauze pads and some three-in-one oil...
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You could use it as a sled...
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You could use it as a sled...
To bad winter is over here :-(
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To bad winter is over here :-(
Sand sledding?

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