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da_duck 04-03-2011 04:10 PM

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?

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...g/DSC_0073.jpg

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...g/DSC_0071.jpg

ZOMB1E 04-03-2011 04:33 PM

That's just your plastic air dam. You might notice some hood flutter on the highway without it, and that's about it.

JIMBOX 04-03-2011 05:03 PM

:whistling: OhOh-I think thats your FLUX CAPACITOR !!

Cold be trouble-at Midnight !

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

4fit 04-03-2011 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 1155668)
:whistling: OhOh-I think thats your FLUX CAPACITOR !!

Cold be trouble-at Midnight !

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Nah, he'll be safe at midnight. As long as he's not going 88 mph that is!:eek:

Trunz150 04-03-2011 06:06 PM

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

Stretched2000 04-03-2011 06:22 PM

zip ties are great for reattaching things

ESP 04-03-2011 07:47 PM

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....

dfwislander 04-03-2011 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX
:whistling: OhOh-I think thats your FLUX CAPACITOR !!

Cold be trouble-at Midnight !

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

LMAO...so wrong Jimbox

repoman100 04-03-2011 07:58 PM

Now that it came off, you have an excuse to get a skid plate... Hint hint

da_duck 04-03-2011 08:02 PM

thx for the help everyone.
i am planing on putting a skid plate there after the summer when i have the money for it.

JIMBOX 04-03-2011 08:14 PM

:whistling: Good eye-


Quote:

Originally Posted by dfwislander (Post 1155986)
LMAO...so wrong Jimbox

Can't fool you EINSTEIN !!

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

jkjeeper06 04-03-2011 09:27 PM

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

Scooter_Trash 04-03-2011 10:00 PM

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.

cavsvet74 04-03-2011 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 1155753)
As long as he's not going 88 mph that is!:eek:

In a Jeep?

phottomatt 04-03-2011 10:12 PM

No no no you guys are all wrong....its the hysenburg compensator, he will not be able to reach warp speed.

sheetsd66 04-04-2011 01:28 AM

Looks more like the catastrophic converter. You'll be fine without it for awhile until it burns the main prodsponder out.

TexasLaw 04-04-2011 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by sheetsd66
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. .........

TDCoffee 04-04-2011 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by TexasLaw (Post 1156526)
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...

JIMBOX 04-04-2011 09:32 AM

:D Actually-all kidding aside !!

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

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

2010WranglerMountain 04-04-2011 09:49 AM

That was the first thing I took off of mine....figured take it off before it gets ripped off.

willywaxer 04-04-2011 10:03 AM

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.

da_duck 04-04-2011 10:16 AM

Well that's no fun

sheetsd66 04-04-2011 02:53 PM

Seriously, just throw some longer spark plug wires on it and run it till the rear air dam falls off, too.

KBR97 04-04-2011 04:55 PM

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.

TangoJK 04-04-2011 08:37 PM

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.

rics1997 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

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

LaTuFu 04-04-2011 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasLaw (Post 1156526)
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. .........

Quote:

Originally Posted by TDCoffee (Post 1156634)
C'mon boys, It's all ball bearings these days. Now prep that with some gauze pads and some three-in-one oil...

It's times like these this forum needs "thanks" or "reputation" buttons.

Well done, John Cock..tos..ton

tysalem 04-04-2011 09:13 PM

You could use it as a sled...

da_duck 04-04-2011 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tysalem
You could use it as a sled...

To bad winter is over here :-(

tysalem 04-04-2011 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by da_duck

To bad winter is over here :-(

Sand sledding?


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