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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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What is the purpose of this?

Does anyone know the purpose of this piece that is pinned to the bottom of the grille shell? It's kind of a pain in the ass and I'm thinking of removing it, but I'm wondering if it has some minor benefit. For anyone that has removed it, have you noticed any extra flex in the grille?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 09:20 PM
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Makes sense. I was thinking maybe extra splash shield to the tires from throwing crap on the bumper.

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It's just a plastic trim piece that's hides the gap between bumper cover and grille shell. I believe it's fiction is purely aesthetics. Looks bad without it in my opinion.
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The wheel well splash guard is what protects the internals from water and debris. @JP200
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:23 AM
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it's likely for several things....the primary one is likely air flow because the center area of the gap doesn't have any with the condenser/radiator/coolers behind there. So it blocks the airflow in the gap under the headlight which minusculy helps drag, mpg, etc lol. Could also be to keep crap from flinging in from the road but lesser likely use.

Doesn't hurt to get rid of them if you close the bumper gap up.


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