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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; My pushpins didnt fall out there was a small rip in it inbetween pushpins and it was hanging. I just ...
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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    My pushpins didnt fall out there was a small rip in it inbetween pushpins and it was hanging. I just removed it ill keep my eyes out for a new one thats cheaper than $90

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    My pushpins didnt fall out there was a small rip in it inbetween pushpins and it was hanging. I just removed it ill keep my eyes out for a new one thats cheaper than $90

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    howanicm mine ripped too same issue

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    guys, Call Contemporary Corvette. They should have a used one.

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    I'm facing the same dilemma myself, I bought an '04 V a few months ago and it too is missing the lower air deflector, except in my case the little "slots" or whatever that hold the air deflector in place are damaged/ripped.

    I was thinking about trying this: http://www.aveoforum.com/forum/f94/h...ront-lip-8885/
    Has anyone around here tried anything like this (using a garage door weather strip)?

    Disclaimer: I'm new around here, please be gentle! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manseeno View Post
    I'm facing the same dilemma myself, I bought an '04 V a few months ago and it too is missing the lower air deflector, except in my case the little "slots" or whatever that hold the air deflector in place are damaged/ripped.

    I was thinking about trying this: http://www.aveoforum.com/forum/f94/h...ront-lip-8885/
    Has anyone around here tried anything like this (using a garage door weather strip)?

    Disclaimer: I'm new around here, please be gentle! Lol
    Thats not a bad idea. Im not sure how long the double face tape would hold? Maybe if you put some small holes in it and ziptied it aswell. I simply took mine off dont think its that essential.

    Btw welcome to the fourm

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    If you have the plastic "shield" that goes under the engine still installed, I can't fathom how much this really increases the air deflection, but if you're missing both the air deflector and the shield too, air will definitely race up into the engine bay instead of going under the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCOGNITO View Post
    If you have the plastic "shield" that goes under the engine still installed, I can't fathom how much this really increases the air deflection, but if you're missing both the air deflector and the shield too, air will definitely race up into the engine bay instead of going under the car.
    I could understand that but not just the rubber flap being gone

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    Just replace it and stop being cheap!

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Just replace it and stop being cheap!
    amen
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    Send one my way i throw it on. For me itll probabily be an extra $40 in shipping to get it here on top of the rediculous $90. For no gain.

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by howanicm View Post
    For no gain.
    Just because we don't have test data doesn't mean that you can say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    Just because we don't have test data doesn't mean that you can say that.
    Oh ok.
    GDPossehl and GDPossehl like this.

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    Seeing as he lives on Maui and probably never sees highway speeds, he's almost certainly correct - that piece doesn't do much of anything for him.

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    Re: Anyone eliminate the rubber thing under the front bumper?

    I hate to resurrect old threads, but I don't seem to have a rubber thing under my front bumper, so I am trying to look at the pictures and see what you are talking about but I cannot see it in the pictures either. Where EXACTLY does part #15 in that diagram go?

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    Finally fonud it, went through enough pictures online and my car has never had that on the front, must have come off from the original owner or something. Time to put one on

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