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Old 07-22-2012, 09:37 PM
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Is it me or is the front end of these trucks way too low... The bumper itself if already low, then dodge has a 6 inch piece of plastic hanging down. I cant even get the front of the truck over some of the parking curbs in the area.

Rather than lift the front of the truck up, is it possible to take the plastic thing under the front bumper off? Would this void the warranty in any way?
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And here I am thinking its way to high... Eventually would like to drop mine 2/4 or even better 3/5. ANd taking the plastic thing under the bumper should not void any warranty.
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It should not void the warranty, as stated before. That plastic part of the bumper is only there for the aerodynamics
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Removing the plastic piece isnt gonna void your warranty. But its there for a reason, it protects your bumper. If you remove that, you'll then think you have more ground clearance, making you drive over bigger curbs. The way it is now, you drive over smaller cubs and the plastic piece takes the beating. Without the plastic piece, the bumper will take the beating....
Do what you want, but I say leave it on and install some coil spacers in the front.
Either 2" or 2.5"
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:18 PM
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Removing the plastic piece isnt gonna void your warranty. But its there for a reason, it protects your bumper. If you remove that, you'll then think you have more ground clearance, making you drive over bigger curbs. The way it is now, you drive over smaller cubs and the plastic piece takes the beating. Without the plastic piece, the bumper will take the beating....
Do what you want, but I say leave it on and install some coil spacers in the front.
Either 2" or 2.5"
Exactly what I was thinking but only after you said it so I guess I agree with you.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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Removing the plastic piece isnt gonna void your warranty. But its there for a reason, it protects your bumper. If you remove that, you'll then think you have more ground clearance, making you drive over bigger curbs. The way it is now, you drive over smaller cubs and the plastic piece takes the beating. Without the plastic piece, the bumper will take the beating....
Do what you want, but I say leave it on and install some coil spacers in the front.
Either 2" or 2.5"
But....if he removes the air dam, he DOES have more clearance......the 6" that the damn is using now.

If he drives over the small curbs etc and the plastic hits now but not the bumper, he wont have ANYTHING hit if he removes the plastic piece.

The plastic dam doesn't really "prevent" damage....it just takes the damage at that level. The bumper wont be damaged if he goes over something that would have hit the dam only.

I think what you were saying is that it lets you "hear" when you are running out of clearance......true. But it is reducing the clearance by that much.

I am considering doing the same thing.....just looks too low.

Plus, the snowplowing effect in the winter and on the beach. But , without the dam, may get more water/dirt/sand sprayed into the engine bay since there is no "bottom cover" like my Durango had.....

A front end kit will raise the front end, but result in a drooped rear end when towing.....plus, it will likely void the warranty if what I have read elsewhere here is true. Pulling that air damn off is an easy way to pickup a little extra clearance IMHO.

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That air dam thing got ripped off my truck in less than 500 miles. Tossed it in the recycle bin and put in new springs to level it up. I like the look better without it and I do not believe it gives more than maybe .1 mpg improvement installed.
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Removing the plastic piece isnt gonna void your warranty. But its there for a reason, it protects your bumper. If you remove that, you'll then think you have more ground clearance, making you drive over bigger curbs. The way it is now, you drive over smaller cubs and the plastic piece takes the beating. Without the plastic piece, the bumper will take the beating....
Do what you want, but I say leave it on and install some coil spacers in the front.
Either 2" or 2.5"

Also agree here, lift it
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That air dam thing got ripped off my truck in less than 500 miles. Tossed it in the recycle bin and put in new springs to level it up. I like the look better without it and I do not believe it gives more than maybe .1 mpg improvement installed.
Thats kind of my thinking too.

The side of the truck is plenty high as far as clearance. Rear end seems high enough.

Then they tack on that thing and cripple it on the front end...not to mention the lower bumper to begin with.

I wait years to finally buy a new pickup and they turn it into a small SUV as far as front ride height...LOL
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