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2011 F250 under the bumper air dam.........

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by mjstef, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Remove it for the winter or notch it out for the mounting ears. Fisher XV2 BTW.
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I haven't mounted my western brackets on my 2015 I seen a guy cut notches and left it on looks funny when the receivers are removed So thinking Im going remove mine period
     
  3. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273


    Kind of what i was thinking and put it back on for the summer when i run a lot more miles. I have read it's worth .5 mpg...........
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I'm not worried about .5 more mpg since mine is a work truck it might never get out of town
     
  5. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I run about 30,000 miles a year, 90% on the highway as we have towns few and far between. Left the midwest and the rat race nearly 20 years ago. Don't miss it..............
     
  6. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    Unless you are planning on taking the push plates off each summer then notch it.
     
  7. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    5 mpg from a 2" airdam ? Did you read that on the internet.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    .5. You missed the period in.front.
     
  9. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Sorry , .5 mpg I would go with.
     
  10. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    I pulled mine off and didn't like the exposed chrome edge that is under the bumper. I then measured the distance from the bumper to the top of where it would be notched, then marked the whole airdam and cut it straight across. I think it looks better than if it was gone or notched, seriously .5 mpg..if your worried about why did you buy a real truck??
     
  11. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Hey, $200 a year here, $200 a year there it all adds up in the end. Not overly concerned but it doesn't take much effort for a little savings. I am an oddball out here as i'm one of the few who isn't running 85MPH day in and day out........
     
  12. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    This.......
     
  13. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

  14. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I did the same e thing cut it all the way across instead of notching it. I have a western however. Someone told me they bought a valance for a 2wd and it was shorter and looked good.
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    As far as the chrome, I black it with undercoating as well as the mount itself.
     
  16. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Remove it.
     
  17. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Mine got tore off the first storm I plowed with it. With my boss mount they just cut a huge section of it off. I took it to the dump and didnt notice a drop in mpg. If you do any offroading or plowing I can't see it staying in place for long anyways
     
  18. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    correct . 86 the air dammit. never had an issue in summer or winter.