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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 90plow, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    Is the fairing on the bottom of the GMC bumper on a 95 1500 doing anything does it serve a purpose cause if not i'd like to take it off what do you guys think?
    Eric
     
  2. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    On the front?
     
  3. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    theres a black plastic peice on the bottom of the front bumper. Its like a little fairing
     
  4. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    not that i know of i took mine off 2 years ago becuase i kept running into stuff and broke it off
     
  5. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    what holds it on just those big bolts or alll those clips too?
     
  6. mud_man93

    mud_man93 Member
    from maine
    Messages: 49

    i know of 4 or 5 people that have taken off that black strip. all i think that is there for is looks.
     
  7. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    what is holding this on
     
  8. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    i took it off today looks alot better gets rid of the sagging front end look
     
  9. Txstruck

    Txstruck Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    the black plastic is actually for the aurodynamics to deflect the wind going beneath the vehicle to keep it from going head into everything hanging below the body line at higher speeds, but if you have a plow out front I dont guess it really matters.
     
  10. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    i checked that out and on mine there doesnt seem ayhting that it owuld bother and i dont have a plow but there is a big metal sheet uner there to hilp with that too. but if i notice adifference i'll put it back on it just looks alot cooler wihtout it and they take them off to put the plow frame on so they cant be that important
     
  11. Txstruck

    Txstruck Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    they were originally designed for the older trucks to push the wind below the lower front A frames, crossmembers and whatnot to make less of a wind drag. I have seen tests done on the that proved they did have enough difference in resistence to warrant putting them on the front bumper for wind deflection.
     
  12. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    good to know guess i'll be putting it back on
     
  13. Txstruck

    Txstruck Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Yeah, if you look in the front of most cars and trucks these days you will see them in various sizes depending on the make and model of the vehicle, but yep they are there to cut down on the wind drag.:cool:
     
  14. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i have never noticed a differince in the mpg although it never was good
     
  15. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    so it doesnt eally affect anything major then anyway?
     
  16. mud_man93

    mud_man93 Member
    from maine
    Messages: 49

    if i was you i would drive it for a while and see if you notice any difference but that is just me