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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2005, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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What happens if i cut off that rubber engine cover stuff?

Im sick and tired of that stupid rubber crap on the bottom of the engine getting pulled out of its push in mounts. What happens if i just cut it of. Theres snow all over right now and my car is all snowy so im not fixing it! It's gonna have to drag on the ground for a week or so. Get what it deserves.
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i took off the back piece, ( the one you would normally have to remove to get to the oil filter because all the push pins broke and somone zip tied it, so i just cut it off but the part under the bumper is still there.

hasnt affected my car at all
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Mine came off last year at a triple digit speed. Didn't find it, hasn't posed a problem without one.




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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 07:23 AM
 
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Im drivin around in snow constantly with mine off, over a foot once, and there was no problem without it.
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 09:24 AM
 
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it's there for three reasons:

1. keep debris from smaking front of engine
2. helps with air flow through raditor. forces the air to go through and not around
3. to be a p.i.t.a
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Mine fell down a couple times, so when I was changing the oil once, I simply took a couple zip ties (black ones) and tied it to the bar that it's originally held onto with those pushy things. It's held up fine since then, and I've had no reason to remove it for anything, and even if I did, zip ties aren't that expensive.

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mine ripped off during the snow also... weight loss, its only plastic... f it.

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Mine has been gone for years. Good riddance.

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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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its just dragging on the ground right now... i dont take very good care of my car in winter so im thinking of just leaving it there... maybe the concrete will rip it off? hmmm where are some curbs to run over
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no, that things on there pretty good, i dont think it will just get ripped off
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its just dragging on the ground right now... i dont take very good care of my car in winter so im thinking of just leaving it there... maybe the concrete will rip it off? hmmm where are some curbs to run over

Han Man run your car up the side of the embabkement at the on ramp to HWY 40 east at Clarkson road.

Thats were I tore mine off seven years ago.

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haha thats a long tiem ago
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I don't like the look of mine off. It came off when I was f-ing around with my brother a few months ago. To me it seems like somethings missing. I just need to get off my lazy A$$ and put it back on.
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haha thats a long tiem ago
Well I have had my bird for almost 10 years. We moved to Colorado from Ellisville in January 1999.

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Another reason for that rubber thingy is to act as an air dam, to reduce under vehicle turbulance and eek a tiny fraction of a mpg fuel economy outa these cars
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Well I have had my bird for almost 10 years. We moved to Colorado from Ellisville in January 1999.
wow... im in ellisville. Clarkson/clayton corner if you rem where that is.

Im sure a few things have changed since then. Out of curiosity... where do you like better? Are you a cold weather person... cause im not.
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Ellisville

Sure I remember. We lived right off of Hutchunson on Hummingbird Hill. My family is still in the area and I was there recently. My son just built a new house right off of 109.

The Mad Russian and I hooked up in May for a trip to MAR. I hope to run at Gateway some time this summer.

The weather out here is great. Lots more sunshine and it really is not any colder here on the front range than in STL. We get snow the sun comes out and it is gone. Also I like the small town a lot more than the big city. I avoid Denver like the plague. But if you want snow I am only 1 hr drive from Rocky MT National Park. There is always snow up above 8000 ft in the winter.

One thing I do not like is that your car is two seconds slower out here in the thin air.

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Yea... i know exactly where u used to live. Andrey keeps wanting me too come to MAR or Gateway with him but i know dragging all night will be the end of the bird... since its actually mine as of about a month ago i need to treat it as nicely as i can. Im planning on making it drive me through college. This weather really sux here. I thinks its about 2 degrees out. It looks like i may be going to school out in virginia so hopefully that will be a little warmer.
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:07 PM
 
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Sorry guys, I'm clueless, do you mean that black plastic peice attached to the bottom of the front air dam? If it's what I think it is I want to take it off for good to get access to where I want to put my tranny cooler.
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:15 PM
 
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I not sure about the 96-7, but on the 94-5 it is the black piece under the front bumper cover.
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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:40 PM
 
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and removing it isn't gonna help ease the install of a cooler...BTW, Mine is in, its the original one, it is 11 yrs old, and looks very nice Gotta love a babied car eh?!?
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:41 PM
 
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cut the whole thing off, youll never notice its gone, and I hate to see the poor clueless clucks that drive down the road with one side loose and dragging on the pavement.
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cut the whole thing off, youll never notice its gone, and I hate to see the poor clueless clucks that drive down the road with one side loose and dragging on the pavement.
It happens alot more that you might think. I think it is funny as hell to see someone with the sh!t hanging off, but has nicely cleaned rims.
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and removing it isn't gonna help ease the install of a cooler...BTW, Mine is in, its the original one, it is 11 yrs old, and looks very nice Gotta love a babied car eh?!?
It must be different for a 96-97...
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Mine was missing since I got the car.

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My power steering hose was forced off while driving in the snow this past christmas. Don't know it was because all of that stuff is missing or not, but it was a PITA getting that hose back on.
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Mine was missing since I got the car.
Is it the black peice attached to the bottom of the bumper that extends to the front of the rad on our cars???
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Is it the black peice attached to the bottom of the bumper that extends to the front of the rad on our cars???
Yup.
My car is a Salvaged car. So all the pieces that were missing werent replaced by the Disneyland body shop guys.

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I not sure about the 96-7, but on the 94-5 it is the black piece under the front bumper cover.
There's also a flexible rubber piece that attaches to the back of that, and the lower radiator support with pushpins, and has little plastic screw caps to hold it to the swaybar.

And a third piece which I don't think came stock that attaches to the front of the bigger piece that is riveted to the bumper and gives a bit more of a lip.

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