[s-cars] Re: front "air dam"
wenoland at pacbell.net
Fri Jan 16 09:22:26 EST 2004
The official name of the plastic tray is a "sound damper", which would
indicate that the primary purpose is to quiet things down. No doubt that
it smoothes out the airflow under the car and keeps things cleaner in
the engine compartment.
The bumper cover tends to get caught on concrete parking blocks, etc.
This will sometimes pop the tray out at the front. First high speed run
and POW -- the tray pops out completely in front and grinds down on the
road in no time. So, check the condition of the bottom edge of the
bumper cover and make sure it's not split. Otherwise, your new cover
will not last too long.
>I recently purchased a 93 S4 and noticed there is a missing "shield"
>beneath the front of the car. I'm wondering what this is for. Is it
>for aerodynamics, cooling, protection, or what?
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