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Front Air Dam Opinions... (Read 6700 times)
Apr 9th, 2012 at 4:19pm

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My car doesn't have an air dam up front. In fact, the valance (the flat part with 3 big square holes in it) isn't even there, so...

Has anyone replaced their front air dam? Which one did you go with? Do you like it? Was it a direct bolt on? Urethane or fiberglass?

I like the big Pace Car one, but the vendors seem to have at least 2 different Pace Car dams...

One piece
http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-front-spoiler-1978-pace-car-style-for-19...

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Three piece
http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-front-spoiler-set-1978-pace-car-style-fo...


I like the price on the first one a lot more, but if I read the install instructions correctly, I would need the stock dam so it could be cut to fill in an area between the valance and the new dam. However, I'm not 100% sure that is correct. The instructions call it a "baffle" but I think they are talking about the original dam...Anyone know if the "baffle" is a different piece?
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Reply #1 - Apr 9th, 2012 at 5:01pm

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I think I just figured out the "baffle" thing...

If I got it right, the "baffle" is the big part on the top of the center piece of the Three piece dam. And it would fill the big area between the radiator and the spoiler seen in these pics...

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Reply #2 - Apr 9th, 2012 at 8:08pm

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Ive got the urethane 1-piece "Indy Pace Car" version on my 79.Id like the glass version,but my 79's been lowered & it wouldnt last a week.Not sure if a 3 -piece would be preferable on a pre '78 C3 or not,cuz those were made originally for the '78 Pace Car. I had the smaller radiator width spoiler on my 77,just made to help with cooling,less for "looks".And those definately do help cooling
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Reply #3 - Apr 10th, 2012 at 6:51am

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I put the one piece on my 68..it does help with cooling
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Reply #4 - Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:18am

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Either one you are going to need the stock lower valance.......jack
 

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Reply #5 - Apr 10th, 2012 at 6:40pm

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Thanks guys. I did a lot of pic looking and reading last night and I think I'll go with the one piece fiberglass and fab up a baffle from sheet metal. It doesn't look to be that complicated of a shape.

I have a stock valance on the way. Found a nice one on Ebay.  Smiley
 

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