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Anyone take it off yet? Seems to be a popular vote that it is the biggest pain. If you've taken it off how has it affected your MPG's? With that have you left everything exposed or thrown anything to cover the goods? Remember...pictures or it didn't happen :)
 

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I'll get you some picts later in the week. I'm getting mine off. I'm putting led lights and some highway safety strobe lights so my guy had to take the bumper off and that's when i said. Take the damn air dam off will ya. Easier to remove if you take the entire bumper off.
 

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If I hadn't taken it off, the beach would have. :) No noticeable difference in milage or noise that I can tell. I didn't add anything, just left it naked... it was fine with me. If I get really bored one day, I may trim the thing and put a 1" dam on, but I really doubt it.



 

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I removed mine on Friday was pretty easy. Only part that seemed like it was going to be a pain was the two bolts behind the tow hooks. I ended up just cutting them off with a grinder.
 

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Anyone take it off yet? Seems to be a popular vote that it is the biggest pain. If you've taken it off how has it affected your MPG's? With that have you left everything exposed or thrown anything to cover the goods? Remember...pictures or it didn't happen :)
Before I took mine off I could get 36 on the highway if I pushed it, now on the highway I only get like 31 or so which isn't bad considering it's what Chevy says the truck will get in the first place. Even though I don't get as good of highway as I was getting I seem to get very close to the same average mpg per tank, around 28.5, I also added a grille guard which slightly hurt mpg. I recently added a small tool box in the bed and will be adding 265/65/17 ko2s and covercraft seat covers next
 

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took mine off not too long after buying the truck because it was on it's way off from catching on rocks etc. anyway. removal wasn't bad and if there was any difference in mileage it was too low to measure - 30 before, 30 after on hiway. looks way better and very nice not to have to worry about hitting it anymore.
 

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I'm thinking that the air dam was just there to eek out enough mpg gain to put them over the top on CAFE standards. If folks are reporting little to no change after removal, it stands to reason that multiple small incremental milage gains over an entire product line add up to real gains in CAFE.
 

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Pulled mine off this past fall, Not nearly as difficult as I imagined. Love to look of the front end without the dam. Downside is I lost about 3 mpg:(
May reinstall before next long road trip.
 

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I'm fine with mine off. Compared to my old Sierra, I'm raking in cash every trip to the pump.
 
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