2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

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2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by btsbarton » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:27 pm

Easy peasy. About 14 nuts and 4 bolts easily removed with a stubby ratchet, 10mm socket, and short extension.
License plate bracket will only be held on by two plastic expanding clips after dam removal, so I just bolted the plate straight to the bumper. I might try and do something better about it in the future. [s]Snow Plow (???) brackets [/s] Active air dam bracket seem to be low and vulnerable now... might have to remove them.
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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by Jack187 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 pm

Those mounts hanging down are called compatibility brackets. They are part of your NTSB tested collision system. They can be cross purposed for plows and other things, but in actuality, they are designed to keep low profile cars from going too far under you in a head on impact.
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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by KevinABQ » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:37 pm

I used rocks and a sawzall to get mine off. Well, 2/3rds of mine.
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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by KevinABQ » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:40 pm

Jack187 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Those mounts hanging down are called compatibility brackets. They are part of your NTSB tested collision system. They can be cross purposed for plows and other things, but in actuality, they are designed to keep low profile cars from going too far under you in a head on impact.
Mine are actually pretty beaten up from hitting racks and such.
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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by btsbarton » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 am

Jack187 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Those mounts hanging down are called compatibility brackets. They are part of your NTSB tested collision system. They can be cross purposed for plows and other things, but in actuality, they are designed to keep low profile cars from going too far under you in a head on impact.
Good info... maybe I’ll leave them on then

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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by coder » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:39 pm

Looks good it should have come that way from the factory, do those compatibility brackets unbolt and come right off it's hard to tell from the picture?
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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by btsbarton » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:31 am

coder wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Looks good it should have come that way from the factory, do those compatibility brackets unbolt and come right off it's hard to tell from the picture?
As far as I can tell they should come right off, two thru bolts on the frame each.

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Re: 2019+/5th Gen Air Dam Removal

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Yes they unbolt. They’re usually quite tight.

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