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hi all,
i devised a handy little method of clipping down my front spoiler for when i remove it and put it back on. eventually you lose a couple of the clips that attach it or it warps a little and doesn't want to fit flush with the bumper or you break one of the studs that fasten it. well everyday life to the rescue! i have an abundance these little office clips around, you guessed it, the office, and the small ones are great for adding as additional or replacement clips when you reattach the ol' spoiler. the smaller ones are the perfect size and they're practically free. actually in my case they are free. they're rather sturdy too and you don't care if you break or lose them. :D
 

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thanks. the best thing is the little wire wings flip down so they're flush, invisible, and out of the way. :clap:
i was screwing around under my 38 today and remembered i had some in the boot. i use them on maps and what not. i also put them on the spine's of my owners manuals b/c they take a beating after a while. just between us, you can use heavy-duty zip ties through the fastener holes if you break one of those to get you through the day. :shhh:
 

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I havn't had my spoiler on in ages (can't remember if I even still have it...), but I still like the idea.
 

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Brillant. I'll remove it ASAP with your solution
 

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Mine has never had one. I didn't even know until a couple of months ago when Andrew E mentioned it. :oops:

I've owned the car for nearly 8 years.
 

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Mine is stuck on. I tried to take it off once, the clips are all off, so it should just fall off. After 3 solid years of driving no clips and the plastic screws off it still is there. I tought it would come off in the woods going over bushes and snow banks, but still there. I can only guess that somehow in the first 11 years of the vehicles life that the plastic just fused.

You have the perfect solution - simple and cheap and effective.

So, is there a mph benefit to putting it back on?
 
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id use brass paper clips/ fasteners for stuff like that. :thumb:

these have held the mesh in on any car i done . very strong and will take a good ten mins constant bending back and forth before it they get real hot and finally snap.
prob could use to hold splitters on imo :thumb:
 

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you know i don't know how much it helps or hurts when you have it on. i always it assumed it improved the aerodynamics a tad. i still have mine and just leave it on when i'm in commuting mode b/c it can't hurt.
i like the look of leaving it off and may give that a try too. it's easy to take off and get on so i do that. i can tell you i forget all the time and as soon as you start screwing around in ruts and bumps it's only a matter of time before you bash the poor thing into something. it's been surprisingly sturdy though. all that ever breaks is the little studs. that and i'll lose a clip. does anyone know if it actually does anything for the highway or stability? :think:
 

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you know i don't know how much it helps or hurts when you have it on. i always it assumed it improved the aerodynamics a tad. i still have mine and just leave it on when i'm in commuting mode b/c it can't hurt.
i like the look of leaving it off and may give that a try too. it's easy to take off and get on so i do that. i can tell you i forget all the time and as soon as you start screwing around in ruts and bumps it's only a matter of time before you bash the poor thing into something. it's been surprisingly sturdy though. all that ever breaks is the little studs. that and i'll lose a clip. does anyone know if it actually does anything for the highway or stability? :think:
It may do something for areodynamic drag :mrgreen: but with a truck like ours, you'll better survey your foot to reduce fuel consumption
 

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agreed. it's probably more a piece of flair than a true drag reducer. healthy balance for the thule bars/box/rod carrier when they're along though. i love the lines on the 38 but she's not breaking the sound barrier anytime soon... :lol:
 
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