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What is this thing? by derangedsheep
Started on: 11-22-2003 03:53 PM
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Report this Post11-22-2003 03:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for derangedsheepSend a Private Message to derangedsheepDirect Link to This Post
Circled in red.

It's kind of loose, like its supposed to be bolted into something. I don't know what it does. Can I take it out?

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I took them out because they were hanging loose too... They're some kind of bumper thingies I guess...
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Report this Post11-22-2003 05:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Bradbitz11Click Here to Email Bradbitz11Send a Private Message to Bradbitz11Direct Link to This Post
Supports.


Do you need the "liner" behind that support in the pic? I have only the supports, honeycomb, bumper, and wheel wells (I will be putting my bumper back on after going bumperless for 3 months (accident). I'm going to make new wheelwell mounting pieces (The triangle that is stapled onto the wheelwell for the nose to attach to. So do I need the "liner" that is seen behind the circled support in this pic?

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Report this Post11-22-2003 07:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for derangedsheepSend a Private Message to derangedsheepDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Bradbitz11:

Do you need the "liner" behind that support in the pic?

yeah, i was planning on keeping my car mostly stock. and with my luck, if i took that out, my engine would blow up or something.

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Report this Post11-22-2003 10:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PBJClick Here to Email PBJSend a Private Message to PBJDirect Link to This Post
You do not need them anymore. They were there for the "old fashion" style tow trucks, That system is no longer used, tow trucks lift on the tires now. You can get rid of them.

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Report this Post11-22-2003 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Bradbitz11Click Here to Email Bradbitz11Send a Private Message to Bradbitz11Direct Link to This Post
So, do I need that "Wheelwell" type liner shown in the pic, effectively sealing off the inside of the bumper from who knows what?

[EDIT: How did these help the "old-fashioned" tow trucks?]

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Report this Post11-23-2003 03:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jelly2m8Click Here to Email jelly2m8Send a Private Message to jelly2m8Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Bradbitz11:

Supports.


Do you need the "liner" behind that support in the pic? I have only the supports, honeycomb, bumper, and wheel wells (I will be putting my bumper back on after going bumperless for 3 months (accident). I'm going to make new wheelwell mounting pieces (The triangle that is stapled onto the wheelwell for the nose to attach to. So do I need the "liner" that is seen behind the circled support in this pic?


Not sure on how much you need those liners, they are actually radiator baffles, they help direct a constant stream of airflow through the radiator.

Of course having them there helps airflow through the rad resulting in better cooling, but I have seen plenty of Fiero's running around here without them not exhibiting any over heating issues.

I see in your profile you are in MI, your enviroment is probably much like here, now if you lived farther south like AZ, or FL, etc, it might be a good idea to have those baffles in place.

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Originally posted by jelly2m8:


Not sure on how much you need those liners, they are actually radiator baffles, they help direct a constant stream of airflow through the radiator.

Of course having them there helps airflow through the rad resulting in better cooling, but I have seen plenty of Fiero's running around here without them not exhibiting any over heating issues.

I see in your profile you are in MI, your enviroment is probably much like here, now if you lived farther south like AZ, or FL, etc, it might be a good idea to have those baffles in place.

Cool. Thanks for the input! I'd + you if I already hadn't.

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