Air dam specs: Dave, you around?
Instead of a PM I thought others might benefit, too.
I'll be building my air dam this weekend.
I was wondering how tight to the front bumper the dam needs to be. I see yours appears to be screwed directly to the front bumper. I want to build a framework in the shape of the front bumper to follow it's profile, yet be independant of the bumper for easy removal, and be bolted to the snow plow frame. Would this design need to be 'taped' or sealed to the bumper in some way?
I also plan on having it start at a 'V' in the center of the bumper out a little.
Should this space between the dam and bumper be filled in?
How close to the ground do you feel is mandatory for full benefit?
I read 1" off the ground, somewhere, but when I started to mock it up, 1" looked near impossible with suspension travel more than that. What about 3" - 4", when the front bumper is already 24" from the ground?
Also, I am getting some 1/8" rigid plastic they use for circle track body parts, I can't find any belting cheap enough. If the plastic feels flimsy, then I'll double it up and glue it together. $40 for 2 layers (1/4") of plastic is hard to beat.
Any thoughts on this material?