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Temporary 'Air Dam Shipping Covers' Are the Hottest Mod For Dodge Challengers and Chargers


 
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Temporary 'Air Dam Shipping Covers' Are the Hottest Mod For Dodge Challengers and Chargers
 

 
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Dodge Charger and Challenger air dams were apparently getting scratched during shipment between the a*sembly plant and the dealership, so Dodge installed some yellow plastic “shipping covers,” which are supposed to be taken off at the dealer. Except now people are keeping them in place because they like the look and some folks are even selling them on Ebay for a pretty penny.

Hop onto any Hellcat or Charger/Challenger forum, and you’ll find heated discussions about the little yellow plastic air dam protectors with “To Be Removed By Dealer” written on their fronts, mostly because people are using what was meant to be a temporary shipping protection method as a car modification.

These little yellow plastic air dam protectors (also called splitter guards or splitter protectors) come from the factory, and act as a way to mitigate damage during shipping, with Fiat Chrysler saying in a technical service bulletin about cover removal: “Bright yellow shipping covers have been added during vehicle production to prevent/lessen damage to the front fascia air dam during vehicle transport.”

Several folks say it’s dumb to keep the shipping covers in place, while many love the look. Some folks are selling the covers, while a few folks are mad that people are asking money for something meant to be thrown away. It’s all a bunch of typical internet drama.

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“Driving around with the yellow protectors is like keeping the Styrofoam protector’s on your television after you have removed it from the box...” forum-goer Hunter from Hellcat.org opines. “Selling packing material. Good job. That is hilarious. I peeled off the screen protector from my nav unit when I bought my car. PM me if anyone wants to buy it,” Hammer Down from the same forum jokes in an air dam protector for-sale post.

Speaking of for-sale posts, there are many, because the air dam shipping covers have become hot modifications in the Charger and Challenger scene. Here’s a pair on Ebay from a 2017 Challenger R/T Scat Pack; the listing has 25 bids already, and the price has reached $111 with over a day to go. Here’s a Charger Hellcat set for sale on Ebay for $140 (there are a number of Charger splitter covers for sale for around $100), and then there are the Challenger Demon covers, which command over $200 in some cases.

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The aforementioned technical service bulletin, which applies to Hellcat Challengers, describes how these protective covers are installed. Apparently there’s either one little push pin (also called a “christmas tree”) specifically there to hold the cover on, or there are two push pins, which double to keep the air dam together (the two clips must be replaced after removal, the one does not).

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Lots of Challenger and Charger owners aren’t removing any of these christmas trees, as they like the way their covers look. And if I’m honest, I don’t disagree. I must admit that the two Charger R/T Scat Packs sitting outside the old Detroit police station looked damn good with the little yellow accents on their lower corners:

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There are a couple of issues with keeping the covers on, of course. Dirt, some forum members say, can get caught between the yellow plastic and the lower facia, and over time, the relative motion between the two parts can cause abrasion of the car’s clear coat.

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Article is from last year but I've been seeing this ALOT! I actually think the race yellow makes the car pop even more. image
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 4 weeks ago '04        #2
JayR04  132 heat pts132
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Take that ish off bruh
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 4 weeks ago '11        #3
Unattached  46 heat pts46
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It looks dumb af
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 4 weeks ago '07        #4
Cambury  40 heat pts40
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Kept mine off and n*ggas told me take them off now everyone keeping them on.
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 4 weeks ago '11        #5
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Actually seen someone with that dumb shyt in my area.

 4 weeks ago '15        #6
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most chargers i see nowadays have those sh*ts....i thought it was designed that way
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 4 weeks ago '11        #7
Anti  11 heat pts11
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Take that goofy sh*t off cuhz
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 4 weeks ago '17        #8
KingBud  1 heat pts1
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Not for me...

 4 weeks ago '17        #9
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I'm kinda indifferent. They look a little weird, but they do protect the bumper from curb rash.

Nobody better be putting these sh*ts on a Base Model Charger or V6 Challenger tho. Matter of fact, if you own a V6 Challenger just trade it in. No grown man should own that car. Leave that to the strippers
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 4 weeks ago '13        #10
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I like the look especially on the black chargers
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 4 weeks ago '17        #11
Lazy  4 heat pts4
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It looks really good with matching brake calipers
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 4 weeks ago '14        #12
guccibandana  9 heat pts9
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Leave em on. They look cool, get more girls
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 4 weeks ago '07        #13
young mad  1 heat pts1
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They look dope
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 4 weeks ago '16        #14
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That yellow isn’t poppin I’d take a carbon fibre one tho
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 4 weeks ago '17        #15
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 justin747 said
I'm kinda indifferent. They look a little weird, but they do protect the bumper from curb rash.

Nobody better be putting these sh*ts on a Base Model Charger or V6 Challenger tho. Matter of fact, if you own a V6 Challenger just trade it in. No grown man should own that car. Leave that to the strippers

Fam how you crowbar that into the convo?!




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 4 weeks ago '15        #16
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I’ve seen cats with them sh*ts painted other colors
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 4 weeks ago '15        #17
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 Ace dealer said
most chargers i see nowadays have those sh*ts....i thought it was designed that way
Same. I thought it was to let u know it was an srt8 or a factory modded.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #18
justin747  51 heat pts51
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 one il matt 56 said
Fam how you crowbar that into the convo?!






I'll never stop hating on the V6 dudes. My homie who used to sh*t on me when I had a V6 "Muscle Car". He told me I'd do the same thing when I got a V8 cause everybody does.

He was 1000% right
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 4 weeks ago '18        #19
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 justin747 said
I'm kinda indifferent. They look a little weird, but they do protect the bumper from curb rash.

Nobody better be putting these sh*ts on a Base Model Charger or V6 Challenger tho. Matter of fact, if you own a V6 Challenger just trade it in. No grown man should own that car. Leave that to the strippers

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 4 weeks ago '15        #20
ChoAssUp  78 heat pts78
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Okay
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 4 weeks ago '17        #21
justin747  51 heat pts51
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 BlaqThum said


Not for me but dude did a really good job installing that. That's impressive

 4 weeks ago '05        #22
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....See Too Many Dumb n*ggas with These. Take That sh*t Off...

n*ggas Got The Nerve To Call This A "Mod"
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 4 weeks ago '17        #23
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This whole time I thought if they had the yellow splitters meant it was a scat pack

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 4 weeks ago '16        #24
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 justin747 said
I'm kinda indifferent. They look a little weird, but they do protect the bumper from curb rash.

Nobody better be putting these sh*ts on a Base Model Charger or V6 Challenger tho. Matter of fact, if you own a V6 Challenger just trade it in. No grown man should own that car. Leave that to the strippers
The GT only comes in V6
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 4 weeks ago '17        #25
justin747  51 heat pts51
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 Stryder said
The GT only comes in V6
Charger GT is fine. I don't expect people to buy a Charger in a V8. I don't really see a Charger as a muscle car.

Now if you get a V6 Challenger...



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