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    Newbie CRaines002's Avatar
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    Default 2008 Tahoe Hybrid Front Bumper

    Does anyone have a 2008 Tahoe Hybrid? I recently removed the plastic piece from the bottom of the bumper. After removing the plastic piece the bumper looks a little unfinished. Has anyone else had this problem or removed this piece? Suggestions?

    thanks!!!
    Chris Raines

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    my neighbor has a white one. i think your gas mileage will be reduced slightly if you remove it. not sure if he's tried to take his off.
    ROTARYENGINEPETE
    '07 GMC SIERRA SLT | Z71 | 4X4 | 5.3L FF

    LIFT:
    ROUGH COUNTRY 3" PREMIUM SUSPENSION LIFT + ADD-A-LEAF
    18" ATX THUG WHEELS
    33" NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLER TIRES
    EBC SPORT ROTORS
    EBC YELLOW STUFF BRAKE PADS
    LIGHTING:
    HELLA/VVME 4300K HID LOW BEAMS

    HELLA BLACK MAGIC OFFROAD LIGHTS
    ANZO USA PROJECTORS HEADLIGHTS
    ANZO USA LED TAIL LIGHTS
    ENGINE:
    K&N 63 SERIES INTAKE
    MAGNAFLOW CATBACK D.O.S.I.F.T. EXHAUST
    BULLYDOG TRIPLE DOG GT TUNER

    PULSTAR IGNITORS
    OPTIMA RED TOP
    DRIVETRAIN:
    YUKON 4.56 GEARS
    MAG-HYTEC DIFF COVER
    CORVETTE SERVO
    TRANSGO SHIFT KIT
    Z-PACK 3-4 CLUTCH
    REBUILT WARN XFER CASE
    BODY:
    RUNCOOL HOOD LOUVERS
    FULL WEATHERTECH VISORS/BUGSHIELDS
    DUPONT BEDLINER

    DEEZEE BLACK DIAMOND PLATE BED CAPS
    BULLDOG LOCKING SPORT FUEL DOOR
    DOOR MOLDINGS REMOVED
    CUSTOM WIRE MESH GRILL
    BUSHWACKER BOSS FENDER FLARES
    CB THRU GLASS RADIO ANTENNA

    5.5sec 0-60mph on pavement (5.2sec running E85), and a little less in 3 feet of muddy water

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    Yes, that lower air dam is there for a reason to help push the air around the vehicle instead of dragging from the bottom side. Just like racing, the lower to the ground the less air to slow you down.
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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    thats a nice tahoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Yes, that lower air dam is there for a reason to help push the air around the vehicle instead of dragging from the bottom side. Just like racing, the lower to the ground the less air to slow you down.
    Welcome to the site!
    I agree w above.
    If possible I would put it back on, why did you take it off??
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    I just didn't like the look of it. I like the original Tahoe bumper better!
    Chris Raines

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    So if you could afford to buy a Hybrid, why didnt you just buy a regular Tahoe and not worry about the extra 2mpg, since you took the air damn off the hybrid anyway you just wasted the extra cost over a regular Hybrid, I suppose you dont like the special hybrid wheels either and will take those off too, those are specially made to be lighter as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    So if you could afford to buy a Hybrid, why didnt you just buy a regular Tahoe and not worry about the extra 2mpg, since you took the air damn off the hybrid anyway you just wasted the extra cost over a regular Hybrid, I suppose you dont like the special hybrid wheels either and will take those off too, those are specially made to be lighter as well.
    Ummm, for 2009 these are the numbers (its a bit more than 2mpg in the city):

    TAHOE HYBRID 6.0L 4WD
    20/20 mpg (avg 520mile range)

    TAHOE 5.3L 4WD
    14/20 mpg (avg 442mile range)

    TAHOE HYBRID 6.0L 2WD
    21/22 mpg (avg 559mile range)

    TAHOE 5.3L 2WD
    14/20 mpg (avg 442mile range)

    TAHOE 6.2L 4WD
    9/14 mpg (avg 299mile range)


    ROTARYENGINEPETE
    '07 GMC SIERRA SLT | Z71 | 4X4 | 5.3L FF

    LIFT:
    ROUGH COUNTRY 3" PREMIUM SUSPENSION LIFT + ADD-A-LEAF
    18" ATX THUG WHEELS
    33" NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLER TIRES
    EBC SPORT ROTORS
    EBC YELLOW STUFF BRAKE PADS
    LIGHTING:
    HELLA/VVME 4300K HID LOW BEAMS

    HELLA BLACK MAGIC OFFROAD LIGHTS
    ANZO USA PROJECTORS HEADLIGHTS
    ANZO USA LED TAIL LIGHTS
    ENGINE:
    K&N 63 SERIES INTAKE
    MAGNAFLOW CATBACK D.O.S.I.F.T. EXHAUST
    BULLYDOG TRIPLE DOG GT TUNER

    PULSTAR IGNITORS
    OPTIMA RED TOP
    DRIVETRAIN:
    YUKON 4.56 GEARS
    MAG-HYTEC DIFF COVER
    CORVETTE SERVO
    TRANSGO SHIFT KIT
    Z-PACK 3-4 CLUTCH
    REBUILT WARN XFER CASE
    BODY:
    RUNCOOL HOOD LOUVERS
    FULL WEATHERTECH VISORS/BUGSHIELDS
    DUPONT BEDLINER

    DEEZEE BLACK DIAMOND PLATE BED CAPS
    BULLDOG LOCKING SPORT FUEL DOOR
    DOOR MOLDINGS REMOVED
    CUSTOM WIRE MESH GRILL
    BUSHWACKER BOSS FENDER FLARES
    CB THRU GLASS RADIO ANTENNA

    5.5sec 0-60mph on pavement (5.2sec running E85), and a little less in 3 feet of muddy water

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotaryenginepete View Post
    Ummm, for 2009 these are the numbers (its a bit more than 2mpg in the city):

    TAHOE HYBRID 6.0L 4WD

    20/20 mpg (avg 520mile range)

    TAHOE 5.3L 4WD
    14/20 mpg (avg 442mile range)

    TAHOE HYBRID 6.0L 2WD
    21/22 mpg (avg 559mile range)

    TAHOE 5.3L 2WD
    14/20 mpg (avg 442mile range)

    TAHOE 6.2L 4WD
    9/14 mpg (avg 299mile range)

    Well then even more so! Why on earth would you spend the money on a hybrid just to take it apart and defeat the purpose and cost of one?
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Well then even more so! Why on earth would you spend the money on a hybrid just to take it apart and defeat the purpose and cost of one?
    taking the airdam off doesn't defeat the purpose of owning one. there is a lot more that goes into getting higher efficiency out of that motor than just an airdam. the xfe model trucks have front airdams, and that gains a mile per gallon increase. so taking it off isn't going to defeat the purpose of owning the truck, its still going to get much better gas mileage and range than a regular tahoe, with the added power of a 6.0L.
    ROTARYENGINEPETE
    '07 GMC SIERRA SLT | Z71 | 4X4 | 5.3L FF

    LIFT:
    ROUGH COUNTRY 3" PREMIUM SUSPENSION LIFT + ADD-A-LEAF
    18" ATX THUG WHEELS
    33" NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLER TIRES
    EBC SPORT ROTORS
    EBC YELLOW STUFF BRAKE PADS
    LIGHTING:
    HELLA/VVME 4300K HID LOW BEAMS

    HELLA BLACK MAGIC OFFROAD LIGHTS
    ANZO USA PROJECTORS HEADLIGHTS
    ANZO USA LED TAIL LIGHTS
    ENGINE:
    K&N 63 SERIES INTAKE
    MAGNAFLOW CATBACK D.O.S.I.F.T. EXHAUST
    BULLYDOG TRIPLE DOG GT TUNER

    PULSTAR IGNITORS
    OPTIMA RED TOP
    DRIVETRAIN:
    YUKON 4.56 GEARS
    MAG-HYTEC DIFF COVER
    CORVETTE SERVO
    TRANSGO SHIFT KIT
    Z-PACK 3-4 CLUTCH
    REBUILT WARN XFER CASE
    BODY:
    RUNCOOL HOOD LOUVERS
    FULL WEATHERTECH VISORS/BUGSHIELDS
    DUPONT BEDLINER

    DEEZEE BLACK DIAMOND PLATE BED CAPS
    BULLDOG LOCKING SPORT FUEL DOOR
    DOOR MOLDINGS REMOVED
    CUSTOM WIRE MESH GRILL
    BUSHWACKER BOSS FENDER FLARES
    CB THRU GLASS RADIO ANTENNA

    5.5sec 0-60mph on pavement (5.2sec running E85), and a little less in 3 feet of muddy water

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