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#4524418 - 09/23/17 10:58 PM 2015 Silverado Valance Trim
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 708
Loc: Florida
After seeing some others on a few forums doing this I thought I'd give it a try. Mannaged to gain 5" of additional ground clearance in the front. Went from 8" to 13" from ground to bumper plastic. Im offroad a lot hunting, fishing, shooting, ect.. and the thing was too low for that [censored]; it was getting slightly chewd up anyway.
I used some masking tape and a razer knife and followed the countour of the bumper. Looking forward to some BFG KO2s and maybe a 1" level once my michelins wear out.

enjoy...

Before




And Now




I think it looks better than completly removing it. It looks "naked" without something to finnish off the bumper..
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#4524421 - 09/23/17 11:00 PM Re: 2015 Silverado Valance Trim [Re: Realtech214]
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Registered: 09/24/06
Posts: 249
Loc: midwest
It's there for fuel mileage. Keeping air out from under the truck reduces drag.

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#4524423 - 09/23/17 11:01 PM Re: 2015 Silverado Valance Trim [Re: Realtech214]
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Looks great!
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#4524432 - 09/23/17 11:19 PM Re: 2015 Silverado Valance Trim [Re: stroked93]
Realtech214 Offline


Registered: 02/01/13
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Originally Posted By: stroked93
It's there for fuel mileage. Keeping air out from under the truck reduces drag.




Yep, Chevrolet claims it adds 1 MPG. Looks are sometimes more valuable!
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#4524462 - 09/24/17 12:19 AM Re: 2015 Silverado Valance Trim [Re: Realtech214]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3709
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: Realtech214
Originally Posted By: stroked93
It's there for fuel mileage. Keeping air out from under the truck reduces drag.




Yep, Chevrolet claims it adds 1 MPG. Looks are sometimes more valuable!



Most guys who took it off claim they did indeed lose 1mpg.

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#4524520 - 09/24/17 04:33 AM Re: 2015 Silverado Valance Trim [Re: Realtech214]
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Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 1320
Loc: Michigan
Had a 2009 Silverado with the same issue with ground clearance. Sage brush removed it for me when I was out west. Never did notice any reduction in mileage or cooling capability.
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#4524670 - 09/24/17 10:03 AM Re: 2015 Silverado Valance Trim [Re: Realtech214]
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Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 486
Loc: Vienna, VA
The survey crew at the engineering and design firm I work for has some of these trucks and the lips were all falling off and torn up within 4 months of getting the trucks. They are so low. They even catch on some parking blocks.


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