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Old 09-25-2018, 05:47 AM
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Need to replace the 3 piece front air dam on my 2017 base vert. Where is the best place to order it from?
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:36 AM
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While you can get a good price online, you have to deal with shipping. Big parts are not very well handled by the Brown truck. I'd suggest that you order them from your dealer. Yes it will cost more, but if the part is damaged in shipment, it's their problem ot yours.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:28 AM
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I just purchased a center piece for my '17 GS from Amazon. $41.47 free shipping. Got it in 2 days. I imagine they sell all 3 pieces but not sure.

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Originally Posted by rrsperry View Post
While you can get a good price online, you have to deal with shipping. Big parts are not very well handled by the Brown truck. ...
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I just purchased a center piece for my '17 GS from Amazon. $41.47 free shipping.
Having a small internet business it always amazes me the deal that Amazon obviously cut with UPS and probably the Post Office. Much of my large customer business, a very high percent of my volume, is shipped by UPS. I get a minimal discount from UPS. In my prior life we were getting 65 - 75% discounts from them and others.

My shipping MO is to quote a high shipping charge to those large customers but say it's "No Charge" if you provide your UPS number! 99% take that option and UPS picks the package up at no cost to me! They get much better rates than I can leverage! Do the same with DHL for overseas shipments. Works but a bit frustrating as it's certainly NOT cost justified by UPS etc- Robinson-Patman!

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What is the actual name of the front air dams? I did a search on Amazon and only C4 to C6 parts comes up when searching for "air dam"...
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What is the actual name of the front air dams? I did a search on Amazon and only C4 to C6 parts comes up when searching for "air dam"...
"air dam"

https://www.google.com/search?q=air+...nt=firefox-b-1

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Old 09-25-2018, 07:21 PM
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The official name is "deflector".
evilBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-2015-C...YAAMXQlgtSqJXL
Online parts manual - https://chevrolet.7zap.com/en/corvette/52933-2017/

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That looks like a nice kit on ebay but it says for a 2014/2015 c7 when I enter my 2017 it comes up that the part will not fit?
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