What's that Annoying plastic/black piece under the Front of the Car?
Everytime I pull up to a parking spot I hear that thing hit...it's really annoying. It's right under the front spoiler on my R/T road and track. Even worse now the front of it is like hanging off...lol. I guess it got caught on too many parking spots. Anyway, I know a guy with a shop i'll bring it to and have him put it on the lift. But I thought I remember reading where others have removed this piece completely......what exactly is this peace and what is its purpose? I'm thinking I should just remove it completely but I thought I remembered reading that it helps if you run over a puddle of water in the rain or something....it protects the engine or some crap?
thanks for the name of that piece. I actually park great, and in 2.5 years haven't gotten a single scratch ANYWHERE on my car...oh boy, I hope I didn't just jinx myself. Actually, part of the problem with that "BELLY PAN" is that it's BELLY is too big, hopefully not like yours.....:P What happens is...since I'm in California...alot of times at night it gets into the 40's. Now get this....I park MANY INCHES AWAY FROM THE PARKING SPOT but what happens is usually when I get home from work/gym, whatever...it's in the 70's, maybe even as high as the 90's. At night it often times drops down to the 30's or 40's. The plastic morphs to some degree because when I park at night I can park close to the parking spot and back up and do it over and over with NO CATCH ON THAT PIECE.
But the very next morning, it'll almost always catch. There isn't a scracth though on my spoiler or front of my car...or anywhere for that matter.
With that being said, is there any reason I couldn't just remove the "belly pan?" Or should I just fasten it back?
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The belly pan is a part of the structural support of the fascia and fenders but you CAN remove it if you fasten down the fascia with zip ties. Here is a thread with that info. What you are looking for is halfway down the first post. http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/...ad.php?t=62948
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you just Gladiated the info I was looking for man, THANKS! LOL.......as far as the responses go I laughed it off....I park AWAY from everyone which is part of the reason i've been fortunate enough to NOT have any scratches on my car...let's hope that trend continues..lol. The problem is as I said...in my apt. complex parking I can't park TOO FAR OUT from the spot or else i'd be in the drive-way where people pass and someone coming thru drunk would bust the back of my car up....so I park a few inches away from the bumper and when I get home, no problem. But when the weather changes like that, that belly pan plastic morphs and its so damn voluminous it snags.
I thought about parking "backwards" but the spot is so tight and when I get home i'm tired as hell especially if I were out having a few drinks the last thing I want to think about is backing up into a tight ass spot in reverse where I have little room to maneuver.
It's probably aerodynamics or protecting the underside of the engine. I wouldn't take it off but you can if you want to and that thread shows how to do it with relative safety. The SRT engineers probably think windows should go down when entering a drive through as well.
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