Front chin spoiler

Discussion in '2016 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma' started by tacojoel, Feb 24, 2022.

  1. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Anyone notice any ill effects when removed? I had to remove mine to get at the engine skid plate bolts, and ease of installing the plate back on when doing an oil change the other day. Decided to leave it off for now.
     
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Took mine off the day I brought 'er home. No effects on mpgs or performance that I could tell.
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Well thats good to hear. Was worried also removing it if down force would be affected...lol
     
  5. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Only downforce I've noticed is when I get a stupid-a$$-driver pull out in front of me! LOL
     
  6. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    I took mine off for awhile but wound up putting it back on. Mine, a 2wd sr5 seemed more twitchy on windy days or side drafts from big trucks. I liked the looks better with it off but settled for a little more stability. You shouldn't have to take it off to get to you're skid plate bolts, it's flexible enough to just push it forward to get to the bolts, granted it's easier without it being there but not that big a deal with it installed.
     
  7. BennyBoy

    BennyBoy Active Member

    First day off roading, thing got tore off. Never even picked it up.
     
  8. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I've had mine off and back on twice. Like TacoTruck I've noticed some sway on windybdays or when passing 18 wheelers. I prefer the look with it off, but I chose a more stable drive and put it back on. I think the TRD off road model doesn't have it, but they may have compensated for wind draft in other ways.
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Well, i drove my usual 50 mile round trip to see a friend in another city the other day. With the chin spoiler removed i immediately noticed more wind noise, and little more than 1 mpg loss in fuel economy driving mostly at 60 mph speeds. I've driven these same roads, and same speeds many times before, so i know now with this spoiler removed there is definitely a reason toyota put it there.
     
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  10. BennyBoy

    BennyBoy Active Member

    Very scientific.
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Idk about scientific, but those were my initial findings. I'm going to run without the spoiler for a couple more months to see if this holds the same. Right now i'm leaning to reinstall it if all this holds true.
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I was going to make a joke and the punch line was
    Chin spoiler :p
    I refrain.
     

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