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Old 01-30-2009, 05:41 PM
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If anyone finds the part number for the EXT PM me I want one!
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:00 PM
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Thanks Sportin for all your hard work on the rear air deflector!

I personally like the way the old style looks OE, and I'm sure it will look and function good on my new Denali.

I called the local Chevy dealer, they did a search for the part # you gave on the old style, and he found a couple at dealers out of state.

I called one of the dealers he gave me in Penn., they had one on their shelf, verified it had the cut-out for the third light installation, and I should get it next week.

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Old 02-28-2009, 05:08 PM
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Glad to help.

Great find cycletron...That part would be over 5 years old now!

You are virtually garanteed to have the only one in town.

I can't wait to see the pics.
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Now I am sure the main reason fo the deflector is to reduce the amount of road spray on the rear of the truck. And I am not fond of the look of the deflector. Has anyone tried putting on one of the front air dams like the tahoes or new xovers have at the bottom of the front bumper. Would serve the same purpose if it works, instead of forcing the air down from the top with the deflector, the dam may slow the air down underneath the truck to form a vacuum and do the same thing. Anyone tried the air dam yet? Just curious.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:36 PM
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It certainly looks different, but it looks a heck of a lot better than my Envoy minus the deflector for the 4th time.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:30 PM
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Nvoyus,
Can you explain, have you had problems with the GM air deflectors comming off after installation?
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:55 PM
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So the concensious is the old one is better, but how ?

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:45 PM
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Hello Cycletron

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Nvoyus,
Can you explain, have you had problems with the GM air deflectors comming off after installation?
Thank you for your question Cycletron,
Yes I have had problems after installation. I first experienced the problem Dec. 03 and Jan. 23/ 04 I left my vehicle 1 week for the repairs.
Sept. 04 I had a problem opening the door again and Oct. 13/04 it went in for repairs again. March 05 opened rear door and heard the familiar "crack". April 19th back in for repairs.
Jan. 31/09 my wife opened the door as I was coming out and I heard that lovely sound again. Well I knew that i had the same prob;lem, either out of stupidity or denial I drove with the problem. Feb. o9, driving along the highway the deflector separated completely with only the electrical to the third brake light holding it on. I got out, cut the electrical, through the deflector in the back and continued on my way. (along with much cursing)
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:16 PM
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So the concensious is the old one is better, but how ?

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Frank

Hi Frank,
I guess that's a matter of personal preference. Personally, I have a new Denali and I like the OE look of the older version. From what I've read on TrailVoy, they both function good for keeping the rear glass cleaner.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:19 PM
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Thank you for your question Cycletron,
Yes I have had problems after installation. I first experienced the problem Dec. 03 and Jan. 23/ 04 I left my vehicle 1 week for the repairs.
Sept. 04 I had a problem opening the door again and Oct. 13/04 it went in for repairs again. March 05 opened rear door and heard the familiar "crack". April 19th back in for repairs.
Jan. 31/09 my wife opened the door as I was coming out and I heard that lovely sound again. Well I knew that i had the same prob;lem, either out of stupidity or denial I drove with the problem. Feb. o9, driving along the highway the deflector separated completely with only the electrical to the third brake light holding it on. I got out, cut the electrical, through the deflector in the back and continued on my way. (along with much cursing)
Nvoyus
Sorry to here about all your problems with the air deflector Nvoyus. Can I ask if it was a GM deflector and if the dealer installed it incorrectly? As I haven't read about anybody else on TrailVoy having problems with them comming off.
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