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    1st Gen Baffle Assy

    Okay I cannot resist, I am baffled...

    What is a Baffle Assy for a radiator?

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    I see the item listed in the parts book but can not place what part that it would be ? …

    Do you think it is what we call the belly pan?
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    maybe the two wings that come with the belly pan??

    From the interwebs "what is a radiator baffle":

    The radiators on these cars have two baffles on each side of the radiator, which guide air into the radiator and in fact create a higher-pressure area that helps force air through it. The front end of an LX car is actually sealed from incoming outside air.

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    1st Gen Baffle Assy

    Nice research & thought thank-you for the reply

    I do find the two side parts listed as shields:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfleduc View Post
    Okay I cannot resist, I am baffled...

    What is a Baffle Assy for a radiator?

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    I see the item listed in the parts book but can not place what part that it would be ?

    Do you think it is what we call the belly pan?
    I'd say it must be the "belly pan". It makes sense that this would be technically called a "Radiator Baffle" because it is acting as a baffle to direct air to the radiator.

    "Baffle. noun. A device used to restrain the flow of a fluid, gas, or loose material or to prevent the spreading of sound or light in a particular direction."

    Especially considering that 2nd gen has a different part number. Also consider the cost of the belly pan compared to the cost of the shields listed above. It makes sense that the belly pan (baffle) would cost 5-6 times as much as one of the side splash shields.



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    1st Gen Baffle Assy

    Nice logic there
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