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Old 07-15-2017, 08:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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So, guys, I've made my first mod! I ended up doing a partial belly pan, while deleting the air scoop under the bumper cover... Car runs less than 5* hotter, and it now takes only 27.5-29% load to keep 55mph... Instant readings at 55mph are in the 48-50mpg range...

Best part, is I already had the 4x8' sheet of coro, so this mod only cost me $3(screws)
Once I figure out something for hosting my images, I'll post some pics of what I've got...

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Old 07-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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So, guys, I've made my first mod! I ended up doing a partial belly pan, while deleting the air scoop under the bumper cover... Car runs less than 5* hotter, and it now takes only 27.5-29% load to keep 55mph... Instant readings at 55mph are in the 48-50mpg range...

Best part, is I already had the 4x8' sheet of coro, so this mod only cost me $3(screws)
Once I figure out something for hosting my images, I'll post some pics of what I've got...
Your already meeting the cobalt XFE readings at 55mph

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Old 07-16-2017, 12:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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There you are, tomorrow I will cut into the wiring so I can tow the L next week with the motorhome.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:21 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I had an ion, and I deleted the air diverting flap in favor of a piece of Coroplast between the bumper cover and radiator. I never once saw increased temps from this because that panel makes the air tat goes through the lower grill more efficient. Also worth a look would be removing the bumper cover and sealing between it and the radiator, then you could likely block not only the upper grill, but part of the lower one, too, as you only need 1/6th your radiator area in grill under ideal circumstances. Also, a belly pan between the rear of the floor and rear bumper is hugely beneficial, maybe flexible rubber would work better than the coroplast I used.
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I switched to a set of factory 16" alloy wheels and a 205/55 tire, because that was cheaper than buying a whole set of 195-65-15, fuel economy has dropped 10-15% due to the wider tire, and it might stick out more into the airstream around the bottom of the wheelwells...

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