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Old 12-15-2012, 03:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Beechnut tobacco or baby food?

I guess that it is too late now, but that lettering idea should have helped some. I do not have any patience for ignorant people and I hate how people react when you do something different.

When I was in junior high, I was always late to class, so I started walking faster. Much faster. I have passed joggers and wanted to ask them if they realized they were going walking speed.

There is a big one-story mall where "speedwalkers" like to exercise indoors. I hate malls and that one is out of my way, but whenever I find myself there I tend to walk around until I find some, then pass them easily. They seem to be working so hard!

People actually act upset when I walk faster than them.

I wish that I could hit people with a pool noodle when they ask a question starting with "Why don't you just." If I explain myself, they reword their question, and I stop talking to people who ask questions, but do not listen to the answers.

Survival just seems too easy sometimes.

Greasemonkee, I am sorry that your modifications did not work out for you.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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That's sad to hear! White coro would have spared you a ton of looks. Its funny how geographic location can change people's perception so drastically! I know for 40 per month month I would put up with the looks. What is it that you do for work? Are you delivering or making sales as well? I know that in some circumstances public perception can be very important to you job.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The front air dam is still in place.

All parts are still intact and easily replaceable if the notion hits, such as a nasty fuel spike.

I deliver pharmaceutical drugs to doctor's offices and hospitals throughout the mountains. The extreme elevation changes burn up rotors frequently so I'll be pondering over an under-vehicle thermos system or way to bleed off some kinetic energy over the next few days.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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So what people think doesn't really matter This is actually bugging me, its like the bullies winning. I bet you could see almost as good benefit while being a little more subtle in the design? I found a really nice odyssey online with a subtle airdam.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #25 (permalink)
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or you could go all out
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I did a little photochop for you. You probably cant lower the van much with the weight you carry?
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yeah,Adam probably had a good laugh the first time he laid eyes on Eve too!
Guess it all work out okay though,once he got to pokin' around this new 'form.'
With 6,500,000,000 folks on the planet now,the initial laughter has definitely turned into different behavior.
Appreciate your trying.The Odyssey was lookin' really good.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thought I would post an update - fuel prices exceeded my breaking point along with a cut in our fuel surcharge. So this round yielded an increase of 2.0-2.5 mpg conservatively; it must have been the large front air dam and the skirts together acting against each other? I've gone to a smaller grill block/air dam since the initial setup.


Hate I missed the post above ^. I like the kammback, and wish it were possible to lower the Odyssey, but the price of springs would take a while to justify the money spent, plus sometimes she gets loaded down with 1300lb.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #29 (permalink)
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So, would you also consider to convert it to manual transmission?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:47 PM   #30 (permalink)
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No room for the shifter due to the lack of interior space. Might could put it in the center of the dash, but that may be difficult

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