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Old 02-20-2017, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally added side skirt.

Seems to help. I drive 360 miles total every other weekend to take my kids home and I never made it above 34mpg on my Fiesta. Last two trips I averaged 35 then 35.3mpg. With a mix of up hill and downhill. Seems to be with the 22.00 I spent. Same gas station also.


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Old 02-21-2017, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How do you attach them? Any thoughts about adding spats to the ends?
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I just us screws with lock washers.

ProFlex ProFlex 6 ft. Paver Edging in Black-1260-HD - The Home Depot

Not sure about adding spats yet. Just wanted to see if the screws vibrate loose first.
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Looks like mayb just an inch or two extension below the running board, no? I like that it is in black though. I used white gutter, cut it, painted it flat black. But you can imagine I have had to repaint in whole or part twice since installing because any scratch exposes white under the black.
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Looks good. Subtle, could probably have gone lower but it's almost certainly going to have no negative consequences at that length.
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ProFlex ProFlex 6 ft. Paver Edging in Black-1260-HD - The Home Depot

Not sure about adding spats yet. Just wanted to see if the screws vibrate loose first.
Installed upside down, right?

ProFlex ProFlex 6 ft. Paver Edging in Black-1260-HD - The Home Depot


I wonder about the other sizes available, like with deeper vertical flanges for instance.

What's this one, about 1-3/4" deep?
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Wow...i guess every Lilttke bit helps but I wonder if gping closer to the ground would help more?
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Let it grind, right?

There're lots of things that would help more. This would be about ROI. Maximum Return On minimal Investment.

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