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Old 08-17-2017, 04:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it's funny that the clearance you have with your new airdam is greater than the stock ground clearance on my Firefly. After airdam + lowering, I'm down to under 3 inches... and scraping often!

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Old 08-18-2017, 12:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah it sits pretty high... the first gen odyssey was built on an accord chassis. Seems logical that ride height could be returned to accord height.
I am surprised by the difference in economy. If 15% is that easy to attain, shame on the car manufacturers!
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15% is phenomenal I'm looking at throwing something on my explorer for summer time would pull off for winter most likely due to Wisconsin snow. Figure if I can get 5-10% with that I may just be able to push 30 mpg. Keep posted with more tanks to let us know if improvement is holding or u just had a perfect foot for a tank.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If 15% is that easy to attain, shame on the car manufacturers!
I was checking out my cousin's new F-150 last weekend.

Ford did a bang up job on the front chin spoiler, don't think they left too much on the table on that project.

Of course the truck still looks like a brick.
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westygo: do you keep a public fuel log?
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No, I don't keep a log at all, just check every fill-up. I've had this car for 4 months. Consistently 10.8 L/100 km mixed driving.
I do notice that the speedo reads high according to those radar signs that tell you your speed. It reads 4km/hr high at 45 and 6 or 7 km/hr high at 80.
So I am likely not going as far as my odometer says I am. Another manufacturer trick to make us think we are getting better mileage than we actually are?
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Yeah it sits pretty high... the first gen odyssey was built on an accord chassis. Seems logical that ride height could be returned to accord height.
I am surprised by the difference in economy. If 15% is that easy to attain, shame on the car manufacturers!
Yeah, that's a pretty huge gain to get from just an airdam. Carmakers in their infinite wisdom decided that interior space is worth big sacrifices in other areas. Case in point: That big honking spare tire well underneath the middle of the car!

7.5" of ground clearance is still a good amount considering that is after the air dam. I believe I have about 4" thanks to the wheel deflectors in front of the tires, my car scrapes more than the bro's lowered miata!

You guys are making me want to build a splitter for my car. It would help complete the look, since i've got that partial box cavity, or "drag wing" as some car people have called it sticking out the back of my car.
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Grille and fog lamp socket blocks

Still need to clean them up. Will install with black silicone.


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Old 09-26-2017, 11:08 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You're not going to make the upper block more easily removable? (Silicone.)
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I figured silicone was a good removable solution. What do you suggest?

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