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Old 08-31-2009, 02:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JeepNmpg2 View Post
I'm trying for a best of both worlds approach, not to say I might not remove the offending roof cargo rack for a long trip if not in use or I can't ecomod around it (which I'm still dreaming up now). I know I can't have everything, but I do know what I'm not willing to give up, so I need to compromise for them.
I'm all for the quick and simple bolt on mods. Hell, if they work well enough you could probably make a few bucks building them.

Originally Posted by JeepNmpg2 View Post
Definately man. I've been actually fairly inspired by some of your mods, but in particular to the underpan, I'm drawing up a hinged airdam/underpan combo unit that airtightly clips on to the existing bracketry on my bull bar and to the lower side of the axel. I'll only be using it on long trips, so as long as it can travel four to six inches, I should be fine. I'll make sure to post whatever I figure out.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with I have yet to find time to truly finish mine, but so far the results have been good, so I'm not going to complain. I think next step on my list is to cover over the back side of the back bumper. I don't know for sure if air gets up in there, but with the new smoother underbody I'm guessing its more likely it does. That thing is kind of like a parashoot from the looks of things. I found a big old piece of foam board that I was going to use for now, if it seems to help I may see about replacing it with some corogated plastic.

Adjusted for my driving habits. 80%city/20%Highway.
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