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Old 04-24-2008, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My try at a partial grill block

Since from what Ive read, Dodge shadows and plymouth sundances have pretty bad aerodynamics, 0.42 drag coefficient from most sources, I decided to try a partial grill block. Im kinda wary of blocking everything due to engine overheating.

The plastic is plastic wrap from a delicious Digiorno stuffed crust pizza. It seems fairly durable. I taped in on with clear packing tape. I then moved the front license plate up to the other side of the grill, need to get another ziptie for it.

Depending on how hot it runs I may block more of the grill. I also have that bottom opening to work with, though that may someday provide airflow for an intercooler.

'05 Outback XT, 19 mpg

BP-turbo 93 Festiva (long gone)
1/4 mile - 12.50@111.5
Best MPG - 36.8
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