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Old 05-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
A while back I did this on my truck. Instead of coroplast, I used 3/8" ripstop rubber conveyor belting. Made both an air dam and side skirts. With the conveyor belting i didn't have to sweat road debris but the side skirts made jacking the truck up for service a royal pain, so i ttok them off. the loss of MPG was minimal.

I did modify my air dam to be 6" above grade, but it's still there.

Attach the front edge of the side skirt REALLY well.
The air dam is a little annoying for service, I can't use ramps and it's hard to see the front jacking point. I don't jack it up from the side, but I should check if I can still get the scissor jack in there if I have a flat tire. I'm pretty sure I can with 6" of clearance. So far, the biggest issue is that I keep kicking them. Getting in and out of the car and even just getting something out of the car.

I keep looking at the bulk conveyor belting at Tractor Supply, but the coroplast was free.
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