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Old 06-05-2008, 12:05 AM   #18 (permalink)
Xringer
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Grill blocks

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Originally Posted by cwarnar View Post
Sorry to kick up the thread again but I an Altima Driver myself and seem to syuck in the 31-33 mpg area. I think the only gains I can make now are aero mods.

I was reviewing this thread and looking at:

-Lowering
-Wheel skirts
-Grilleblock (there sure are lotsa' openings up there)
-Mirror delete (it may be the pic, but they look huge)
-Airdam or bellypan

Does anyone have any recommendations on brands for lowering springs/shocks? I am also going to be removing the bumper and putting in the grill blocks? Based on the car above would you recommend filling in all areas? I was thinking the fog holes and top grille for sure, just not sure about the lower hole.



I also need to see if it is legal to do the mirror delete. Any and all advice is appreciated.
I would block off and smooth out the whole lower bumper, but only
if the bottom half of the upper intake was lined up well with the radiator.

(A lot of the upper intake on my CRV was higher than the radiator).

Then, I would hook up an SG2 see if the upper intake would do the job..
If it was okay, I would then put a smooth block across the top half of the upper intake. Take that notch out of the hood's leading edge. Make it smooth.

Can someone photo shop that? The only intake would be the lower half of the upper grill.
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