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Old 07-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks for this thread. I love the clarity and detail of your posts.

Edit: I agree about the spacing from the exhaust on the under panel. I ended up cutting 12''wide x 24''long around the catalytic converter. It seems to be getting better cooling now as there is some air flow along the exhaust, which I've found is important in warmer weather. I'm sure this has added some turbulence, but it's probably quite minimal since the mpg has been creeping up since I've done it. I think the underbelly is good for a solid 3mpg on my Festy.

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