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Old 07-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by justpassntime View Post
I had seen some black lawn edging at Home Depot that had a thicker wall than most. It was a professional grade. It would have stood up great for this use, but when I went back to get it they didn't have it. All they had was the thin stuff that I would stay away from for this project.
I belive that is the stuff that I got. They had it in 10' rolls. I cut it to fit and fixed it to the car with about 45 zipties thru holes I put in the underside of the bumper and the lawn edging. I then got one of those aluminum threaded rods and put it in the hollow loop on the bottom end of the edging, and used it to let me bend the lip to match the U shape for the bumper. Works well. I didnt have a drop in mpg, but also no gain (numbers are right where they always were) but I also do mostly low speed city driving (stop/go, about 45mph average).

i will post some pictures later.
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