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Old 04-05-2014, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Odd findings.

Tried to block the lower opening on the sides to prevent some excess flow into the engine bay and the pieces I was using was just enough to block the excess air, but not enough to reduce intake into the radiator.

The oil temp comes up faster and runs 10f hotter, the nose of the car feels VERY nervous and anyone passing me on the hwy (which is everyone) calls for a counter effort to stay straight.

Now, in 2 A/B tests so far, with them adds about 4% better mpg than without, but I took them off and looked at where the air goes and it provides air for ventilation slots behind the tire spats.

It's got me to thinking that some of the 'wheel well air curtains' that some of the german cars have might be something interesting to try.

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