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Old 06-17-2014, 03:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I'd follow aerohead's link, but they both look a little low to me. OTOH the bumper to fender flare transition is better, and you could just cut off the bottom 2 inches.

Have you thought about wheel spats and a half-tonneau?
Yes, I have considered a half-tonneau as well as building an aero topper for the bed. Wheel spats would take some doing as there is no good attachment points in front of the rear tires- it is only the bed wall without a flat surface on the bottom like under the cab.

Below is a better shot of the homebrew air dam. It will take some smoothing with some gorilla tape to get rid of the minute gaps.

Now that I am looking at it, I could extend it another 2" down for the lower control arms which are visible using some leftover lawn edging, and add more flaring for airflow at the tires withe remnants of the Rubbermaid trash can I used for the grill block strips.

15 Toyota Prius Three with solar roof - rear diffuser
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