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Old 02-21-2016, 12:39 PM   #98 (permalink)
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02 Escape - '02 Ford Escape
90 day: 17.99 mpg (US)

87 Comanche - '87 Jeep MJ
90 day: 24.21 mpg (US)
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I built a partial grille block from a rubbermaid office trashcan and zip-tied it to the grille for my Jeep MJ, pictured. Since the 2.5s run hot I did not wish to block it entirely for year-round daily driver use.

Also shown a homebuilt lower air dam which was made from an 80s S-10 air dam riveted to the factory one; it is reinforced behind with angle iron mounted to the sway bar mounts. The dam does not quite go down as far as I would like as the lower control arms are still visible... but both the dam and grille blocks have held up since 2014 with no issues. I have since gorilla-taped the gaps above and below the bumper, which has also held up despite it being tape.
15 Toyota Prius Three with solar roof - rear diffuser
08 Ferd Escape 2wd 4cyl - stock
85 Volvo 245 lowered with IPD springs and Bilsteins
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