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Old 08-13-2008, 08:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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EcoVibe - '07 Pontiac Vibe base
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Originally Posted by justpassntime View Post
Super nice job on the recycling project. Hmmm, my neighbors are on vacation....they have a garage door...old too, they probably wouldn't even notice.

Have you noticed any difference yet? Mileage or quieter ride?

The wheel air deflectors, those are the little strips under the car in front of the tire? I saw on a Honda site that they call them strakes. Could make them slightly larger or just add an air dam.
LOL ... they might notice that one. The garage doors we took out were from like the 1950's. I had planned on taking all the metal to the recycler to get the cash, but figured they would be perfect for this mod (and they were). You can get .40 aluminum for pretty cheap (maybe $1 per square foot I think).

It does seem to be getting better mileage and I am keeping a before and after log. It is also a little more quiet yes. I think it will help even more when I do the whole bottom.

Not sure about the air dam. I've been debating that one a lot as well. I think you're right, maybe just make them a tad larger like they are on the '09 Vibe. They made them bigger for a reason I guess.

Last edited by Markmysite; 08-13-2008 at 03:00 PM..
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