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Old 08-13-2008, 03:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Location: Chicago, IL
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I do a reverse commute that is 87% highway. Even when Chicago was having those hot and humid days a week or so ago the highest I have seen is 202 while sitting at a stop light, the fans kicked on at 200 and the temp was back down to 194 in no time. As soon as I started moving after the light the temp dropped with no problems. On the highway I stay at 190 all the time. Since adding the block I think I am on my way to my best tank yet. I was actually thinking about replacing the coroplast with something more permanent like a combination of urethane foam and fiberglass which could be made smooth finish and painted. There are two other features on the bumper I would also like to fill, will post pics later. I'm also thinking about how to make an easily removable lower grill block for the winter.
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