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Old 03-22-2018, 08:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Somewhere near you vicinity there will be a recycler. At the very least Habitat for Humanity. In Bleugene Oregon it's BRING.

I've obtained a variety of materials there, Coroplast, double-wall greenhouse glazing, 1/8" ABS triangle cutoffs, sheet metal flashing, & etc. Your mileage may vary, but it would be less than full sheets for minimal cost. For a three-sided Kammback hood, I'd budget $50.

Sit in the driver seat and watch in your mirror while someone moves a shop rag or something around and note where the blind spots are. Then you can see what needs to be clear. ....or cut away. The transition onto any addition will be in the blind spot on the C-pillar.

It's good to have a plan. I try not to rush things too, eventual success counts.
...$50? Wow, from my research I calculated over $200 just for parts alone. I can see how a recycler would be a good resource though.

Maybe I could remove the rear window, rear hatch, etc. and use a kammback to double the storage space in my car...don't laugh at me for this lol.

Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
Here's a thought: It's not as good as a kamm, but you could try grabbing the trunk lid spoiler used on the Civic Hybrid of similar year. I believe Honda made a few changes to them worth 0.03-0.04, the lid spoiler being one of them. You shouldn't have a hard time finding one in a junkyard.
7th gen HCH is 0.28 and the standard sedan is 0.36 (I think).

I thought spoilers in general added drag?

How about this as a mini-kammback? Or would this add drag? Fit 2001-2005 Honda Civic Em 4-Door OE Rear Roof Window Visor Spoiler Wing 1Pc
Or these vortex generators? Fit For Roof Shark Fins Spoiler Wing Kit 9Pc Vortex Generator Evo-Style PP
Or would they not be worth it?
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