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Old 07-10-2018, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Chin Spoiler and Lower Grille block combo questions

Hey folks,
I want to pick your brains a little.
First, I recently hit my best mileage ever, at 567.1 miles on one tank of gas in 97 Crown Vic (On a trip to Indy from NY).
I was so excited about it, that I thought about it a ton, and that I couldn't wait to get home and get the next mods done.
I had a lower grille block made from sheet aluminum from my last car (93 Grand Marquis) that fits decently on the front.
I also had a Mach1 chin spoiler I really wanted to add.
So I installed both of these and now returned back to Indy again for work.

On my record setting trip, my low fuel light came on at 485.3 miles.
On this trip, it came on at 488.7 miles.
I know there's always a ton of variables, like the fact it was over 20 degrees warmer out on the second trip.

I expected these two mods to make a bit more of a difference.
However, I'm starting to think that the forward angle of the chin spoiler is actually killing my mileage and not helping as much as it should.

What say you EcoModders?
It's self-tapped in, and if needed, I will remove it for the trip back home to see if it makes a difference.

Thank you for the input.

-ryan s.








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1997 Ford Crown Victoria HPP- "Tank of Justice III" 193k - 578.9 miles on ONE tank
2003 Mercury Marauder- 61k, not so fuel efficient; #1,548 of 11,052
2008 Lincoln Navigator L - 186k (don't ask about mpg)

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