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Old 09-06-2008, 12:19 AM   #103 (permalink)
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The Latest Piece Of The Puzzle

So I found time yesterday and today to throw together the next piece of the giant SUV puzzle. First image is a before shot. it started raining so I just threw it on to do a little testing. I've found in town the Jeep coasts a hell of a lot longer. But over about 40mph it starts to make noise. Plus I looked at it after testing and found it hangs a little lower in the front then the back. So if I manage to get some time tomorrow, I'm going to see about taking it off and tweaking it a bit. I did some creasing tests on a piece of scrap metal so I think I'm going to add some to this for strength. Plus some foam between the panel and anywhere it touches the Jeep.

Initial test at 55mph before adjustment showed slightly higher MPG's. So it looks promising.
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