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Old 07-21-2019, 02:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
woodstock74
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TBD - '17 Toyota Corolla LE
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So some updates. The front underfloor on the Corolla LE looked like this:



Two things, I removed the center tow hook which can just be seen and I purchased the front underfloor off of the LE Eco, which simply bolts over what you see here.

This is what the LE Eco front underfloor. For $29 I couldn't resist. However, the other LE Eco underfloor panels are much more expensive and I don't think I'll be purchasing them:


The area ahead of the front wheel spats is a ugly concavity:


So I've created a panel to cover it:


Frankly I don't expect any noticable gains from these panels to be honest. But maybe they'll surprise me. I'll give them a squirt of paint and fill any gaps with Drip-Chek. Also noticed a gap along the flange for the spats that I'll fill as well.

I also created a panel aft of the rear wheel to close up the gap between the parachute rear fender and the exhaust. I did it more to create a mounting panel for an eventual pontoon fender to clean up the aero aft of the rear wheels. For some reason I don't have a photo of that but I'll grab one later.
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