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Old 01-28-2008, 08:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi, Moti...

Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
I have experimented with aero modding of a car quite a bit, only from a different angle, namely adding downforce to my old racecar.
You're not alone. One EM member, Stan, makes his living doing that (making race car bodies).

since we're here to discuss aero-modding than here are some of my thoughts
Those are all good mods to do. One big one that appears to be missing is a partial grille block.

Another consideration when you're shopping for your T-100 is choosing the model year. If they made them in 1996 or later, that's what I would look for. It would permit you to add a ScanGauge so you could monitor your instant/average fuel economy to adjust the nut behind the wheel & determine the in/effectiveness of mods. (As well as a multitude of other features it's good for.)

BTW, before someone asks -
Yes, I have searched the forum and yes, I just saw the aerodynamic Toyota T100 that was already built...
Pretty nice to be able to follow a pioneer! You could do worse than to simply duplicate the mods you see on Phil's truck.

Good luck truck shopping!

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