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Old 01-28-2008, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi, Moti...

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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).

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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.)

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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!

Darin
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