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Old 11-27-2007, 11:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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0.34 - original Cd

-.08 - lowering (that's massive! and it's the only time I've seen it quantified)
-.025 - full grille block
-.015 - mirrors deletion (doesn't mention wipers though)
-.01 - full belly pan

I suspect they couldn't mod the door handles or add skirts in order to keep within the "stock" definition for bodywork. Probably a class thing.

EDIT: the slide isn't exactly comprehensive. It doesn't address the decklid extension or the smooth wheel covers...
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