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Old 03-25-2020, 10:21 AM   #311 (permalink)
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I installed a couple of louvers in the hood of my Mazda3, mostly to increase longevity of the battery in my semi-tropical climate. Besides, I was going after the classic XKE Jaguar look. :-)
Sorry to head off-topic, but do you have any pictures of these vents?

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Old 03-25-2020, 10:35 AM   #312 (permalink)
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Vman, I do not have pictures of them installed on my Mazda, but here are some pictures from the source I bought them from for both my Jeep and the Mazda. I chose them because they add a little flair to the vehicle while venting the engine bay of excessive heat.

With both my Jeep and the Mazda, I positioned between the hood braces so the hood strength was not compromised. They were placed like in the pictures:

https://www.hylineoffroad.com/jeep_p...l_hood_louvers
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:48 PM   #313 (permalink)
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For my other front clip Iíve marked the hood for about where I want the vents to go. The issue is I havenít found any pre-made ones yet, that arenít super expensive. I did however finish up my OG VX style fender vents, also trimming/folding my inner fenders to fit. Since weíre ordered to stay at home, Iím doing all the work inside my apartment. Thankfully my GF is very supportive.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:19 PM   #314 (permalink)
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That trunklid spoiler mount looks smart. You have more pictures?
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That trunklid spoiler mount looks smart. You have more pictures?
I went out and took one lol. What you seen is less of a mount and more of a brace to hold the thing up, the actual mounting is done with screws through the front part of the spoiler into the plastic trunklid endcap.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:17 PM   #316 (permalink)
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I went out and took one lol. What you seen is less of a mount and more of a brace to hold the thing up, the actual mounting is done with screws through the front part of the spoiler into the plastic trunklid endcap.
Cool. I like the way you angle the ends into the trunk lid gap, I have thought of that too, but I have not done it. I hope it holds well for ya.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:21 AM   #317 (permalink)
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I’m not sure that my mounting technique in particular could be so easily adapted to other cars. My Saturn has a plastic end cap on the trunk, all the trunks are the same between the Ion sedan and coupe, with the distinction being in the end cap. The end cap provides a nice flat surface into which to sink screws for holding the sides of the spoiler on. I don’t know what the trunk looks like on a Civic though
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I'm a fan too. My car has a similar plastic end-cap I could attach one to.
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I got bored today...

Decided to swap my Redline front clip onto my car despite it not being in paint. The ďAĒ pillar trim needs some work due to a fitment issue but Iím happy with it so far. No longer am I running a deep air dam, Iím planning to add tire air deflectors to a splitter and go with that. Splitter should go back into the engine subframe for a good start to a belly pan. Ditching the air dam lessens frontal area a little anyway. I also used the Redline side skirts which are about 1Ē lower than stock ones are. I now need to do some testing on the fender vents, Iím sure Iíll find time at some point soon, especially with work halted.
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More progress!

I swapped my other wheel set over with new front tires. Still using same tire and size and pressure, just on a much lighter wheel. Never got to weigh them though, so the true gain is a mystery. It feels good though, and despite still missing smooth covers and center caps I think Iíve gained mileage with these. More data to come!

Worth noting that prior to the wheel/tire swap with careful throttle use and on flat ground I could manage 48-50mpg instant at 60mph. I guess ditching the mirrors and the fender vents and the front tire strakes were helping?

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