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Old 05-15-2009, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 Civic - grill block & fake vent covers

I have been playing with this for a while. I am still working on it. I covered the fake vents. And made a partial lower grill block. I based these on the "Worlds Fastest Civic". They made from plexiglass, spray painted black and held on with doubleback tape.

I still want to make an air dam. I am considering using either plastic lawn edging or aluminum flashing, and attaching it with pop-rivets.

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I like the license plate relocate, too. It's just awkward looking in the factory location.

Do you ever use AC?
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I have the '04 version of that and did similar covers for those indents.
I'm actually thinking of opening them and using those to bring the air into the radiator
so I can clean up the center line and go for a better, over the car flow.
The Civics grill, (yours and mine) remind me of this thread
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ille-7838.html
about the 'self closing grill'.
I had an upper grill block but took it off during this warmer weather.
That's why I'm looking at the lower block with maybe an air dam/splitter,
using the 'vents' in front of the wheels as the entry for the cooling.
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Thats a nice job. Any numbers yet?

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Thanks! I rarely use the AC. I am more likely to roll the windows dwon, except on the very hottest days.
I drove down to PA and was averaging about 42-43mpg which is slightly higher than I have gotten before (usually around 41-42mpg). Then I hit a traffic back up, stop and go traffic. I was a little worried about engine temps, but the engine stayed in normal range. BTW, I love the navigate alternatice feature on my Tom Tom GPS.
I need to rework the covers some as the douple back tape isn't quite holding. I might try pop rivets, though I am very hesitant to start drilling my car body.

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