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Old 11-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #301 (permalink)
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Yes !

We haven't even heard a peep in ages !

Are you still with us Andrew ?

We are all very interested to see what you have been up to. Your results are always so well documented.

I hope everything is O.K. !

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Old 11-27-2008, 09:37 AM   #302 (permalink)
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He's ALIVE!!! (...if you call dialup alive...)

Yep, AndrewJ's okay. I live south of where he is for the moment here in Missouri. I PM'd him, and he says that he's on dialup - slooooow dialup - for the time being, but he said in January that should change.

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #303 (permalink)
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:50 PM   #304 (permalink)
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Sorry for not reading all 16 pages of this thread, but I have to ask: What material is your air dam made of?

Get as specific as possible, as I'm seriously thinking about adding one to my car. In the past 2 weeks I've added rear wheel skirts and a very small undertray beneath the engine compartment, plus the grille block I've had for over a month.

And that's without a Scangauge o.O
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #305 (permalink)
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Andrew is on Dial-ip right now, and can't take your post. Please leave a message after the tone. BEEEP...

His air dam is made of white ABS plastic. I believe he molded it with a heat gun, and recommends heating the side no one sees because of discoloration.

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Old 12-08-2008, 04:47 PM   #306 (permalink)
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It's all on page one..

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Old 12-10-2008, 06:48 PM   #307 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fox View Post
doesn't adding length past the factory bumper (front or rear) make a car not street legal?
I'd love to attempt a kammback or boattail, but i'd rather not get pulled over...
I've driven across: TX,NM,AR,CA,NV,UT,CO,WY,MO,OK,KS,IL,IA,MN,MI,KY,TN ,GA,MS,LA,and Alberta,Province without ever being stopped.I thought a Chippie was gonna do it at Inyokern,California but he eventually dissolved away, did a u-turn and vanished. I had all kinds of crazy stuff on the cars,especially boat-tails,and raised nary a wink.The USDOT actually encourages MPG experimentation and allows big-rigs to run "illegal" length if it's in the name of mpg.Don't worry about it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:24 PM   #308 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
The USDOT actually encourages MPG experimentation and allows big-rigs to run "illegal" length if it's in the name of mpg.Don't worry about it.
Interesting! Is that stated somewhere? I'd really like to see how and what they're encouraging.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #309 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Tuquikgsr View Post
seriously why did you choose a eg hatch, if anything you should have chose the coupe if you were going to go for the back to the future look..
Your honestly on the wrong type of forum if you think looks come first
Sure to make it look clean would be nice, but its all about the best bang for the buck..

Two reasons I can think of why he chose the EG Hatch..

1. Weight

2. It's what he already had..

If memory serves me from my racing days, when we scaled a gutted down 95 hatch compaired to my buddies gutted out 93 DX coupe there was a difference of 200lbs roughly.. keep in mind the hatch was just interior stuff removed, everything else stock where the dx coupe was cf trunk lid, hood, gutted out doors, hole saw'd panels, spare tire well was torched and aluminum in its place and lexan all around except windsheild...

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