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Old 04-01-2008, 08:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice car.
I have the '04 version.
The scangauge has almost paid for itself in 3 months.
I went from 33mpg average in December to 39mpg average now in March.
I did the lower grill block using the foam heating pipe insulation and holding it in with black duct tape. (My car is dark blue).
And the upper block is 1/2 way across, just to let in a bit of air.
I've got my dibs on some coro-plas used for political signs at our recycling center as soon as more comes in.
My drivers side mirror was whacked by a car door this winter,
and a small rectangular fish-eye mirror was added inside.
This has been great.
Except for backing up.
This is a better view for the highway than the stock mirror.
The hole where the mirror was is covered by the black tape until I make a coroplas cover.

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arminius View Post
Hi Doax. I'm in Sussex. I drive to Brookfield to work.
Sounds nice. I'm in West Bend and drive just east of Miller Park to work each day.

Anyway, I'd like to invite you to the Milwaukee Hybrid Group meeting on the 19th of this month. Its held at the Oak Creek public library. I'm not sure what they'll be going over this month, but its a great time to meet people, get advice and info, and even get some driver training to improve your mileage. I'll be there, and I think Ben Nelson will also be comming.
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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airdam and tray

Research has shown that the back panel won't be effective if the forward area of the underbelly hasn't first been cleaned up.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Research has shown that the back panel won't be effective if the forward area of the underbelly hasn't first been cleaned up.
won't be AS effective, the rear ward one can still be a slight help, especially if you have a parachute style rear bumper as so many cars do.

But as far as going for the low hanging fruits first, starting at the front and working back is where you really get the benefits.
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I put in a rear tray but it is causing a lot of condensation in the windows. Looks like it is after changing the air pressure in the exhaust vent area. I have it going through a hole in the tray, behind the wheel but the air just wont flow unless the blower is at 1 or 2. And i hate foggy windows! I'd be interested to hear peoples experiences of this and how they solved the problem. I've looked up exhaust vents etc. but have had no luck yet.


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