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Old 02-07-2012, 10:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice, looks like your doin work!
I would leave in the seat, weight reductions on an already light car aren't worth any unnecessary compromises.
You should bridge the gap between the gas tank and underneath the rear bumper as your next mod.
make sure to keep your tires inflated properly too!

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Old 02-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice, looks like your doin work!
I would leave in the seat, weight reductions on an already light car aren't worth any unnecessary compromises.
You should bridge the gap between the gas tank and underneath the rear bumper as your next mod.
make sure to keep your tires inflated properly too!
I keep my tires at 40 psi, and I've been thinking of doing a bellypan. That parachute in the rear bumper is bothering me.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So here is an update on my car.

Over this past week I have been making my wheel covers, and today I finally got a chance to put them on. I also rotated my tires while I was at it. The wheel covers are made out of coroplast and are attached with zip ties to the steel wheels. I also made a center piece that attaches with velcro so I can still access the lug nuts without cutting the zip ties every time.

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Here's an updated image of my car to compare to the first picture I posted to this thread.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice airdam! I love DIY wheel covers hehe... Do you plan to make rear wheel skirts?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice airdam! I love DIY wheel covers hehe... Do you plan to make rear wheel skirts?
They're in the process of being made right now.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So here are some updates on my car.

I have wheel skirts
I painted my air dam

Here are some pictures:


View from front:


Back view:


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Old 03-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Recently, I have been thinking of attaching underbody panelling to my car, and I would like some advice about how to handle areas around the exhaust pipes. I still want to use coroplast, but I fear it will melt. Is there a way to protect the coroplast from melting or should I just avoid covering exhaust pipes altogether?
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:03 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I have results for air dam and wheel skirt testing here: Air dam and wheel skirt test results
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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how did you attach the rear wheel skirt?
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Recently, I have been thinking of attaching underbody panelling to my car, and I would like some advice about how to handle areas around the exhaust pipes. I still want to use coroplast, but I fear it will melt. Is there a way to protect the coroplast from melting or should I just avoid covering exhaust pipes altogether?
see the tread in my signature on underbelly pan. should provide you with ideas!

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Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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