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Old 12-02-2009, 04:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Telltale early signs of modding addiction!

Glad you're getting good results and having fun.

As for those window shade things, someone needs to come up with a very low profile version for modders who want the functionality with less frontal area and drag.

Or a rare-earth magnet attachment system so you can take 'em off for the majority of time it's not raining.
For my car, and I suspect the majority of cars, you don't need to do this. They are designed to just "slot-in" under the moulding, no attachments required. I think they are ever-so-slightly too big, so they "wedge" themselves into place. They are super easy to remove.

I just removed my passenger side shade, so I only have one on my driver's side. That should solve all my ventilation/fogging issues.

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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They are designed to just "slot-in" under the moulding, no attachments required. I think they are ever-so-slightly too big, so they "wedge" themselves into place. They are super easy to remove.
I think i might have to keep my eye out for those if i really want window visors.

I actually just modded my defroster the other day to where i can run it and the AC won't come on at all. I should be able to test it out tomorrow morning because it's supposed to be raining.

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Telltale early signs of modding addiction!
It's definitely setting in.

All i gotta say is aeromods FTW!! Yesterday i went ahead and removed my spoiler and rear window visors. On the trip to school today i got 50.1 MPG at 40° average, which is now the highest mileage i've ever seen with the car. I also had a partial upper grill-block installed because of the cold weather.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Telltale early signs of modding addiction!

Glad you're getting good results and having fun.

As for those window shade things, someone needs to come up with a very low profile version for modders who want the functionality with less frontal area and drag.

Or a rare-earth magnet attachment system so you can take 'em off for the majority of time it's not raining.
I forgot to say that I have seen super-flush vent-shades on (current generation) Honda Civics and Honda Fits. But I can't find a good picture right now.

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WeatherTech seems to make some that are flush, and they are friction fit, and nearly clear.

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Thanks, those are egg-zactly what I have, but I am talking about even more flush than those.

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One of the companies did come out with actual flush vent visors... but maybe they were discontinued, cause I can't find them now. AFAIK they were only available on a few models.
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Those are them all right. I think on the first pic, those would be VIP Style mods for luxury sedans.

Post #5 in that thread led me here :

Vent visors, window visors, window vents, and rain guards shipped fast and free.

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I found that blocking the upper grill and part of the lower grill was best.
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I'm wondering the same thing that Neil pointed out. Do you have the upper grill blocked? Usually it is better to block the upper grill.
I went with the suggestions and re-did my grill-blocking. I now have the upper grill fully blocked and the lower grill either partial or full, depending on the outside temps.





I also removed the trunk spoiler which is still a work in progress getting the trunk perfect. I should have it all complete by this weekend.



I removed the rear window vent visors and plan to do the same to the front ones this weekend as well. Hopefully the weather will be warm because it was a huge pain pulling off the rears in 35 degree weather.
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Have you thought about moving your front plate up a few inches? It might not make a difference, but having the plate hanging down means there's turbulance behind it, right?

You could just move it up a few inches so it's nice and flat against the face of the bumper.

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