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Old 05-11-2018, 06:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With my car lowered it shouldn’t take all that much filler to skirt the edges of my front tires, but I’m not likely gonna mod my fenders yet

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Old 05-11-2018, 07:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got lucky finding mine, but they’re normally about as common as an automatic transmission VX
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One could line the brushes with thin plastic foil.
I'd like to tilt the brushes forward to create a splitter like lip.
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One could line the brushes with thin plastic foil.
At freeway speeds, lawn edging is thin plastic foil.
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I don’t see any backing short of coroplast or lawn edging adequately reinforcing the brush seal at highway speed... that being said, it could maybe so for filling wheel gap or such
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lawn edging is worse than useless


when i see these threads discussing the use of lawn edging as air dams

i know the poster is "lacking in candor"

have tried and destroyed lawn edging air damns more than a few times

use a tire tread or two for wide applications , on the geo metro a 185 60 15 re 92 with both side walls sliced off to the edge of the steel belts is about
perfect

it will scrape sometimes but it will never break or crack or split or bend out of the way
unlike
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which will do all of the above in the first 30 days of use

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At freeway speeds, lawn edging is thin plastic foil.
On mine, I used the curve of the edging itself and the ball end down to increase the rigidity in the airflow. I am sure it does not flex as you theorize. I know because I cannot move it aside to get a Jack under the car unless I use significant force.

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when i see these threads discussing the use of lawn edging as air dams

i know the poster is "lacking in candor"

have tried and destroyed lawn edging air damns more than a few times

use a tire tread or two for wide applications , on the geo metro a 185 60 15 re 92 with both side walls sliced off to the edge of the steel belts is about
perfect

it will scrape sometimes but it will never break or crack or split or bend out of the way
unlike
the
useless
lawn edging
which will do all of the above in the first 30 days of use

While I have replaced the edging once and had to improve the mounting a couple times, I have seven years of experience across 80,000 miles that suggests it's not useless as you assert. I think it matters how you mount it. I have not had to redo it in a few years now. It scrapes sometimes. Stays in place.
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useless lawn edging ............
I had to drive around for a while with foil tape all over my old lawn edging chin spoiler because some a-hole could not parallel park.

Conveyor belt material is expensive, but you do it once and never have to mess with it again.

What sort of tools do you use to safely cut up an old tire with?

Power tools?

Hand, ear and eye protection?

If I ever do this I want to do it right and not end up in the hospital.

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