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Old 10-29-2010, 02:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It should not cause an issue. try just the top for a week or two then do more.

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Old 10-29-2010, 05:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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In response to euromodder commenting on my picture.

The side "grills" are by default blocked.
I was going to block under the chin, where the grills are blocked from the factory.
I was going to keep most of the center under the radiator open, as my radiator actually extends slightly BELOW the front bumper.

Doing it this way will let air in through the center, and then through the radiator... if the radiator slows it down too much, it then has the option of going down underneath the radiator in the center. The purpose of the front center being open underneath is to prevent parachuting with the radiator.

The reason why the sides will be undercovered will be because they don't allow much airflow up in the first place. The "grills" there are just decorative.

The plan was to block off only the upper grill, and between the radiator and the under the front bumper near the decorative grills. The bottom center 23x5 inch grill will be untouched in effect.

I'm actually considering either using polycarbonate or coroplast for most of the underside of my car... in segments. Was going to keep center under the radiator open front and back sides though to prevent parachuting, and to allow adequate cooling.

I figure if I do this, I'll end up using less energy, which means less heat.

Home depot has 24x36 inch sheets of coroplast in my area for 7 bucks
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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On an aveo, should I block top, bottom, or both?


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Hi Agelus359,

My neighbor has an Aveo, and its already grill blocked. There is plastic behind the hexagonal mesh about 50 percent of the grill.

For additionally blocking, then it makes sense to starte from where the Aveo is already grill-blocked, and extend down fro there.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm running to the store to pickup some coroplast. Its damn cheap here, 7 bucks a good sheet for the mod. Wish me luck on the mod
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will do. Once you start modding you will never be the same

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I'm running to the store to pickup some coroplast. Its damn cheap here, 7 bucks a good sheet for the mod. Wish me luck on the mod
Contact some people tonight, tell them you will volunteer to clean up some of the big 8'x4' signs. Only pick up the large signs if you get the ok, especially if they are "generic" and may be used again. Lots of them are printed on vynal, then adhered to the coroplast, and just peel off. That's how I got my coroplast a couple years ago...
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