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Old 07-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I am surprised that the leading edge didnt get pulled. It looks like it is exposed, am I correct?
I'm sorry but I don't quite understand your question. Could elaborate. Front part, rear part? What area of which?

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Glad to see someone take the time to put back what was once stock or do what they have to the newer ones. I cant tell you how many cars when I was a mechanic I would see the fender liners gone and other plastic trim pieces, radiator shrods, etc.

Now get you some rain gutters, rip them to make 2 L shapes and shoot sheet metal screws to secure them to your sides and front.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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cobb, you say that like no one here has put a belly pan on......
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the leading edge....the front.......


It looks like the leading/front edge is exposed (see shadow in center) or is the belly pan under the front bumper?
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
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the leading edge....the front.......


It looks like the leading/front edge is exposed (see shadow in center) or is the belly pan under the front bumper?
OK, now I see what you mean. Actually the picture is misleading, the "'lap" there is in the other direction, the front is lower than the underbelly. Still, it is a detail that I hope to improve. I think the bumper piece got a bit tweeked somewhere along the road.

There are several details that I want to improve. That is just one of them.

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When it comes to Insights or better yet hybrids many people just loose them down the road or they get removed for service and never replaced. Ive almost lost mines and keep a bag of those special fender clips when I change the oil.

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Jim - hope you don't mind I merged your new thread with the photos into this thread with the description of the construction & materials.

Any impressions to report since adding the new & improved undertray?
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looks great, now you and that boattail guy should get together and give birth to a proverbial assembly line of these things.
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Jim - hope you don't mind I merged your new thread with the photos into this thread with the description of the construction & materials.

Any impressions to report since adding the new & improved undertray?
It helps, but it is darn near impossible to measure anything on an Insight
The car is ultra sensitive to any changes, climate, driving conditions or driving techniques. I gave up long ago on trying to measure stuff. When I have all the aero stuff installed that I feel sure is of "some" value, then I'll report a rough improvement number. At the moment, the silver car seems about 10 MPG better than the unmodified blue car. i recently got 112MPG going from Richmond to Quntico, through rolling hills. That is lots better than the blue car will do.

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