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Old 04-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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will be putting those on today before i leave
Subscribed. Love the look of the Kamm.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Got the car loaded and getting ready to pull out
today front 27"
rear 26.5"

Almost a full inch squat in back and about 1/2 inch in front.
Will have more updates at lunch!
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Slick.

Can you post a pic of the view out the rear view mirror??
I imagine it's not completely open but you still get a pretty good view in the center area?
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Update with mileage figures when you get finished with the move.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Bruce,
I had to take the kammback off to get in the trunck. soory.
when I had first tested it on another thread, I remember being surprised at the amount of useable rear vision that I had. there was no 'upper' vision and it felt like tunnel vision but the sides were a little wider than I had expected.

With the bike and weight bench I had 0 visability out the back.
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ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

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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Old 05-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The mpg portion of the trip was a geart disappointment.
The wind was constant from bakersville CA all the way to Texas.
With the additional weight in the car, the weight bench on back and the bike, I realized that I wasnt going to set any records........
I do feel that the kammback served a purpose in steamlining the car(and allowing for the weight bench)
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ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

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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Old 05-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I ended up with 25.2 mpg for 2024 miles.
THat was accomplished w/:
1. 800lbs
2. went the speed limit the entire trip (75 at some points)
3. Bike and weight bench outside car
4. Kammback
5. head winds & crosswinds
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

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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Old 05-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I ended up with 25.2 mpg for 2024 miles.
THat was accomplished w/:
1. 800lbs
2. went the speed limit the entire trip (75 at some points)
3. Bike and weight bench outside car
4. Kammback
5. head winds & crosswinds
Going the speed limit and still getting those numbers sounds like quite an accomplishment to me. I believe it would have been much worse with that load and no Kammback. I was amazed how my mileage dived from just passengers and a bike on the back of my hatchback.

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