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Old 04-06-2014, 12:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Gasoline Fumes -- That's apparently quite effective. What was the previous air dam like? The hood and fender gaps are tightened up in the later picture. Did that and the tire deflectors get you to 70mpg?




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Here is one of my favs: lower side skirts made from painted and then plasti-dipped rain gutter
What kind of paint under the PlastiDip and why?
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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What kind of paint under the PlastiDip and why?
It was just some black paint i had on hand to paint what was originally white rain gutter. I painted over it with plasti-dip when I was doing a lot of the trim in plasti-dip and wanted the exact same black hue and texture all around.
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Gasoline Fumes -- That's apparently quite effective. What was the previous air dam like? The hood and fender gaps are tightened up in the later picture. Did that and the tire deflectors get you to 70mpg?


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My guess is that most of the air was still getting under the car.

Those gaps are just because the bumper wasn't bolted on yet.
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Hey gasolinefumes, what function is the solar charger for? Battery? How well does it work for you?
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It also should increase my range with the alternator disabled. I've been doing that on short trips lately.
I have one, but thought driving at the same time would cause it to short out.
Do you plug it into the power outlet in the dash, and leave it plugged in all the time?
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:44 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Partial upper block, lower block, air dam.


Older style mirrors. Only swapped because one was broken and I need to get it inspected.








I also removed the mud flaps and I keep the antenna and wipers in he cab. Oh there's a hard tonneau too.
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Just realized I have no pic of my air dam. Just imagine the first pic with a piece of gutter guard.
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This was Version 2 of my grille block. Duct tape over cardboard for testing purposes. Survived 2 months of rain, then ended up getting soaked. V 3 will be coroplast and will happen soon!


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