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Old 10-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Valerie - '03 Honda Civic DX
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Originally Posted by darcane View Post
*I* think that nose looks familiar...



Yes, very familiar.

My air dam is shorter, far more rigid, and just as cheap. More pics in the link in my signature (as well as other stuff I did to my car). At first, mine only occasionally scraped anything, now it does more often since I lowered it a couple inches. But, it's so durable that it will take a long time to grind down and then I can get a new one for $8...
Hmmm... you've filled my mind with ideas, as I've been wanting to lower the car ANYWAY so that my wheel gaps are smaller!

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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RESULTS!!! ABA test today was as follows:

I used the same 4mi. course that I did for my wheel covers. 2mi up, 2mi back, then averaged. Speed was 60mph, windows up, A/C off, radio off, fan on.

(Without Air Dam)
A1: 45.10mpg
A2: 44.45mpg
A3: 44.50mpg
AVG: 44.68mpg

(WITH Air Dam)
B1: 47.80mpg
B2: 48.25mpg
B3: 48.05mpg
AVG: 48.03mpg

(Again, without)
A1: 44.75mpg
A2: 44.6mpg
A3: 44.5mpg
AVG: 44.62mpg

I took the average of the closer results: 48.03mpg is a 7.49% increase over 44.68mpg!!!

WAY better than I had anticipated. I can't wait to make an underbody tray and see what results I can get from that!
(On a side note: I was able to manage 58mpg on my way to work today... )

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