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Old 04-02-2008, 10:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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2% from the bellypan. I'd say that sounds about right. I couldn't really feel a difference on the highway.

When I first got mine installed. I drove around the neighborhood half terrified that my car would burst in flames. Not because of the cost or possible face distorting burns but because I worked so long a failure would have seriously hurt my pride and proved me wrong.

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I think the reason I was most disappointed was due to figures I'd seen about other vehicles in "the literature" - the Cd gains claimed from a smooth underside were far more than I experienced.

Anyway, it'll be back on the car. I just have to decide if I'm going to do the lowering first. I think that makes sense, as the control arms' positions will change relative to the car's floor, which will affect the tray design slightly.

So, what's the story with your front air dam? I saw in another post you mentioned you've since removed it. Feel like starting a thread?
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I posted a thread about it over at GS. I can post it over here also.
Basically it didn't work.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:34 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I just have to decide if I'm going to do the lowering first. ?
Did I read this right Darin ? Are you going to lower your car ?



( P.S. I just removed my entire belly pan from my car, as well as my grill block. )
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:57 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've got a set of front springs from the Blue ForkenSwift car (it's currently wearing the stiffer springs from the red car). The blue springs should be less stiff than the ones in the Firefly (lighter car), plus they've also got 186,000 km on them (vs. 16,000 km), so I'd expect them to lower the black car without having to cut them. The rears however aren't the same between the 2 body styles, so I'm not sure what I'll do there. But I'd like a 2 inch drop.

Unfortunately, this is a mod that won't be easy to properly compare before/after.

Why have you removed your stuff?
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Excuse me for resuscitating an ancient thread (I'm reading up on belly pans in preparation for my next mod...).

Darin, did you ever reinstall your belly pan? Swap out springs?
What are your current thoughts/conclusions?
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I know this thread is dead, but this will probably be my first mod. Any recommendations about the cheapest place I can pick up some sheet aluminum? I KNOW its not Home Depot or Lowe's

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Regarding barometric pressure readings:

When you call your local airport or TV station for barometric pressure, please keep one thing in mind....

These readings are all 'corrected' to sea level.

For example, if your TV station says the current barometric pressure is 29.85 inches Hg, they are 'correcting' the pressure to what the TV station would see IF they were actually at sea level in elevation.

Now if your current elevation is let's say, 1000 feet, then you SUBTRACT 1.0 inches Hg from the TV station reading, so your actual barometric pressure would be 28.85 inches Hg, at your current location, assuming you are also close to the TV station. If you happen to be in Denver, then you subtract 5.0 inches Hg from whatever is broadcast on the news in that area, since Denver is at 5000 feet above sea level.

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