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Old 11-30-2020, 06:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I got a light bar magnet kit from ebay, stuck the 52 inch curved light bar on my leaf and drove it into work.
It caused at least a 10% reduction in range on the highway at 65mph.
So the plan is only stick it on there when I'm hunting or during bad weather.
The most aerodynamic light bar is the one that's not on the vehicle 99% of the time.

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Old 11-30-2020, 07:31 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I purchased a light bar on clearance and have an extremely aerodynamic idea for it, just need to find time to rig up mounts. Basically I am going to mount it on my tractor. I figure with a top speed less than 20MPH, and typical speeds in the 5-10 MPH range, the drag force will be very low, even if the coefficient is rather high.

In all seriousness, I have always thought mounting a light bar recessed into the top or bottom of the front grille would be the ticket for reasonably low drag mounting, acting as a partial grille block. This obviously works better on vehicles where the value is largely unaffected by surgery on the grille and with excessively sized grill openings to begin with (e.g. old trucks).
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I need to grille block the leaf this winter
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Without pictures, I don't know why you don't use the light bar for a grille block.
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Trying to use the light bar as a grille block would only be a partial grille block and I need the light up high so I can see if I'm looking at a cat or a coyote.
Also the 52 inch curved light bar is as wide as the roof of the car.

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