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Old 04-21-2008, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pics of my aero tweaks on 2000 Camry

I've been playing with tweaks since I joined maybe 2 weeks ago.

Haven't taken pics myself.

Wife did to post on another forum as a kind of joke on me.

Since the pics are now on the web, might as well put them here.

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good start. Those blocks over the upper grill should probably be shortened so that they end where the hood begins.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Me and a friend did this:



Completely out of tape. Don't feel too bad. That cover helped tremendously, so now we're working on a solid one.
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Great Start!

Here's what "LostCause" suggested for a very similar setup on a T-100 Pickup:

Link to original post.

I also agree with shortening the grille-block to the hood end.

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The mud flaps should be taken off.
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The mud flaps should be taken off.

Nope, they should not be removed from the car. They should be moved to the front of the wheel wells.
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Unless there is unseen bracing, your air dam is too flexible. It looks to me like it will bend back, letting air under the car.
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Nope, they should not be removed from the car. They should be moved to the front of the wheel wells.
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Completely out of tape. Don't feel too bad. That cover helped tremendously, so now we're working on a solid one.
At speed, does the plastic sheet billow out into a smooth contour?
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, slightly. I put some "ribs" across so it could only conform so much. It held up quite well for being all tape. Rode the interstate for an hour or so in a pretty hard rain storm.

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