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BamZipPow 03-12-2011 05:09 PM

Pool noodle mustache...
One more quick stick on before I gas up and go...

$1 Pool noodle attached on the front and rear with Gorilla tape. Shouldn't be a problem if it scrapes a little... :D

Clearance from the ground is 5". ;)

SuzukiSteve 03-12-2011 05:44 PM

Hmmm.... pool noodles. that might be exactly what I need to fill all the holes in my bumper. :thumbup:

cfg83 03-12-2011 05:48 PM

SuzukiSteve -

Yes, I have seen the "inner grill block" of pool noodles as well, but I hadn't thought of this them as air dams. I usually use dark-colored pipe insulation for grill blocks.

What came first, the pool noodle or the pipe insulation?


BamZipPow 03-13-2011 02:31 PM

Mustache only made it through one tank before it got "lost"... :(

However on the other side of my best ever from Houston to Ardmore...26.98mpg! This run is usually around 21-23mpg.

So now I have this crazy idea fer an adjustable air dam. Something that I can pivot down fer highway speeds but allow it to bump up when it comes to obstacles. I might use another noodle fer the test material but eventually move on to something longer and durable. :D

Weather Spotter 03-13-2011 05:32 PM

I might be interested in making a copy if it works :)

lunarhighway 03-13-2011 05:44 PM

adjustable airdams have been thought of, but i think you're better of in the real world with something that can stand up to the abuse.
the gm volt seems to go that route too.

you might want to look at linoleum, vinyl or a similar flooring material, places that sell and place the stuff might have undesized leftovers you can have or they sell for very little don't look at the color, a shot of black spray paint will render it invisible... something that's undersized as a flooring marterial can still be several square meters, and it's pretty strong. some types are brittle but others will flex so hitting something won't be a problem and at worst it'll grind away where it hits.. i'd secure it with self tapping wood screws into the back or the bottom of the plastic bumper leaves a tiny hole that noone will ever see in case you end up.

considdering the potential savings you can spend a few dollars on decent material and have the mod pay for itself over a relative short time

Big Dave 03-13-2011 06:58 PM

Conveyor belting ain't cheap or easy to fabricate, but is impervious to road kill and parking curbs.

BamZipPow 03-14-2011 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Weather Spotter (Post 225241)
I might be interested in making a copy if it works :)

I was thinking like a visor setup similar to a helmet visor. Lift when you don't need it, drop it down when you do. Have the pivot points near the front wheel well with a cable to activate the air dam.

Thinking about testing it out with some strips of Coroplast to see how well it performs/works. No big loss if it gits eaten up or broken. :D

Weather Spotter 03-14-2011 12:38 PM

Sounds like a plan lots of pictures please

COcyclist 03-14-2011 02:34 PM

Rubber baseboard for use in kitchens comes in colors including black. It is cheap and flexible and already the right color for your vehicle.

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