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Old 07-14-2015, 07:12 PM   #91 (permalink)
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What I meant by smaller is better was a smaller kammback will have more style, but the larger one should give you more aero benefit. It looks like on our two VXs that the larger and more extreme aero mods are worth about 10 more MPG, but the white one hopefully is a lot more stylist

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Old 07-19-2015, 12:15 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Installed the coilovers and modified my kammback a couple days ago at my brothers. I didn't take any pics of the actual process as I only had a day and a half to get things done before I had to drive back home, but I have a few "after" pics, and can take more if anybody wants me to.

The coilover install was pretty simple and straight forward. The coilovers are a set of Raceland Ultimos. They're pretty inexpensive and offer a lot of ride height adjustability. I can probably go about another inch or so lower if I wanted to, but I think the ride height is pretty much perfect for me right now. I don't have any caster/camber adjustability right now, so I'll be monitoring my tire wear and if it looks like I need to align them in the future I'll purchase some adjustable upper control arms.

For the kammback, I just cut it shorter in length (from 18" off of the back of the rear roofline to 12"), and cut it shorter on the sides. My goal was to make the sides resemble The Donkey CRX's kammback on the White VX, and I think they came pretty close. I'm a lot happier with the way that it looks now compared to before. Even if it wont offer the same aerodynamic benefit.

Enough of me talking, here's a few pics.

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Thanks for looking guys! Let me know what you think.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:29 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Camber looks good to me, at least from those pictures.

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Thanks for looking guys! Let me know what you think.
I think it looks excellent, and this last photo really shows it. I love how precise, relative to most of our EM workmanship, your meeting points of the Kamm and the window framing are. Also, it is possible that the 12" is better than the 18" ... others will know more/better, but afer a while the kamm, sticking out behind the car without sides extending its length, wouod start to get hit by airflow from the sides of the car and might start to produce its own turbulence.
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I think it looks excellent, and this last photo really shows it. I love how precise, relative to most of our EM workmanship, your meeting points of the Kamm and the window framing are. Also, it is possible that the 12" is better than the 18" ... others will know more/better, but afer a while the kamm, sticking out behind the car without sides extending its length, wouod start to get hit by airflow from the sides of the car and might start to produce its own turbulence.
Thanks for the kind words everyone. California98Civic, thank you especially and this means a lot to me. Although, while I do think the quality of the kammback is acceptable, there are a couple minor cosmetic problems that are hard to see in the pictures, but that I do plan to fix in the future. The first being the bow in the center of the kamm where it meets the roofline. This was caused by the heat from welding on the mounting points which made the aluminum warp slightly. It is also slightly uneven on the top of the kamm, above the mounting points, from where I ground down the penetrating welds. Some filler bondo and a little sanding should take care of these issues though, and I plan to work on it again soon... hopefully. None of these issues should affect the functionality though, they are just little things that bug me.
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Great mods! Car is looking amazing! Love the new cuts on the Kamm. Man, that's sharp. Keep it up!
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Hey guys! Haven't been on here in awhile and just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the car is for sale. I had a great time building this car to its current state and learning about ecomodding. Pm me if anyone is interested or has any questions. I have an ad in the classified's section.

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