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Old 09-15-2008, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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REALLY cheap ghetto grillblock

I dont know how long it will last, but hopefully it will give me some idea of how much it can improve things. Theres still a big opening on the lower bumper cover though. Maybe they were thinking FMIC when they were designing the car?

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Old 09-15-2008, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get some decent testing performed on 2 fronts: aero and coolant temp -- while not spending a lot of time and money doing it.

If it doesn't work, you're not out much.

Also, bonus budget points for the "Great Value" brand plastic wrap Works just as good as the brand stuff, IMO.

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I did something similar to this over the weekend for a 600 mile / 1000km trip I took to visit friends. (Mental note, I need to grab the pictures from my camera)

I used a clear, heavy polyethelyne parts bag stretched over my car's lower rad grill to test things out -- stretched it in place using using duct tape. Then, a quick coat of black paint, and I had my block-on-the-cheap.

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