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Old 02-24-2019, 12:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I almost bought a Jeep Cherokee 9-years ago but an ice storm hit so I had to wait and ended up with my S-10 Pickup truck.

I sometimes wonder what my path of modifications would have been.

I'm pretty sure it would have a box cavity of some kind, maybe in the form of adjustable flapper vanes - like tail rudders canted inward located along the trailing edges of the boxy body.

With the ground clearance of the Cherokee I may have even gotten into making a belly pan in lieu of my multiple chin spoiler projects.
There's a lot of low hanging fruit when it comes to the Cherokee. One guy was able to get his to 25 mpg highway on a modest parts budget!

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/...5-ats-1551782/

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Old 02-25-2019, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, the looks are one reason I would get it. It is unique; none of the American XJs came with those.
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I'll have to try that with the cardboard, although I'm not sure how I will measure the difference, or how I will attach it. Any suggestions?
It appears your hatch wraps to the point of aerodynamic separation. If your device has a rolled leading edge that you can pull over the edge of the hatch, then all you need is a detail that crimps it on.


http://www.vehicleclips.co.uk/fasten...ess-panel.html

You could box the three sides of the hatch and put a clear plastic fin on the taillight lens to fill down to the bumper. Voila! Boxed cavity.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That's an idea! And yes, the hatch opens at just the right spot to be able to do that

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