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I've drilled in mine alloy wheels made thread inside and screwed in my aluminium discs.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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holypaulie - I hope you don't mind I copied your vid post (from http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eels-7405.html) into this dedicated thread. It's threadworthy on its own!

You don't have a fuel log... what kind of fuel economy are you seeing? What difference from stock?
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice !!!

Please do let us know what kind of FE changes that you see !

Thanks for posting the video. I love what you have done with the car - great use of the hood vents.
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Pretty slick. I was definitely thinking about the front wheel well partial covers/extenders that you have on there. As long as the tire can turn, with suspension compression, they might as well be a mm away from the tire, right?
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Hi Paul,

I really like what you've done, too! I'm envious of the color match you have, and your fabrication skills are commendable.

I wonder how the front wheel skirts could be made from (slightly) flexible rubber/plastic?
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I'm with the others, the mods look great. Do you have any internal ducting for the cooling system?
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holypaulie - I hope you don't mind I copied your vid post (from http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eels-7405.html) into this dedicated thread. It's threadworthy on its own!

You don't have a fuel log... what kind of fuel economy are you seeing? What difference from stock?
Not a problem.
Stock MPG City: 27 Hwy: 35
Present MPG City: 32-35 Hwy: 40-45 at 55-60 mph (hot summer 45-48 MPG)

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Pretty slick. I was definitely thinking about the front wheel well partial covers/extenders that you have on there. As long as the tire can turn, with suspension compression, they might as well be a mm away from the tire, right?
At the full wheel turn and full suspenion there is about 4 mm clearance. I've never hit my skirt though even at the speed bump.
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I'm with the others, the mods look great. Do you have any internal ducting for the cooling system?
Here you will find more pictures of my cooling setup http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...nt-6543-2.html
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How do you have the rear skirts rigged up? Good stuff!

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