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Jake940T 07-09-2012 06:15 PM

Volvo Grill Block
 
This would be my first ever modification, so I'd appreciate any help. I really like this car and can't even afford to replace it anyway, but the gas is killing me. I figure a good place for me to start would be a grill block.

Here is a generic photo of a Volvo 940:

http://www.modifiedcars.com/pix/cars...038_182158.jpg

Mine is not nearly in that good of a condition, but anyway, I figure I can block the lower portion, seen more clearly here:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...g?t=1341866634

Any advice?

GRU 07-09-2012 06:26 PM

most people just use coroplast and ziptie it on to the grill. it's easier on the outside of the grill but better to look at if you do on the inside

RobbMeeX 07-09-2012 08:09 PM

Try it with cardboard and watch your temps. Efan? Splash pan? If not, I took a piece of AL sheet from the bumper to the crossmember and got GREAT results.

Jake940T 07-11-2012 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GRU (Post 316125)
most people just use coroplast and ziptie it on to the grill. it's easier on the outside of the grill but better to look at if you do on the inside

Thanks, I'll give that a try this weekend.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbMeeX (Post 316142)
Try it with cardboard and watch your temps. Efan? Splash pan? If not, I took a piece of AL sheet from the bumper to the crossmember and got GREAT results.

Good idea, I should probably give that a try. How much did your fuel consumption improve?

RobbMeeX 07-11-2012 04:43 PM

I wanna say I gained 3 mpg, but I was always tinkering till I sold it.


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