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Old 10-03-2008, 04:06 PM   #21
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Yah the 3.0 is stronger but ugh the oil cooler causes so many premature deaths. I have the 2.2 Ecotec a bunch anemic if you time them but feels OK. I've souped mine up to about V6 level but it makes them noisy.

here's a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUqYCsjWE-s

I don't think the additional HP hurt milage too much if you look at my logs
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #22
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Yup, gotta love those orings failing on the oil coolers. Ever try to change plugs on the 3.0L? I'll pass.

The Eco's a helluva motor man, don't be so quick to knock it
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:42 PM   #23
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not knocking it I actually love it. I think it'll hit 40mpg with some more aero help
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:09 PM   #24
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You might try;
sealing the sides of the roof rack.
removing said rack.
moving the vortex generators to the tailgate.
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You might try;
sealing the sides of the roof rack.
removing said rack.
moving the vortex generators to the tailgate.
hmmm well I don't want to mess with the roof mounted airbags so removing the rack is out. I might fill the holes but it gets narrower at the back so it might add unwanted frontal area I think I'll leave that alone. the vortex generators are actually in the best location after many days of testing in the rain. I had as friend chase and she watched the water come off the roof. When they were attached at the current location the vortices angled down at the desired 15*. I am concentrating more of my effort on making the front and bottom more aerodynamic. The top is pretty much done.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:51 PM   #26
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OK I decided to start all over from scratch so I went to Lowes and bought a small sheet of lexan and some more lawn edging.

New just like the old one airdam
new more stealthy upper and lower grill block the grille will get a fresh coat of paint.....someday
and not least by any means a decent HAI.

I took it out on the freeway for a 70 mile A-B-A test and I see 40mpg coming very easy
water temp 204*f air temp 130*f TPS 11 @ 65 on level ground and instant MPG showing 53 for most of the trip. WOO HOO!!!!!!!




it actually sucks air from under the mani between it and the block

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pics ??????
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:25 PM   #28
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pics ??????
Hmm I knew I posted some oh well try again
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here are the pics I cut 4x 2inch holes in the upper grille block.
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