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Old 05-08-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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I just did something I said I'd never do

Gave the wagon a haircut...

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that should help a touch

I know I said I wouldn't but after reading thr manual several times I went for it...

I guess I need to update my signature
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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Looks good!
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Believe it or not, it really changes the character of the car. It looks like a european sport wagon now, before it looked like a dowdy mom-mobile.
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in europe they have racks too but yes it looks much more lithe
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I was thinking that too, I just didn't say anything...
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we will see if there is any improvement in milage (I'm betting there is....) I will be driving out of state in the morning and that will hopefully show a gain.
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good luck. I hope you see a difference and it was worth taking it off. If it doesn't work, it looks better with them on. Just sayin. Sorry if that didn't help at all.
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the racks make it look like your roof line is higher and gives it a cooler look. BUT, I hope you do see gains from your trip so you feel better about it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:34 PM   #9
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I like the lower look and even if I don't see a gain I will leave it off. I am pretty sure I will see a healthy gain because the rack added a lot of frontal area and caused a lot of turbulence.
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what did you do about the mounting holes???

I guess I am asking more, what does it look like from above. I assume you have 6 places on your roof of some sort.
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