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Old 05-23-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Side fairing

I had some colorplast left over from my belly pan so I though that I would put some side fairing on with some of the leftover. It just attaches to the frame with four bolts. Flaired at both ends about 2" still not enough to go outside the wheels I'll need to work on that. they extend down to 3" above ground. I have not had any problems with hitting anything yet. Have not tested yet but the initial drives look good and there is a noticable difference in coast down from speeds above 45MPH down to about 35MPH. Next need to work on rear skirts and front fairings.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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looking good

Did you post up the belly pan pictures? Good paint on those wheel covers

Looking good, I need some colorplast!
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How did you fill in the holes on the hubcaps?
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Did you post up the belly pan pictures
No sorry didn't have the technology then. Thanks for the suggestion for painting them. I also have chrome paint but the white's kinda growing on me.

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It's just duct tape.
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paint

Stick with the white, It looks great! Makes me want to move back to steelies...almost.
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Now you need a front air dam for the true benefits of side skirts to be realized. A custom boat-tail and/or a tapered roof spoiler wouldn't hurt either.
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Now you need a front air dam for the true benefits of side skirts to be realized. A custom boat-tail and/or a tapered roof spoiler wouldn't hurt either.
when playing around with new cars prices, i notice the option for side skirts is usually 300 bucks. So what your saying the option can be worth it if you drive a lot of highway miles? Or coast a lot?
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Now you need a front air dam for the true benefits of side skirts to be realized. A custom boat-tail and/or a tapered roof spoiler wouldn't hurt either.
I been thinking about the airdam. I've got a 2 inch extension on the front but was thinking about some kinda of rubber to extend it down to 3 inches above the ground. Just have'nt come up with material that will be stiff enough yet won't break when it hit something.
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I been thinking about the airdam. I've got a 2 inch extension on the front but was thinking about some kinda of rubber to extend it down to 3 inches above the ground. Just have'nt come up with material that will be stiff enough yet won't break when it hit something.
A lot of people use that rubber garden edging. It's cheap and easy to cut.
Is your airdam, like most, that doesn't cover the front tires? I know in racing the tires cause a lot of drag, aerodynamically.
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You can use the garden stuff, or for a bit cleaner of a look use stuff I can only describe as carpet molding/lining stuff.
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