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Old 12-30-2008, 05:31 AM   #11
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it seems that in my case the added frontal area caused more drag than it cured. I would use it as a case by case thing. It all depends on the car and it's particular underbody aerodynamics. Some cars once a full belly pan is installed no longer need an airdam.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #12
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Today my TANK average has crept past 37mpg I'm still baffled I mean I have my 5 spoke heavy 16" wheels with performance tires on the car the lower grille block is off and I'm still climbing. to quote Alice "This just gets curiouser and curiouser."
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #13
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Better gas? Better driving conditions?

I don't think heavy wheels matter as much as other people think they do, but tires could. What sizes are we comparing?
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the wheels are 16X7 and weigh in at 35# each Plus tire it runs close to 50# a corner the tires are 215/55r16 Pirelli P6 and they are nearing shot. I am trying to save up for new springs so I can raise the car back up a little and get the alignment closer to Zero camber.
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Worn tires have much less rolling resistance. When I was researching RR, I learned that; it sounded like the worst bald tires would be better than the best new tires.
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that's sad about the lower air dam... I like the looks of mine and I hope to some day make a belly pan. oh well It's all for better mpg and some $ in my pocket
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