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Old 01-26-2008, 07:48 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Heres my fatal MS Paint attempt (I need to learn photoshop)

How are you at fiberglass? A 5 flush mounted spring loaded zeus fastener setup per skirt to make the skirts easily removable with a flathead screw driver..

Id like to see someone delete the headlights completely and run a retrofitted HID projector in a small headlight housing (Taurus, Mercedes or Neon possibly) the rounded angeled style of housing..
Shaving off and streamlining some of the area after the rear passangers compartment..

redline water wetter (if you deside to block out most frontal airflow)
under airdam scoop for radiator to keep temps down..

lightweight tires www.tirerack.com shows tire weights for refference.
narrow skinny lightweight wheels, 13x5" Rota Slipstream wheels (under 10 pounds each and their inexpensive)
15x6.5's weigh 11.5lbs and I have the 16x7's and they weigh 13.9lbs each and i paid 450 out the door for em..

lowering a must.. Eibach makes "sport springs" that dont kill the ride, and bring ya down a bit..

I call it "The Areoscort" (Areodynamic Escort)
Ill mess with it more later..

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Old 01-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Sorry it took me so long to respond I could remember what the thread was named. Darin explained it perfectly with the larger Egr plus even if you get worse mileage atleast you are reducing emissions by burning off excess through combustion. I got the sticker and am waiting on warm weather to put it in. Thnx for the Ecomodder on aswell.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:49 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I love this site except it's NOT user friendly.
I want to thank you for the stickers. I did get them and they will be positioned to my deflector (Espresso Nero).
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:27 PM   #54 (permalink)
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no comments for my Areoscort? that bad eh? HA!
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Thanks Chris D. for your submission of the Aeroscort! I definately will be doing wheel covers at all fours and will be looking into the suggested 'Zeus fasteners'. When I do make major body modifications to alter the rear slope/roof line, I believe I will start behind the drivers door. Your design, starting downward after the rear doors, does leave room for additional passengers and would probably be more usable.

You just won a sticker...PM me with a name and address to recieve your prize.

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #56 (permalink)
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One real quick clarification: They're typically called Dzus fasteners, also called Quarter-turn fasteners.

It is pronounced "zeus" though
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:20 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Kinda defeats the purpose of starting with a wagon... ?
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One real quick clarification: They're typically called Dzus fasteners, also called Quarter-turn fasteners.

It is pronounced "zeus" though
yup, or more commonly refurred to as quarter turn fasteners..
In your avatar, is that your car? got any more pictures I could check out?

Hows cooling with that front end setup?
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:43 PM   #59 (permalink)
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One real quick clarification: They're typically called Dzus fasteners, also called Quarter-turn fasteners.

It is pronounced "zeus" though
Thanks for the clarification and link!
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Kinda defeats the purpose of starting with a wagon... ?
Definately something to consider ...ideally I should maybe be looking at something like Brett's 'Convertible Aerodynamic Truck Cap' Design for my wagon? See link...
http://forum.ecomodder.com/showthread.php?t=583
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yup, or more commonly refurred to as quarter turn fasteners..
In your avatar, is that your car? got any more pictures I could check out?

Hows cooling with that front end setup?
Many pics of AndrewJ's car in this thread...
http://forum.ecomodder.com/showthread.php?t=312
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Definately something to consider ...ideally I should maybe be looking at something like Brett's 'Convertible Aerodynamic Truck Cap' Design for my wagon?
Were I to consider chopping the top of that wagon, I'd

1. take at least 4" out of it
2. give it a real Kamm back, like the Magnum wagons have. At least you'd be keeping most of the utility of it.

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