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Air Dam Installed And Painted Body Color


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I got the fiberglass air dam from Pierre and my excellent touch up guy was able to match/blend the paint.  Also got to clean up all the rock chips. It clears my driveway entrance by an inch or so.

 

See link to photo.  http://www.bmw2002faq.com/gallery/image/549-turkis-spoiler/

 

 

Benefits.

1. reduced wind noise even below 40mph

2. increased cooling as more air is forced through radiator.  My gauge has dropped about 6% or so (1/16 inch).

3. increase down force.  According to the original Kamei wind testing, this is over %100 increase in down force at 100MPH.  with about 50% increase in downforce at highway speeds.

4. a little decrease in drag (according to kamei

 

Regards,

Ray

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I thought about Riv-nuts and rivets but ended up using stainless steal screws with nice bevelled washes on the heads.

the reason being that the riv nuts would be much more work than I wanted to deal with and would leave bigger holes in the body.

We used seam sealer to fill in any imperfections in the top edge.

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