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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:40 pm 
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anyone see this episode? they put dimples all over a car and then tested mpg and saw a noticeable difference. the dimples were made of clay and increased the cars weight by 800 pounds. sorry i dont have a link


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:29 am 
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Yah i saw it. Aside from the obvious detriment of the 800lbs of clay, the principle is sound.

Next time you redo your body panels, take a ball peen to them i guess? :D I'd like to see some tests of DIY versions that are practical (unlike the clay idea, which was merely easiest to implement)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:51 am 
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Park it in the mid-west and wait for a hail storm.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:57 pm 
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I remember Red Green doing this. I think he used a chevette! lol

Interesting info

http://dvice.com/archives/2009/01/fastskinz_claim.php

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