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13 1/2 hour road trip by seajai
Started on: 08-24-2013 11:46 PM
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Report this Post08-24-2013 11:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Gave the Chrysler swap a good test today with a 750 mile round trip down to Northern Illinois and back. 6 1/2 hours there, half hour turn around time, and 6 1/2 hours back. And I'm happy to say she passed with flying colors. The driver, on the other hand, was left exhausted and crippled.......

To retrieve this:



Anybody ever install one of these? Any tips or tricks?

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Report this Post08-25-2013 11:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for n7vrzClick Here to Email n7vrzSend a Private Message to n7vrzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm sure others on this forum know what that is. But I'm not one of them. What is that?
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Report this Post08-25-2013 11:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's an open mouth chin spoiler from Fiero Warehouse.

http://www.ovis.net/~dmkfie...th_front_spoiler.jpg
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Report this Post08-25-2013 12:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So what kind of mileage did you get with the swap?
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Report this Post08-25-2013 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I installed mine:

With the nose off mounted using bolts and wing nuts. (with the lower nose you will ding it, crack it requiring removal down the road and repair)











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Originally posted by fieroguru:

So what kind of mileage did you get with the swap?


I averaged 27.3 MPG for this trip, which has been my best to date. My usual is around 24 mpg mixed hwy/city, but I tend to be heavy footed in my city driving.

OL, thanks for the pics. I was wondering if I was going to have to remove the nose to install it. Did you have to fabricate any brackets?

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I did not need to fabricate any brackets, just needed to replace the top bracket under the nose. The original one had some corrosion issues. The wing nuts/bolt attachment has been handy as I've has the chin spoiler off for repair at least three times since I installed it.

While the front was off I replaced the driving/turn signal lights.

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Originally posted by Old Lar:

While the front was off I replaced the driving/turn signal lights.



What lights did you use?
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What lights did you use?


I bought the ones the Fiero Store sold. The issue was they only sold one side, but it just needed some trimming to get it to fit in the other side. I don't remember which one needed modifying, I think it was the driver's side. Used ones in good condition should be available out in Fieroland.

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