Improving the Drag: Lowering and under car aero:
Just picked up my Bolt on Monday and I already have the mod bug. I have been modifying cars all my life and road racing them (willow springs, cal speedway, etc.). This car is a lease so I am thinking cost effective improvements that can improve aero thereby improving range and handling.
I am thinking of buying a set of lowering springs as soon as they become available, and then fabricating some aluminum panels to continue the flat bottom of the battery pack all the way to the rear bumper.
Shouldn't be too expensive, springs are usually 200-300 and aluminum paneling will be around the same or less, plus my time to fabricate mounting points that are removable without any permanent modifications to the car itself by using existing bolt locations, etc. on the car.
Looking for any input or suggestions, maybe some engineers on the boards would like to chip in.
I understand some owners will feel this is stupid, or a bad idea - I thank you in advance for your opinion but would like to keep this thread on topic with people who might be interested in the same thing in case someone searches this topic in the future, please PM me if you still want to share those opinions.
2017 Bolt EV Premier (Black)
AeroViroment L2 Home charger
3M Crystalline Tint windshield and front doors, 3M 20% tint rear doors and hatch
Kenwood 300W RMS amp with MTX Slim 10" Subwoofer