ECO Belly panels on LS?
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    ECO Belly panels on LS?

    Out of curiosity, especially since I discovered that the ECO slides over snow that will high center other cars at the same depth, can a set of the ECO's under body laminar airflow panels (not front splash shield) be installed easily on an LS?

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    IF I remember correctly, they mount the same as a skid plate would on a truck, they can mount on any cruze.

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    were are you looking to get these at out of curistiy

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    I was considering putting them on my son's LS to assist in winter driving. What I discovered with my ECO is that these belly plates work like a flat bottomed sled and prevent snow from packing up under the car between the front and back wheels. When you get stuck in snow it is almost always a result of snow packing under the car between the front and back wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    I was considering putting them on my son's LS to assist in winter driving. What I discovered with my ECO is that these belly plates work like a flat bottomed sled and prevent snow from packing up under the car between the front and back wheels. When you get stuck in snow it is almost always a result of snow packing under the car between the front and back wheels.
    if you got time could u take a pic cause im curious on what it covers

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    since it sounds like you have access to both cars could you jack them up & check out where the pannels mount? see if the LS has the same mounting points.

    I am very interested in this idea, ever since I seen the fuel lines get more protected in the eco models with these panels. I would just buy them at the dealer if I could put them on my car.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jakkaroo View Post
    if you got time could u take a pic cause im curious on what it covers
    The mid-body panels between the wheels cover everything except the exhaust pipe.

    Unfortunately I don't have any way to lift the cars to get good pictures or check to see if the LS has the mounting points for these panels.
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    The Eco has the mid-body panels, and a panel near the gas tank that shields the rear suspension from airflow.

    I haven't driven a non-Eco Cruze in deep snow, so I have no comparison. It does make sense that having two giant sled-like panels would help the car move more easily through deep snow.

    This is also another reason I don't want the front panel recall done...
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    The Lancer I had had the same ground clearance as the ECO MT I traded it for. In an 8 inch snow storm last winter the Lancer high centered while pulling out of my driveway. We had an 8 inch storm after I traded and the Cruze didn't even notice. The Lancer had brand new tires on it so a lack of tread wasn't the problem. If we hadn't had the two storms I wouldn't have even considered this benefit of the aeropanels.
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    Does anyone have all the part number for these? gmpartsdirect.com isnt as easy to search through in some aspects anymore. still a great site to get parts though!
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