Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2008, 10:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
EcoMod Wannabe
Sean T.'s Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lake Orion, MI
Posts: 448

Taurusaurus Rex - '97 Ford Taurus GL (Sedan)
90 day: 19.39 mpg (US)

Blue Wagon - '00 Ford Taurus Wagon SE Comfort
90 day: 19.61 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 16 Times in 9 Posts
I unscrewed mine, and put duct tape over the post to smooth it over.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 10-22-2008, 08:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Gloucester VA
Posts: 6

VEGGIE - '85 benz 300d turbo diesel

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to hhometro
what did you do about the hole that it left on the out side, does anyone have any better ideas besides duct tape
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 09:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
herp derp Apprentice
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 996

saturn - '99 saturn sc1
Team Saturn
90 day: 31.08 mpg (US)
Thanks: 41
Thanked 296 Times in 214 Posts
that hole... awww, i wouldnt worry about that lil guy.

the hole is in the cowl at the base of the windshield, the gap between it and the fender has more open space than the hole left behind does. and i figure that hole doesnt create much drag as compared to the mast that used to grow out of it.

but yea, its on my list... it would be part of sealing all body gaps when i get to that stage. right now i'm focusing more on figuring out how i'm going to make my belly pan, then a smaller air dam close to the front edge of the car that will wrap around to act kinda like tire spats, then wheel skirts.... moving the mast is low hanging fruit compared to an attractive fix for the hole
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 09:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,436
Thanks: 6
Thanked 42 Times in 35 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Johnny Mullet Send a message via MSN to Johnny Mullet
Originally Posted by hhometro View Post
what did you do about the hole that it left on the out side, does anyone have any better ideas besides duct tape
Black electrical tape with the edges rounded off looks pretty decent.

GeoMetroforum.com - got mpg?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 12:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
wagonman76's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northwest Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,006

Red Car - '89 Chevrolet Celebrity CL 4 door
Team Chevy
90 day: 36.47 mpg (US)

Winter Wagon - '89 Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon
90 day: 28.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
I folded up a piece of plastic, and then put back on the thin black plastic retainer to hold it down. It should at least help keep an exposed hole from rusting out.

Winter daily driver, parked most days right now

Summer daily driver
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 02:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
Arctic Fox's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vostok Station, AQ
Posts: 39

アキラ - '00 Volkswagen Passat B5 Wagon
Thanks: 14
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
This may be of interest for those not completely removing antennas: Estimation of The Drag of a Roof Mounted Antenna

I've antennas mounted that are angled back about 30°. I can't feel any effects in aerodynamics, but know there should be a difference.

There's also this: Prius Shark fin Antenna
-Addicted to Chaos-

Last edited by Arctic Fox; 10-26-2008 at 02:51 AM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Arctic Fox For This Useful Post:
davidgrey50 (07-22-2010), ECONORAM (11-24-2012), mchlbk (07-25-2016)
Old 10-26-2008, 10:07 AM   #27 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
groar's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Last week-end, we were going to have a trip. While I was preparing the car, the baby reseted the radio station list... I unfolded the antenna into a vertical position to optimize the reception and restarted the channel scan.

During the trip, as soon as we reached the 80km/h (50mph) we could hear a whistling and it was really loud at 120km/h (75mph). After 20 minutes and several stops for inspections, I remembered about the antenna, stopped, and folded the antenna as horizontally as possible.

Guess... the whistling immediately disappeared

Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$

megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 12:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
allc0re's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arkansas, USA
Posts: 14

The Truck - '00 Ford Ranger XL Ext. Cab
90 day: 24.94 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to allc0re Send a message via MSN to allc0re Send a message via Skype™ to allc0re
Smile RE: Saturn mod

Funny, I had all but forgotten about that post on SaturnFans. I just stumbled across this site and it seems to suit my interests. I think I'll do some more searching and update my profile here. I was getting 41 MPG highway with that Saturn SL2 mentioned in the antenna mod post. I now own a Ford Ranger because of where I live and the road conditions here. I am on a mission to increase my mileage. Glad to have found a community of people who think like I do. Consider this my first post. Happy to be here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 01:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Posts: 813
Thanks: 5
Thanked 32 Times in 25 Posts
To cover the antenna spot you can use those plugs they put on faucet holes. Someone on miata.net did that.

BTW, I'd try to put the antenna somewhere that it's not next to metal, because the steel of the body will block the signal from that direction.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
Legend in my own mind
trikkonceptz's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Homestead, Fl.
Posts: 927

Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

Silent Silver Killer - '10 Honda Insight EX
90 day: 51.5 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
You can also visit any sign shop in your area and ask for a small piece of vinyl that most closely matches your vehicle.

BTW on the Vibe I think the antennae angle matches that of the windshield, therefore I have plans to remove the antennae completely and remount the antennae in the center of my dash up against the windshield.

Thx NoCO2; "The biggest FE mod you can make is to adjust the nut behind the wheel"

I am a precisional instrument of speed and aeromatics
If your knees bent in the opposite direction......what would a chair look like???

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with my aero mods: 1.8L 05 Auto Toyota Corolla blackjackel Aerodynamics 73 11-22-2011 09:55 PM
Testing the IAT mod tasdrouille General Efficiency Discussion 6 09-27-2009 04:09 PM
jeep aero mod ideas johnpr Aerodynamics 22 08-27-2008 07:45 PM
my jeep's new aero mod johnpr Aerodynamics 18 02-23-2008 01:44 PM
Another Autospeed aero article: methods for measuring aero drag Daox Aerodynamics 4 02-14-2008 12:34 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com