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Old 07-11-2017, 03:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I ran the RE92s on Ron Burgundy at 60 PSI the whole time I owned it and never had an issue.
I also ran the Michelin Energy Savers on my first Insight Turtle at 60 PSI the whole time I owned it and didn't have any problems with that one either

I'd say it has more to do with the tire age rather than the PSI. Old tires are prone to de-laminating, and they don't last long at all after you feel the first bumpiness

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Old 07-12-2017, 11:23 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I checked the date stamp, the tires were from 2010. That must be what happened. I'm picking up new ones today
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First grid charge for this car. Probably first ever since it didn't have a GC harness when I bought it. I went like 31 hours, which may be overkill. But some people have said it's good to go longer than 24. IMA fan was running the entire time so hopefully there were no problems from overheating.
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Two lanes each direction. I'm in left lane. Car ahead in right lane tries to make a u-turn from the right lane. I honk and swerve, but it's too late.

Got all her info. Pics of damage to my car and her car. This is her fault.

Did NOT call police or insurance because insurance is going to total my car because 17 years 140k miles.

I removed the rocker panel, it had her paint all over it, but no actual damage so that's good. Rear bumper is fine. Side skirt, door, and quarter panel are all damaged. Going to get estimates from some places tomorrow.

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A lot of it will buff out anyway, but that sucks! Stupid drivers like that are the reason I invested about fifty bucks on a nice dash cam

I had the same exact thing happen in my Volt, when a guy who had pulled into the left turn lane suddenly decided he really meant to turn right and cut directly across my path at 90 degrees as I was doing about fifty mph.
My cat-like reflexes stopped an accident but it was a close one, and afterwards I realized that if I had tee-boned the guy it would have looked like I ran a red light and broadsided him!

Without visual evidence or witnesses it would have been my word against his, so now I record every moment.
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I got a dash cam, but I hadn't had a chance to install it yet. I need to wire in an extra 12v socket.
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A testing regimen would be like I accelerate to 10 mph then throw it in neutral and see how far the car goes before stopping. But aero drag is most prevalant at higher speeds. I could try like getting to 40 then at a certain point on a road I could throw it in neutral and see how far it travels before hitting like 25. But then I'd need to be going down this road quite a few times with no traffic there. I'd also need a suitable road.

Anyone have any ideas how I can test?
Ideally, you want to test in both directions on a flat road and coast down from a high speed. Auto manufacturers do their track coast downs from 80 mph, but 60 to 20 mph should be fine. I'm not sure 40 to 25 would be enough. I would also recommend logging data off of the VSS over the OBD port. You have no convenient way to correct for changes in wind speed and wind direction. You might try doing several repeat runs in two directions. If you test near a weather station that logs wind speed and directional data (small airports sometimes have this accessible online) and log the times as you collect coast down data, you might also be able to download the data and correct aero for wind speed and direction after the fact.

There are lots of engineering papers on this. Coast downs are a standard procedure for determining road loads for testing vehicles on electric chassis dynamometers. Doing this on public roads in a safe manner will be difficult. Is there someplace private where you could rent/borrow/barter time (i.e., old air field, drag strip with long over-run area, private road, etc.?)
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I don't have the car back yet. But when I get it back is this a good idea?

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I'm into the weight savings. But the IMA system charges the battery through the DC/DC converter, and I was wondering if like there were any issues or safety concerns before I do this.
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If you don't mind my asking, which dash cam did you get?

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