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Old 08-26-2010, 03:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A-B-A Testing

Originally Posted by WD40 View Post
NachtRitter .. excellent way to mount them on the VX rims .. I was looking at the idea many times but didn't want to drill into the rims. This solves the issues.
Are you going to do any A-B-A tests, or give educated guesses on mpg gains?
Again awesome solution.
Thanks WD40... I still owe you some pics of the 'guino wiring... haven't forgotten!

Yes, I would like to do A-B-A testing, though I'm at a slight disadvantage since I do not have cruise control so I'd have to do coast-down testing. And to do coast-down testing, I need to find a good place, with minimal / no traffic where I can repeatedly coast at least a mile (no stops, no curves, etc). I'm still looking for the ideal location.

I also feel like I'm at version 0.8 of these wheel covers currently... The mounting aspect works well, but I'm not entirely happy with the look of the outside ... the fender washers plus the round head bolts just sticks out too much for my tastes. I have some ideas that I plan to try this weekend...

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