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Old 06-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
The manic mechanic
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
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Hondo - '03 Hyundai accent gl
90 day: 33.81 mpg (US)
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probably the coolest aero pizza pan steel wheel covers ever

So ive been working on these steel wheel covers for a while now. i wanted to have them mounted concave thinking this would help lower the Cd compared to the convex mounting style ive seen a few others do. so i stared at them like a monkey trying to do a math problem for a bit and then got to work. I pulled one of the wheels off of my little hyundai to use as a reference, marked some things out, drilled some holes (possibly ruining a wood hole-boring drill bit, but nevertheless) and zip tied them to my wheels.

Turns out with just 4 mounting points they flex a little bit and make a funny noise. probably no the most aero of an upgrade. so i thought i'd not only fix them but make them look cool in the process. I punched some more holes hoping to make use of all 12 of the "spokes" in the stock wheel. 3x the ties should result in less flexing. right?

Who says Eco can't look sweet?
so here are some pics of the process and the finished covers, will post pics of the car when mounted

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