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Old 01-24-2016, 01:48 AM   #27 (permalink)
Daschicken
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Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
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90 day: 61.29 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
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Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
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90 day: 51.78 mpg (US)

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The next mod I worked on were some nice wheel boat tails. I brought up what little information I could find about them, used the template, and created these: Click image for larger version

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ID:	19527 To minimize road debris risk, I used hot glue and coroplast only, until later on that is. Here is how they looked behind the front wheels, the first place I put them. Click image for larger version

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I think that they actually enhance the appearance of the car, anyone else feel that way? I got to test their speedbump impact index on the first test drive, luckily it didn't register . I took them off a day later because they were falling off. Minimal velcro and a poorly placed ziptie on each tail meant they didn't stay on well. Also, in the front they blocked the jack point, so it would have been a PITA to deal with anyways. Too bad, they looked cool up there.

So I put them behind the rear wheels this time, and used a sturdier mounting system this time: L brackets! Yay! Click image for larger version

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Results? You know the drill, I don't do testing (yet...?) so I can't narrow down little things. Which means absolutely no improvement noticed. However, I do have an insight (no, the other insight) into why. Thanks to forza 6 I saw the back of an Indycar and their form of wheel boat tails. Take a look: Click image for larger version

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See how the tail is open to the wheel well? Guess what my tails aren't? Yep. They are closed in the front. I think it should be open after seeing an indycar, anyone else agree? These things have stumped me for long enough.
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Best trip in V6: 52.0
Best tank in V6: 46.0
Best tank in CBR: 61.3
Best tank in VFR: 57.1
Best tank in SV: 74.9

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