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Old 05-19-2018, 01:25 AM   #388 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 59.86 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post
... What did you use to keep the wheel skirt away from touching the wheel? ....
So the heavy black plastic I bought for the wheel skirts a few years ago comes un a big wide roll. I cut my wheel skirts to use the formed curve of the roll to hold the skirt off the tire. I screwed up on the passenger side so it sometimes touches the tire just a wee bit on a curve or bump. No biggie. No damage. One day I will remake that one. The driver side one is beautiful and has never touched the tire. No supports needed. The curve of the plastic is all....

Originally Posted by 19bonestock88 View Post
They look to be made from a small diameter pipe... PVC or maybe polyethylene ...
That's about right. I litterally found this section of pipe in the street while biking a year or three ago. I salvage stuff and follow the "look alikes" design strategy. It's a book I used to read to my daughter at bedtime:

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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