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Old 05-19-2018, 01:25 AM   #388 (permalink)
California98Civic
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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....

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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:
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-316-81255-9
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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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