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Old 07-09-2019, 10:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
I don't disagree that the mirrors are a good mod to attempt. But in thinking about the lowest fruit, I include complexity and reversibility and possible police hazzards. One can experiment with wheel well covers almost for free, using cardboard, then build with materials much cheaper than cameras and much less likely to get a cop on you. That's all... the A2 windtunnel experience & results are relevant here, probably.

I had not seen that chart yet. Great info.

Fortunately I don't have to worry about legalities with the mirrors, as Oregon law is fairly arbitrary requiring only a "clear view" of the rear, and no specifics as to the number or placement of them.

I'm definitely going to delete them, as they are a noticeable source of noise at highway speeds. I think I have decent cameras and a monitor picked out to take up the slack - and hopefully actually expand my field of view at the same time.

Wheel covers are the likely to be my first step nonetheless, since it costs next to nothing to try.
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