Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #71 (permalink)
Pokémoderator
 
cfg83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,864

1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Team Saturn
90 day: 40.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 439
Thanked 528 Times in 355 Posts
abently -

Quote:
Originally Posted by abently View Post
What kind of looks do you guys get driving with pizza pan hub caps?

I'm considering it, but they would definitely be painted black.
I have switched to aluminum (no rust!) pizza pans recently, and I am getting massive looks. Today one dude cranked his head around so much that he almost rear-ended a car.

Last week someone in a Nissan Versa hatchback was staring at my wheel covers. At first he was on my left. Then, as he got off the freeway, he was on my right. Also, I only had one rear side skirt on at the time, so I am sure that I confused him no end.

CarloSW2

__________________

What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out!
American Solar Energy Society
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 10-08-2010, 08:17 AM   #72 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlierickman View Post
wow really? i'm thinking that it's a reasonable price.. where do you plan to get or find these parts?

btw, i don't know why but i found the "boo boo plugs" kinda funny.. what a name. lol

_________________________
wholesale car parts




go to your local walmart, find the row with pans. pick out the size pizza pans desired and then buy them.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 12:28 PM   #73 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
euromodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Belgium
Posts: 4,666

GasDwarf - '13 Volkswagen up! EcoFuel CNG
Thanks: 176
Thanked 639 Times in 506 Posts
I wonder how these were fitted :

Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible sets world speed record on ice -- Autoblog

Good enough to go 205mph ... on ice !
__________________
GasDwarf's fuel consumption :
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:35 PM   #74 (permalink)
Mechanical engineer
 
Vekke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitee (Finland)
Posts: 987

Siitin - '98 Seat Cordoba Vario
90 day: 58.56 mpg (US)

VW Lupo 3L --> 2L - '00 VolksWagen Lupo 3L
Diesel
90 day: 104.94 mpg (US)

A8 luxury fuel sipper - '97 Audi A8 1.2 TDI 6 speed manual
90 day: 64.64 mpg (US)

Audi A4B6 Avant Niistäjä - '02 Audi A4b6 1.9tdi 96kW 3L
90 day: 54.57 mpg (US)

Tourekki - '04 VW Touareg 2.5TDI R5 6 speed manual
90 day: 32.98 mpg (US)

A2 1.4TDI - '03 Audi A2 1.4 TDI
90 day: 45.68 mpg (US)
Thanks: 173
Thanked 507 Times in 221 Posts
You can see from the high res pictures that there is 5 small black things on the outer edge so I would guess that screwed directly to rim.
__________________


https://www.linkedin.com/in/vesatiainen/

Vesa Tiainen innovation engineer and automotive enthusiast
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #75 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
Well after on winter and about 8 months on my car the pizza pans are rusting badly. So I went online and ordered some aluminum ones, Now I just need a non rainy day to put them on the car.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #76 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
well it stopped raining for a few min and so I put new pizza pans on:

Old:




New

The new ones are about half the weight as the old steel ones. I think I saved about .75LB per wheel
__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Weather Spotter For This Useful Post:
cfg83 (04-16-2011)
Old 04-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #77 (permalink)
Pokémoderator
 
cfg83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,864

1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Team Saturn
90 day: 40.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 439
Thanked 528 Times in 355 Posts
Weather Spotter -

Most excellent! Can you say the "make and model" and diameter of your aluminum pizza pan? Also, what was the difference between the advertised diameter and the real diameter?

I ask because we may want to make a table/database of what we are using for what cars. I have ordered pizza pans from different manufacturers and the advertised diameter will sometimes be in conflict with the actual diameter. However, once you know the discrepancy, you should be able to "project" that discrepancy to the other diameters they sell. Do you know what I mean?

CarloSW2
__________________

What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out!
American Solar Energy Society
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #78 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
Amazon:
Winware 16 Inch Aluminum Pizza Tray with Wide Rim
Sold by: TigerChef
Condition: new
Quantity: 5
$3.81 each
Item subtotal: $19.05

Size 16"

old walmart pans 16"

what you need to do is make a rim size chart, that's what changes
__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Weather Spotter For This Useful Post:
aerohead (04-23-2011)
Old 04-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #79 (permalink)
Pokémoderator
 
cfg83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,864

1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Team Saturn
90 day: 40.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 439
Thanked 528 Times in 355 Posts
Weather Spotter -

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weather Spotter View Post
Amazon:
Winware 16 Inch Aluminum Pizza Tray with Wide Rim
Sold by: TigerChef
Condition: new
Quantity: 5
$3.81 each
Item subtotal: $19.05

Size 16"

old walmart pans 16"

what you need to do is make a rim size chart, that's what changes
Yes, that changes too. However, I have gotten trays advertised as 15" in diameter, but are actually *slightly* different, maybe +-0.25". That makes sense to me because pizza pans are not a "hard science", they're ... pizza pans. They only have(?) to be internally consistent within their make/model of pizza pan sizes. In that situation the small difference can make the tray non-useable. Since aluminum pizza pans are mostly mail order, it can make ordering/returning/ordering again a PITA process.

CarloSW2
__________________

What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out!
American Solar Energy Society
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #80 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
true, Most ones are very close to advertized size

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Commercial Aero Race Wheel covers (clear acrylic) cfg83 Aerodynamics 8 09-20-2010 11:09 PM
aero caps and wheel balancing lightning Aerodynamics 3 05-01-2009 06:54 PM
check out my taped hub caps! modmonster Aerodynamics 9 01-17-2009 10:45 PM
"Pizza pan" hub caps (2008 Civic)? KJSatz Aerodynamics 2 08-05-2008 12:14 AM
Pruis Pizza Pan Hub Caps.... justpassntime Aerodynamics 1 07-14-2008 09:55 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com