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

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2014, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Furry Furfag
 
Baltothewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Apple Valley
Posts: 2,084

Winsight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)

Miaderp - '95 Mazda Miata
90 day: 28.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 406 Times in 311 Posts
Best wheel skirt length for a 97 Civic Coupe?

Hi guys, I finally found materials to make rear wheel skirts, how far down should I go? I heard hest way is to match the lowest point on the sides, but I figured I would ask as Mud flaps are not easy to find. At least not the hard plastic lightweight ones.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-04-2014, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
aerohead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sanger,Texas,U.S.A.
Posts: 10,856
Thanks: 17,144
Thanked 5,815 Times in 3,505 Posts
length

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baltothewolf View Post
Hi guys, I finally found materials to make rear wheel skirts, how far down should I go? I heard hest way is to match the lowest point on the sides, but I figured I would ask as Mud flaps are not easy to find. At least not the hard plastic lightweight ones.
If you run a straight-edge across the wheel well,does the tire protrude at some point,or is it recessed all the way down?
If it's recessed,a full-depth skirt would be great.If not,you have options to modify the rocker panel area,pushing it out and down,such that when a skirt spans the new opening,it clears the tire.
Or just bring the skirt down as far as you can without interference.You won't be adding frontal area at least.
A photo would be helpful.
__________________
Photobucket album: http://s1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj622/aerohead2/
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Furry Furfag
 
Baltothewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Apple Valley
Posts: 2,084

Winsight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)

Miaderp - '95 Mazda Miata
90 day: 28.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 406 Times in 311 Posts
I'm out at the lake right now, when I get home I'll take some pictures.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Baltothewolf For This Useful Post:
aerohead (08-04-2014)
Old 08-05-2014, 04:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
Furry Furfag
 
Baltothewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Apple Valley
Posts: 2,084

Winsight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)

Miaderp - '95 Mazda Miata
90 day: 28.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 406 Times in 311 Posts
Here you go aerohead, it's not the best picture but I didn't get home until after dark, if you would like more insightful pictures just let me know and I'll take some more in the daytime.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Baltothewolf For This Useful Post:
aerohead (08-05-2014)
Old 08-05-2014, 05:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 447

Valerie - '03 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 55.79 mpg (US)
Thanks: 277
Thanked 231 Times in 105 Posts
Honestly, unless you are planning on modifying the rear bumper or adding side skirts, I would go down only as far as the existing bodywork. Here is what I did, and it seems to be doing really well:





I did have to bend the lower edge so as to allow room for the tire/wheel, but it is supported with a metal piece that I hot glued to the corroplast.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to whatmaycome14 For This Useful Post:
aerohead (08-05-2014)
Old 08-05-2014, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
aerohead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sanger,Texas,U.S.A.
Posts: 10,856
Thanks: 17,144
Thanked 5,815 Times in 3,505 Posts
pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baltothewolf View Post
Here you go aerohead, it's not the best picture but I didn't get home until after dark, if you would like more insightful pictures just let me know and I'll take some more in the daytime.

I GOOGLED the car and it looks like you would not be able to do full-depth skirts unless the rockers were pushed out ahead of,and behind the wheels.
Bumping things out would add a smidgeon of frontal area,but the drag reduction should overshadow that.
Front and rear skirts on the 1936 Adler Jaray was good for a 13.3% drag reduction.
If she were mine,I'd be going in that direction.(AeroCivic)
__________________
Photobucket album: http://s1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj622/aerohead2/
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 06:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Not bad for a machine
 
dirtydave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,024

Maechunbu - Retired - '00 Kia Sephia 1.8I4 16VDOHC
Last 3: 45.28 mpg (US)

Slasher - '96 Chevy Corsica 2.2L 3speedauto
Duct Tape Aero Crew
Team Chevy
90 day: 34.76 mpg (US)
Thanks: 279
Thanked 241 Times in 178 Posts
Full depth is how low? To the bottom of the rocker panel?
__________________




  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
aerohead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sanger,Texas,U.S.A.
Posts: 10,856
Thanks: 17,144
Thanked 5,815 Times in 3,505 Posts
bottom?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtydave View Post
Full depth is how low? To the bottom of the rocker panel?
Yep!
__________________
Photobucket album: http://s1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj622/aerohead2/
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 09:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
Not bad for a machine
 
dirtydave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,024

Maechunbu - Retired - '00 Kia Sephia 1.8I4 16VDOHC
Last 3: 45.28 mpg (US)

Slasher - '96 Chevy Corsica 2.2L 3speedauto
Duct Tape Aero Crew
Team Chevy
90 day: 34.76 mpg (US)
Thanks: 279
Thanked 241 Times in 178 Posts
Ok thanks I should be able to do a full skirt on my KIA because the wheel sits inside. Thanks.

__________________




  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




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