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Old 01-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:26 AM   #45 (permalink)
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First off. Thank you 94mometro for your contributions! I was aware of the team swift headlight cover how to, it is an awesome write up and I am sure I will use it in part if not in whole.

The moon eyes may have to wait, I will eventually need to replace my existing tires (icky half worn out 12" snow tires). 12" tires are becoming harder to find, and sadly this means they are more expensive than they need to be. I am exploring other options, this meaning a taller rim with a shorter tire so it is about as tall as the combo I have now. I am REALLY stuck on the idea of going to Alloy rims. unfortunately Alloys have become a marketing ploy and are often heavier (counts as both unsprung weight and rotating mass) than their steel counterparts, and almost certainly always wider (more frontal area meaning less aerodynamic and limits tire width choices). my current thought process is some 15" alloys off an Acura Legend with short tires, alternately a set of 13" or 14"steels with appropriate tires.

Anyways. sorry for the long rambling answer but no sense in buying a set of moon caps if I end up replacing the rims. And thank you again!
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #46 (permalink)
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So. Jonesing to mod. looked at 4 motors. 3 where garbage, one ran well but had low compression (120 psi). Been doing little things to bide the time.

Mirror delete update. The covered the door behind the mirror with black duct tape. sealed the door and gave it a more finished look. (Tape is hardly noticable with the door closed)



In preperation for the kamback I'm preparing to install a back up camera, having no where but a big flat dash to put the Monitor and not wanting to have it sitting out in the open for every crack head to see I prototyped a cover, because of the form of the dash It was big enough that I threw the GPS in as well. Fits nearly perfect! So heres is Dash cover prototype 1.0 (CAD design)



Figuring it would be a while before I updated the prototype I covered the cardboard with duct tape to make it look a little more subtle from the outside.



At long last I get around to my headlight mod (Out of vanity, I know there is no measurable FE gain from the mod, but damn it looks cool!). $3.90 for the lexan, $7 for the tape... must.... resist... economics... rant.... So. its snowing here. wanted to give the tape time to.... dry or seal or cure or whatever tape does so I havent installed the buckets yet.



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That's why the non-aero lamps have those slots in the bottom of the surround, to let out the air they'd otherwise catch. I bet there's many hours of design and testing went into the exact size and placement of those slots so there'd be minimal difference between those lamps and the higher up models' flush lamps.

Now there would be something to test. See if applying tape over those slots has an effect on FE.
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dollars to donuts says its about a 2% FE difference
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Now there would be something to test. See if applying tape over those slots has an effect on FE.
Dollars to donuts says its just shy of 2% difference FE
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I'm pretty sure those are drainage slots...at least that's where I'm betting my donuts ;-)

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