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Xringer 06-05-2008 03:48 PM

But I love these mud flaps!!
 
Rear:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...r/CRV/M036.jpg
Front:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...r/CRV/M038.jpg

I ordered these and installed them in January of 2000. They have really kept the gunk off the sides of my car..
But with today's gas prices..?..
As you can see, they have a cup-rim around their edges! What could be worse?

My estimate: Each one is costing about 1/4 MPG.. So, I should see a 1 MPH improvement when these are in the re-cycle bin.?.

Or, am I wrong and the flaps should actually help the cd..?.

Comments please:

ebacherville 06-05-2008 03:53 PM

fill the cup with spray foam insulation.. then make a boat tail behind them.. it will make a mudflap that helps MPG

ttoyoda 06-05-2008 04:00 PM

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Lazarus 06-05-2008 04:00 PM

Is the drive mostly city or highway? If mostly city I doubt it will make that big a difference. Don't know where you are located but if it's up north you could always just use them in the winter when the weather is not so good.

ebacherville 06-05-2008 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Lazarus (Post 31850)
Is the drive mostly city or highway? If mostly city I doubt it will make that big a difference. Don't know where you are located but if it's up north you could always just use them in the winter when the weather is not so good.

hehe, up north the snow and ice pile up and make ice boattails behind the tires .. mother nature fixing your areo.. to bad they weigh about 20 pounds each and fall off all the time

johnpr 06-05-2008 04:21 PM

yeah i hate when my natural aero fixes fail
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1129

Lazarus 06-05-2008 04:31 PM

How would you like to get off the plane wonder to the parking lot to find this.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...oto/carice.jpg

Xringer 06-05-2008 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Lazarus (Post 31865)
How would you like to get off the plane wonder to the parking lot to find this.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...oto/carice.jpg

Plus, he has those crappy roof racks.. At least mine have some semblance of streamlining. :cool:

Xringer 06-05-2008 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ebacherville (Post 31845)
fill the cup with spray foam insulation.. then make a boat tail behind them.. it will make a mudflap that helps MPG

I see what you mean.. And it would be easy to fill the cup and top it off with coroplas.. But the boat-tail behind it would be too much work..

Maybe it's best I say goodbye to them..

lunarhighway 06-05-2008 06:06 PM

they don't seem to be to aggressive... so thay're likely to be well within the tire wake.
maybe you could swap the front ones lef-rigth so they mount backwards...that seems smoother... or add some small kamback farings around it (as would be the case if they where backwards), so you get a virtual boattail...

mudflaps have a good side in keeping the car clean and undamaged from rocks so if you want that aspect you might just try to optimise them....if not, loose them

also when you don't strictly need them you could take them of and do some A-B testing


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