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Old 11-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question --- Cover the INSIDE of the wheels ---

As opposed to putting pizza pans on the outside of the wheel, I'm thinking of sandwiching a piece of black coroplast between the wheel and the brake. Will this still give me a slight aero advantage that comes from covering wheels as no air would be pumped in and out of the wheel well?

I want to do this so I keep my pretty rims still showing

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Old 11-09-2010, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pizza covers actually look pretty damn cool, to be honest... especially if you paint them with something artistic.

Inside should make a minutely small difference...

Another option is black coroplast or plexiglass inbetween the spokes of your rims.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blocking the inside of the wheel is definitely better than leaving it open. It's not going to make much difference though.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Haven't referred to my aero texts on this, but I think it's more about the top of the wheel moving air aside at 2x vehicle speed more than exchange through the wheel. If that's the case then a smooth exterior wheel surface is where it's at.
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I agree. How big is the brake rotor inside the wheel? Most likely it fills the majority of the space already.
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What about the brakes? Don't they need cooling?
I'm very uneducated when it comes to brakes, I rarely use them
But I thought they needed cooling.
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They need cooling if you brake a lot... not that I have much experience in that.
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They need cooling if you brake a lot... not that I have much experience in that.
exactly I never brake and nor should any ecomodder so I think we should all be fine there

I didn't think about the brakes already covering most of the area...duh... so yeah I guess the gains would be minimal...

Ok time to find coroplast (do they sell it in HD or Lowes and in what section?) to make covers for the outside of the wheel....
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Ok time to find coroplast (do they sell it in HD or Lowes and in what section?) to make covers for the outside of the wheel....
Yes...they do sell some at HD and Lowes...it should be in the sign section along with the address numbers and metal rods. However...you just probably missed out on all the free coroplast from the political signs from this past election. Try contacting yer local recycling place and see if they have any left that you can reuse...

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