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Old 10-10-2008, 02:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As long as the inside surface is smooth i don't think there would be any issues with the tire getting rubbed through.

Maybe an aluminum plate with a hinge, rubber to cover the space above, and small springs near the hinges to prevent any flapping.

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't wait for the results. I might have to try it with my car.
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I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out. All of your other aeromods ended up looking great.
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I think Basjoos' idea of the conveyer belt wheels is brilliant, but I would be worried that the rubbing would eventually wear into the tires.
I know it won't, but it would if I built it !
I've been driving with mine for over a year and a half and over 40,000 miles with no problems with rubbing wear on the tires from the rollers.
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I've been driving with mine for over a year and a half and over 40,000 miles with no problems with rubbing wear on the tires from the rollers.[/QUOTE]

( I was just stating that if I personally did what you did, It never would have worked. I was never doubting your genious )
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I've been driving with mine for over a year and a half and over 40,000 miles with no problems with rubbing wear on the tires from the rollers.
Where did you source those conveyor rollers from?
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You can order them on-line at McMaster-Carr (McMaster-Carr).

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3/4" Diameter Conveyor Roller Aluminum, for 4-7/8" Between Frame Width, 20# Cap
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They also sell longer versions of this 3/4" dia roller.
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So do the rollers always make contact with the wheel, or just in a turn ?
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They only make contact during a sharp turn, like turning into a driveway. They don't make contact during lane changes or when making moderate turns like from one 4-lane road onto another 4-lane road. They sometimes make contact when turning from one 1-lane road onto another 1-lane road.

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