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Old 07-30-2014, 02:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyway here they are, first did I use the template correctly?

...I think it would make a really good mount for a kammback idea I have.
Keep in mind what the Template looks like from the front or back. So what's the Kammback idea look like?

The dust shield would basically keep the wheels clean and prevent air moving in or out of the wheel disk. Just make it as much like this as you can.


All the attention is given to smoothing the line from the middle of the tire sidewall to the face of the disk. The rim is wider than the tread and the disk laps over the tire sidewall so it's one smooth curve from one side to the other. It even has a neat little access panel for the lug nuts.

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Old 07-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll have to get a picture of the back end of my car and break out my mad MS Paint skills to make a mockup of it either that or try to draw it but it will taper to slightly narrower at the end of the car than where it meets the top for sure. Have to try for the teardrop shape!
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I think we might be thinking of different things or maybe I'm not explaining my idea correctly. This picture is pretty similar to what I was talking about
I had never heard of these before. Clever. Put these behind wheels covered with a clear smooth cover--maybe lexan--and you'd have a cool look that would not get easily polluted by road muck and of course brake dust.
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I had never heard of these before. Clever. Put these behind wheels covered with a clear smooth cover--maybe lexan--and you'd have a cool look that would not get easily polluted by road muck and of course brake dust.
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Exactly what I was thinking. I figure if smoothing out the front helps then that should help too at least to some extent plus I hate having to wash brake dust off my wheels all the time anyway.
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I hate having to wash brake dust off my wheels all the time anyway.
Don't use the brakes so much, DWB.
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I like this idea, smooth on the inside edge of the wheel. I wouldn't think brakes would get hot enough to worry about anything unless you're racing. I was thinking about that and I hardly ever use my brakes.
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Exactly what I was thinking. I figure if smoothing out the front helps then that should help too at least to some extent plus I hate having to wash brake dust off my wheels all the time anyway.
I forget which car, but either ecotex or donkeycrx has a method for cheaply covering wheels with an adhesive black plastic sheeting. He did it on the front, but I suppose it could be done on the back, then maybe a clear cover on the front? Beats the $80 these folks want for these fitted aluminum inserts.
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The only problem I see with the discs in the two pictures is that any water is going to be stuck in there it seems with no way out. If you were to drive through a deep puddle and they filled up enough to cover even just the bottom of a brake rotor that could make for an interesting situation.
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If it was sealed so poorly that water could get in, couldn't it get back out again?

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