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symmetr-yo 09-13-2009 09:04 PM

If you had the $$$..... would you
 
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I have been lurking for a while now...... and I am starting my journey for better fuel economy. I like the kammback which is going to be one of the first mods I am going do to a metro. Anyways If you had the cash would you get this type of windshield...... do not know if this has been addressed before .

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e371/AndrewGS/187.jpg

MetroMPG 09-13-2009 09:34 PM

Phil has been toying with the idea of getting a windshield like that, but I forget what he was going to use it on.

http://www.autoblog.com.es/fotos/mercedes/c1113.jpg

The Mercedes C-111 (0.178 drag coefficient) had a windshield similar to that, but there are plenty of examples of vehicles with low Cd's that have conventional glass. EV1, the PNGV concept vehicles, Mercedes Boxfish car...

SVOboy 09-13-2009 09:48 PM

Mike had one on his aerocivic for a while, but I don't think it's on right now. I would rather have a car that used the design idea without looking like crap, though :)

2000mc 09-13-2009 10:08 PM

speaking of design... you wouldnt want a windshield like the one in the original post. looks like a 90s chevy full size, now they might be reliable, but sooner or later youre going to want to open that hood.

MadisonMPG 09-13-2009 10:25 PM

The dash on that truck would be outrageous.

Christ 09-13-2009 10:46 PM

Guys - you'd have heat w/o running the blower in the winter. Since the hood area is now completely inside the truck, you could adjust the heat by adding/subtracting grille block!

alohaspirit 09-14-2009 01:09 AM

To answer your question: No, I would not spend the money on the windshield


its a good way to improve aero but imho that money would be better spent towards something else (perhaps a better aero shell for the metro)


thats what i tell myself everytime i want to pay a shop to make professional (insight grade) wheel skirts for my car

it would be cool but the whole point is to save money and gas

Christ 09-14-2009 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by alohaspirit (Post 127646)
To answer your question: No, I would not spend the money on the windshield


its a good way to improve aero but imho that money would be better spend towards a more aero car


thats what i tell myself everytime i want to pay a shop to make professional (insight grade) wheel skirts for my car


it would be cool but the whole point is to save money and gas

Negotiate -

Tell them that if they can make them at low/reduced cost, you'll allow them to advertise your vehicle's image, and you'll apply one (1) vinyl decal with their logo of choice to your vehicle, for a pre-determined amount of time. (1 year, usually).

Maybe they'll go for it.

That has it's own rewards, too. You get cheap/at cost parts, professionally made, and they get cheap/free mobile advertising, which brings a new revenue stream.

Piwoslaw 09-14-2009 01:29 AM

Christ is on to something here. Take into account that a professionally modded car will get much more attention than a normal one. Gee, maybe they should pay you for their ad?

I asked around at the local body shops before doing my mods on my own and nobody wanted to have anything to do with it. They wouldn't even do something small, like removing the roof railing.

RandomFact314 09-14-2009 02:29 AM

my neons front windshield is already slanted a shload so I don't think I would need one but honestly it looks awesome to me, If I was a truck then sure I would want one for free or something


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