Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2008, 03:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,038
Thanks: 2,261
Thanked 764 Times in 442 Posts
Kit for aero modding Prius

Some of you might find this interesting.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this Prius was 'Bladeunner' ( cool ! )
http://news.windingroad.com/wp-galle...2_itemId=36019







__________________
"You don't fail until you give up. You learn, and move on." - Christ

" Hypermiling is not going slow, it's driving with more intelligence." - UFO

Last edited by Cd; 03-15-2008 at 01:07 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-15-2008, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lurking footless halls
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: northeast
Posts: 249

Dark Horse - '16 Ford Mustang GT convertible Premium

Gutless Beauty - '19 Toyota Corolla SE
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Aero mods look good but what's with the coffee can?
__________________
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Clarke's Third Law
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,038
Thanks: 2,261
Thanked 764 Times in 442 Posts
To me the fit and finish isn't too well either ( not flush ) , but I like the idea of painting and extending those extentions behind the wheels. Also, painting the roof line back is a nice touch.
Overall, I think the car looks more balanced versus the stock Prius.
__________________
"You don't fail until you give up. You learn, and move on." - Christ

" Hypermiling is not going slow, it's driving with more intelligence." - UFO
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,038
Thanks: 2,261
Thanked 764 Times in 442 Posts
( Quote )

" With increasingly stringent worldwide fuel economy standards signaling a switch away from high performance machines, what is the next generation of Hot Rodders going to do?

In Japan there have already been a few examples of “eco-tuning.” As the name suggests, the goal of eco tuning is not make more power but to get better fuel economy. Japan’s Auto Labo is one of a few tuning companies who are jumping into the eco-tuning game. At the recent Osaka Auto Messe, the company showed its new aero kit for the Toyota Prius that increases fuel efficiency while giving the car a more aggressive look. The aero package includes a redesigned front bumper, side skirts, a rear under diffuser, and rear fender skirts. The aero kit, in combination with the forged Ray’s CE28 Eco Drive wheels, is said to give a fuel economy improvement of 3 kilometers per liter. Is this where the future of car tuning is going? "
__________________
"You don't fail until you give up. You learn, and move on." - Christ

" Hypermiling is not going slow, it's driving with more intelligence." - UFO
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ecomodding Amateur
 
krousdb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Raliegh
Posts: 66

Cold Fusion - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 67.34 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I wonder what the the forged Ray’s CE28 Eco Drive wheels have to do with an increase in FE?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 06:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
tasdrouille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mirabel, QC
Posts: 1,672

The Guzzler - '08 Hyundai Elantra GL
90 day: 33.12 mpg (US)

Got Soul? - '11 Kia Soul 2U
Thanks: 35
Thanked 83 Times in 55 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by krousdb View Post
I wonder what the the forged Ray’s CE28 Eco Drive wheels have to do with an increase in FE?
My bet's on the weight.
__________________



www.HyperKilometreur.com - Quand chaque goutte compte...
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 02:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Gone4
Although it appears more can be done, I actually really like the looks of this kit. I'd like to see what the new C_d is.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
aerohead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sanger,Texas,U.S.A.
Posts: 11,520
Thanks: 18,531
Thanked 6,038 Times in 3,687 Posts
kit

I'm okay with everything except the open duct at the rear.It violates the 2 1/2-degree diffuser divergence rule,as reported by Hucho.I had this on the CRX at Bonneville,and ended up taping the whole thing shut with cardboard and racer's tape.Stylistically,its attractive,however its just that,styling.Aerodynamically,they're better off lowering the valance down to the appropriate elevation.
__________________
Photobucket album: http://s1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj622/aerohead2/
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 150

Silver Bullet - '02 VW Golf TDi
Thanks: 5
Thanked 16 Times in 11 Posts
I'm with aerohead on this one. That rear diffuser looks even more aggressive than the ~9 degrees we use for maximum downforce on our 150 mph sports racers. OTOH, at low enough speeds, maybe the airflow remains attached even at that steep angle.

At the front end, those running lights do nothing but add drag, and even the modified grill opening is still too big IMO. On our race cars, we provide just 1 square inch of opening for every 4 hp (with full ducting to the cooler).
__________________
Best tank ever: 72.1 mpg in February 2005, Seattle to S.F.
New personnal best 'all-city' tank June '08 ... 61.9 mpg!
Thanks to 'pulse-n-glide' technique.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
H4MM3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mackinac City, Michigan
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Over all I think it looks pretty good. Before I say anymore I would like to see the Cd. numbers. With flush smooth hub caps.

Looking at the rear deck lid spoiler makes me think this is Prius sport.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prius aero mods (undertrays, grille block, mirror delete...) krousdb Hybrids 46 08-02-2015 02:39 AM
Sterling Kit Car cfg83 Aerodynamics 33 12-11-2012 03:50 AM
DIY - Front Camber Kit SVOboy DIY / How-to 1 12-05-2008 12:52 PM
Autoblog Prius review: more evidence of the power of MPG instrumentation MetroMPG Instrumentation 6 01-02-2008 11:48 PM
Bullfrog Power wind farm owner dumps his Insight for a Prius MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 0 12-16-2007 11:50 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com