Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Looking for 3rd Party Testing company

In the Southern California area I am looking for Labs or solid research from a third party company to check out and report on an aerodynamic concept. Any suggestions?

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 11-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
EV convert
 
oil pan 4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NewMexico (USA)
Posts: 9,713

Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
SUV
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

camaro - '85 Chevy Camaro Z28

Riot - '03 Kia Rio POS
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.21 mpg (US)

Bug - '01 VW Beetle GLSturbo
90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

Sub2500 - '86 GMC Suburban C2500
90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

Snow flake - '11 Nissan Leaf SL
SUV
90 day: 141.63 mpg (US)
Thanks: 231
Thanked 3,172 Times in 2,488 Posts
The NASA Ames research center.
I know they are not in the SoCal area but no one will question their findings.
__________________
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Nasa

Thanks oil pan 4. I found that they are up around San Jose. And yes that would be a serious 3rd Party Reference! Will check it our further, fearing that it will be quite pricey.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mechanical engineer
 
Vekke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitee (Finland)
Posts: 1,114

Siitin - '98 Seat Cordoba Vario
90 day: 58.56 mpg (US)

VW Lupo 3L --> 2L - '00 VolksWagen Lupo 3L
Diesel
90 day: 104.94 mpg (US)

A8 luxury fuel sipper - '97 Audi A8 1.2 TDI 6 speed manual
90 day: 64.64 mpg (US)

Audi A4B6 Avant Niistäjä - '02 Audi A4b6 1.9tdi 96kW 3L
90 day: 54.57 mpg (US)

Tourekki - '04 VW Touareg 2.5TDI R5 6 speed manual
90 day: 32.98 mpg (US)

A2 1.4TDI - '03 Audi A2 1.4 TDI
90 day: 45.68 mpg (US)

A2 1.4 LPG - '02 Audi A2 1.4 (75hp)
90 day: 24.67 mpg (US)
Thanks: 228
Thanked 625 Times in 290 Posts
If it is already a ready model car check a2 wind tunnel:
A2WT HomePage

That is one of the cheapest places.

What is your budget?
what are your goals? cd, lift downforce etc.
What needs to be tested?
__________________


https://www.linkedin.com/in/vesatiainen/

Vesa Tiainen innovation engineer and automotive enthusiast
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
back to you Vekke

Thanks Vekke, the website looks just like what I need to do. It is on the other side of the map, but I'm originally from Tennessee & could make a nice trip. Budget is tight so I'm looking for a reasonable way to do this testing. Wondering if a University student might embrace the project. Improvement on the Coefficient of Drag is one of the main things I'm looking for. Also want to get some more ducks in a row before I divulge more.
Thanks so much, GBld
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
JRMichler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phillips, WI
Posts: 985

Nameless - '06 GMC Canyon
90 day: 37.45 mpg (US)
Thanks: 188
Thanked 415 Times in 266 Posts
If you are on a tight budget, you can test aero modifications yourself. Start here: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ery-11445.html.

Then search this site for coastdown tests.
__________________
The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks

Thank you JRMichler. Yes, very helpful. I like the A-B-A format. When able, I plan to go beyond this self testing model to the A2 labs in North Carolina unless something better presents itself.
Thanks again,
GBld

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Tags
labs, research, third party verification

Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com