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

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-14-2009, 09:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troy, Pa.
Posts: 8,919

Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi
90 day: 45.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,369
Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts
No offense, but isn't that just a little over engineered?

__________________
"ʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-14-2009, 09:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leadville, CO
Posts: 509

Maroon Ballon - '98 Chrysler Town & Country LXI
90 day: 26.42 mpg (US)

MaEsTRO - '95 Geo Metro 5spd hatch, 3 cyl
Thanks: 47
Thanked 54 Times in 38 Posts
It's the same principle as tire chains. Do you think these are over engineered?

I've had to change tires in the dark, in the middle of a blizzard, in sub-freezing weather, more than once. Needing to have extra tools to unscrew a hubcap that is bolted somehow to the wheel, or trying to break a caulk bead with a credit card, when your hands are freezing, is not feasible.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 09:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
epic stock master
 
luvit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: US
Posts: 377

86 Accord LX (carb) - '86 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 19
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
caulk bead w/ credit card = 4 seconds.
put some gloves in your glove box?
__________________
.
single person car thread
.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 09:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leadville, CO
Posts: 509

Maroon Ballon - '98 Chrysler Town & Country LXI
90 day: 26.42 mpg (US)

MaEsTRO - '95 Geo Metro 5spd hatch, 3 cyl
Thanks: 47
Thanked 54 Times in 38 Posts
I can tell you've never done it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 09:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
epic stock master
 
luvit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: US
Posts: 377

86 Accord LX (carb) - '86 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 19
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
lived in ND for 2 winters... been there.
__________________
.
single person car thread
.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leadville, CO
Posts: 509

Maroon Ballon - '98 Chrysler Town & Country LXI
90 day: 26.42 mpg (US)

MaEsTRO - '95 Geo Metro 5spd hatch, 3 cyl
Thanks: 47
Thanked 54 Times in 38 Posts
And you've glued your hubcaps to your wheels and removed them with a credit card in sub-freezing temperature? I'm calling BS on this one.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 10:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Posts: 813
Thanks: 5
Thanked 34 Times in 26 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christ View Post
thatguitarguy -

I made a suggestion to someone else about this same topic, actually. You can put screws though your lug nuts from the insides. The chrome caps are very thin, and easy to drill through. Plus, the studs don't screw in that far.

Alternatively, you could just thread screws through the chrome, as well. I'd rather at least have a nut JB-welded into the caps, though.
Those lug nut covers fall off, so I doubt they will hold a pizza pan.

I think it makes more sense to just use long lug nuts that leave unused treads at the top, and screw the correct tread bolt into them, effectively extending the lugs. Then you can bolt on the pan with nuts.


I googled and found these open end lug nuts

http://www.ravspeconline.com/shop/ca...th=198_582_583
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to winkosmosis For This Useful Post:
k.civic.f4i (01-13-2010)
Old 12-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 204

- - '10 Toyota Prius III w/Navi
Thanks: 4
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Hi GuitarGuy,

Driving down long grades makes the use of flush hubcaps an issue with regards to brake temperatures. So, my comment was on-topic...
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 10:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leadville, CO
Posts: 509

Maroon Ballon - '98 Chrysler Town & Country LXI
90 day: 26.42 mpg (US)

MaEsTRO - '95 Geo Metro 5spd hatch, 3 cyl
Thanks: 47
Thanked 54 Times in 38 Posts
The pan-caps won't be flush, but they will close off airflow from the outside. Most of the air for brake cooling comes from the inside, where the brakes are, but I see your point. I use engine braking a lot, and have never had trouble with hot brakes, but the smell of overheated truck brakes is very common in the mountains. My van has an electric trailer brake, and if I'm going to do towing I would most likely be prepping my vehicle differently by removing the pan-caps and the grill block. This is why I'm trying to do modifications that are more modular and easily removable. If I have to load the van down, I don't want to spend hours reversing aerodynamic modifications.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 10:46 PM   #20 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Madison AL
Posts: 1,123

The Geo - '93 Geo Metro
Team Metro
90 day: 45.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 30
Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
3m auto tape worked for me, but the cold you get is different than what I get.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda Fit Belly Pan Project Fit Aerodynamics 17 08-10-2015 08:29 AM
Where to get a 15" stainless or aluminum pizza pan? Chris D. DIY / How-to 12 12-14-2009 09:58 PM
Pizza pan wheel covers - smooth or perforated? jabb Aerodynamics 5 06-23-2009 09:01 PM
pizza pan - dish in or out? lightning Aerodynamics 14 06-07-2009 12:26 AM
Pruis Pizza Pan Hub Caps.... justpassntime Aerodynamics 1 07-14-2008 09:55 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com