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

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2023, 11:41 AM   #161 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Blacktree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 205

The Prius Experiment - '07 Toyota Prius Base
90 day: 62.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 44
Thanked 123 Times in 80 Posts
Just a quick update: I decided to re-do the motorcycle mirrors. I had considered replacing the mirrors with side-view cameras, but there isn't a good place to put the view screens. Plus I'm concerned that having LCD screens on the dash would entice thieves.

So I decided to try sport bike mirrors. The mirrors that I got are roughly the same size as the old ones, but the housing appears to be more aerodynamic. Hopefully it'll reduce the wind noise.

I'll have a full-length video after the project is complete. But in the meantime, here's a teaser.

https://youtube.com/shorts/pxCVdrEMTdE

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-26-2023, 01:34 PM   #162 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 11,733

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 34.2 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 35.39 mpg (US)

Don't hit me bro - '05 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 33.21 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,148
Thanked 2,158 Times in 1,654 Posts
Has anyone tried installing vertical spoilers on their B pillars to see if they can get the air that hit the mirrors and detached to reattach?
__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2023, 01:43 PM   #163 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 25,241
Thanks: 7,130
Thanked 8,015 Times in 6,570 Posts
Quote:
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
.
__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. " someone who was not Mark Twain
____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2023, 09:00 AM   #164 (permalink)
Somewhat crazed
 
Piotrsko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 1826 miles WSW of Normal
Posts: 3,444
Thanks: 401
Thanked 992 Times in 872 Posts
Problem with mirrors is you're hanging this blunt rear face inside a turbulent airflow with no hope of getting reattached flow
__________________
casual notes from the underground:There are some "experts" out there that in reality don't have a clue as to what they are doing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2023, 12:06 PM   #165 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Blacktree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 205

The Prius Experiment - '07 Toyota Prius Base
90 day: 62.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 44
Thanked 123 Times in 80 Posts
I think you're missing the point of this whole project. I'm not trying to build the perfect car. I'm just doing some relatively minor things to improve fuel economy.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Blacktree For This Useful Post:
woodstock74 (03-23-2023)
Old 02-28-2023, 12:18 PM   #166 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 25,241
Thanks: 7,130
Thanked 8,015 Times in 6,570 Posts
Agreed on the minor things part. Did the change help or hinder sight-lines?
__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. " someone who was not Mark Twain
____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2023, 10:35 AM   #167 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 134

TBD - '17 Toyota Corolla LE
90 day: 40.79 mpg (US)

Starship - '08 Toyota Prius
90 day: 43.17 mpg (US)
Thanks: 137
Thanked 110 Times in 47 Posts
Catching up a bit, you're running the upper grill blocker all year? Any issues this past summer at peak Florida heat? I have same on my Gen 2, just installed a couple months back, but I'm in NC (though, ironically, was born in Winter Park, FL, not too far from you and still have family there), and everything is fine now, just wondering about summer. Our peak summer temps can match Florida at times, it just isn't nearly as sustained.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com