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Old 07-31-2019, 10:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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These look really good. Has anyone seen any problems with overheating brakes because of these coverings? Will this cause faster brake pad wear?
I had my brakes get hot twice with complete covers on all four wheels on my Civic on longer highway trips. I also used cruise control, so I surmise my brakes were being used more often than necessary. I removed the front wheel covers and never had anymore issues. Rear wheel covers were fine.

the Insight has almost completely smooth/covered alloy rims and has never had an issue with brake heat. It also doesn't have cruise control and I rarely use my brakes.

Efficient drivers drive as though they don't have brakes (braking kills MPG!), and mods will do no good unless you do the driver mod, so they should be fine unless you go racing around and braking everywhere, in which case mods aren't going to help your MPG at all..

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Really gorgeous, Vekke. How did you make the second one? How is it secured from the back?
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Oooooh, if I had a worthwhile pic host, I’d show you the nice new discs my company is using...
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:26 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I had my brakes get hot twice with complete covers on all four wheels on my Civic on longer highway trips. I also used cruise control, so I surmise my brakes were being used more often than necessary. I removed the front wheel covers and never had anymore issues. Rear wheel covers were fine.

the Insight has almost completely smooth/covered alloy rims and has never had an issue with brake heat. It also doesn't have cruise control and I rarely use my brakes.

Efficient drivers drive as though they don't have brakes (braking kills MPG!), and mods will do no good unless you do the driver mod, so they should be fine unless you go racing around and braking everywhere, in which case mods aren't going to help your MPG at all..
Seems like that is a rare occurrence for most people with these covers. I'm still undecided of I want to do this on any of my vehicles. I'm thinking that performance rotors (the ones with holes) might mitigate the extra heat.
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Really gorgeous, Vekke. How did you make the second one? How is it secured from the back?
First and second have 1mm thick aluminum plates that are just glued from behind.
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I have to wonder if people doing the clear covers like them much after dirt builds up behind them. Seems like a PITA to deal with that would look like crap really fast.
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What do they look like after driving through a mud puddle? Snax covered it.

I'd have sworn I posted a Photoshop of a Moon disk with a half dozen radial louvers, but I can't find it now. I did find this while I was looking:


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Old 08-01-2019, 06:39 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I remember seeing that Mirai; it was at the Chicago Auto Show in 2016:



Modified pretty ridiculously, but the wheel covers were nice.
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If the outer half-silvered disk were convex wouldn't a fish-eye effect give a deep-dish look to a shallow offset? I confuse easily.

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