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Old 02-08-2008, 06:09 PM   #41 (permalink)
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ref post #22 that was an interesting article on the camaro, if i remember correctly at one point in the wind tunnel test they turned the car around backwards and the drag dropped. in a follow up article out at Bonneville, they added a supercharger which stuck up out of the hood, and the car went slower.

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Old 02-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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If Hot Rod was right, with wheels tucked as far in as those on the Camry, you'd be better off with some really light weight alloy wheels. Lower your unsprung weight and rotational mass. Does wonders for both handling and acceleration / fuel consumption. Now if someone made some that were also good from an aero perspective.
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Well, so far the only thing I have noticed from these is a very slight reduction in road noise. Not to say that it's not a nice bonus, but I don't have any data on fuel economy yet, not to mention I know I'm going to get MUCH better FE this tank simply because of some driving habits I have changed since my last tank. I'm currently trying to find a place that sells sheets of thin PVC plastic that are large enough to cover the wheel wells. I found some at a hobby store yesterday, but they were only about 1' x 2' so they wouldn't have done a whole heck of a lot in covering the wheel. Is there a place online that I can get this stuff?
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Check with local sign shops. Also Home Depot or equivalent. They carry 4x8 sheets at the one where I live... but only in white & off white (a sign shop will probably have more colours to choose from).
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There is a great segment on Jay Leno's Garage on how to keep hubcaps on. He uses ....... and sloshes......or he takes this French product...velours-crochet...to... and he .....then when it dries.....
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There is a great segment on Jay Leno's Garage on how to keep hubcaps on. He uses ....... and sloshes......or he takes this French product...velours-crochet...to... and he .....then when it dries.....
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That makes no sense...what does he use?
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Jay Leno's Garage !!!!!! I wrote the above so that you check it out yourself. The segment is: How to prevent hubcap slipping.


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