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Old 12-28-2014, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spotted: big rig with wheel covers and side skirts

went to Mansfield, Mo, today; and saw this.
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It is homemade, the wheel covers are screwed on.
sorry about the pics, click them please!

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Old 12-28-2014, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent! Is this a short haul truck? Great to see ecomodding catching on.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Even has a cool 'Mad Max' look to it.

( Which is a good thing, since people tend to worry about looking like a fool to their friends . )
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That makes sense, considering that a commercial operator would see the return of investment kinda quickly.
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Naw, this is likely a private hauler considering both the truck and trailer are eco modded. Ive seen trailers with mods and Ive seen trucks, but never a complete set.

Who ever owns one, owns the other too.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, it would be privately owned, but I didn't talk to anyone, so I don't know any more than what I saw.

It had very wide single tires instead of duals, I have heard that that is a good mpg booster for big rigs.
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It had very wide single tires instead of duals, I have heard that that is a good mpg booster for big rigs.
Commonly referred to a 'Super Singles'.
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It had very wide single tires instead of duals, I have heard that that is a good mpg booster for big rigs.
Why would that be?
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Why would that be?
Less sidewall flex, lower overall weight when compare with dual wheel/tire combo.

I see a lot of skirts around my area, and I'm starting to see pop-out rear extensions too.

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Super singles are also better for aero, I think?

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