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Old 03-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel Aero Fairing

I posted a while back on advice about a good car to get.. and with advice from people on here I wound up with a 05 Civic. Wonderful car so far. However, as spring approaches I'm wondering about doing an aero mod.
I removed my mud flaps a while back, and after working on a solar car project I thought it would be possible to turn my mud flaps into aero fairings.
Anyone attempted this before?
I'm thinking taco fairing... that hugs the wheel. There are lots of places for hardware to fasten them. With a little epoxy and plastic I might be able to whip up something nice.

Here's what they look like.


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Old 03-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume you mean a tapered fairing behind the wheel.

I made one out of cardboard once

I didn't test it independently to try to gauge any fuel economy impact, but I did tuft test it to ensure there was attached flow (there was).

From: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post143382

Of course, you'll be sacrificing approach/exit clearance angles if you mess around with this kind of thing. Have to watch where you're driving or it'll be left on the road somewhere.

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