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Old 08-02-2010, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes I'm vain!

I admit it, I want my car to look cool as well as getting good mileage. Right now I have my summer wheels on-White 16" Montegi MR7's and I love the look of them so I'm going to try and find some clear covers for them to make them more aero, anyone done this?
I really love the look of my '95 Civic hatch so all the mods I will make have to look good!

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Thanks for that, yes they are expensive but mainly they only come in 15", and my wheels are 16". I'm going to Home Depot today so I'll check out what they have for clear acrylic and then figure out how to secure the covers to the wheels.
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Someone makes brake dust deflectors that go between the hub & the wheel. A coat of black paint may dress them up nicely. The tighter they fit to the wheel the better (I assume) for aero.

A link to JC Whitney with several brands.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/wheel-brake...3844j1s17.jcwx

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Thanks Don,
I'll check that out.
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...weather vane or ego vain (wink,wink)?
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Could buy some plexi from the local home depot. You'll need a router to cut it into circles, or you'll have to know someone who can do it for you. Each wheel will probably cost you $15-$25 worth of plexiglass. Also it'll collect dust, dirt, brake dust and muddy water and will probably look horrible in no time flat. It'll look better than smooth wheel covers at first, but it'll probably quickly start to look worse.

I think black steele wheels actually look pretty neat without the hubcaps off, tho I am a bit weird. Maybe if you did the pizza pan mod but just painted it matte black it'd look good?
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Didn't somebody experiment with these plant pot saucer things ?


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