Front wheel skirts

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Front wheel skirts have many of the same benefits as rear wheel skirts, but are a lot harder to make because the front wheels have to steer!

Front skirts have appeared on a few high MPG concept cars, and a few EcoModder members have tackled the project, but this mod is not for the faint of heart.

Instructions for mod

Information required: How do people perform this modification, pictures, problems, what to look out for
Information required: A listing for different ways to do this if its different on different types of cars

User experiences

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User data
User Name Car Make, Model, Year Cost of Mod Time to Perform Mod MPG Before Mod MPG After Mod MPG improvement guess Instruction Link
Example Data Saand Example Data Mazda, 626, 1991 Example Data $5 USD Example Data 1 Hour Example Data 27.2 Example Data 29.8 User mod detail or measurement detailed data

Problems / Consequences of mod

  • A few looks from other drivers
  • Difficulty changing flat tire (depends on method of mounting rear skirts)


Forum thread links

Video: tuft testing front wheel skirts (Geo Metro)

DIY rubber front wheel skirts (Dihatsu Mira)

Aerocivic - how to drop your Cd from 0.34 to 0.17

Designing & building front wheel skirts v1.0 (Geo Metro)

External links

Flow Field Features and Aerodynamic Drag of Passenger Car <<< Page 27, Wheels a major drag contributor