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Old 12-04-2007, 05:37 PM
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Default Rear wheel fender skirts

Has anyone thought about making some?

I found some pages on google where people made some out of cardboard (yuck) and they said it did improve FE a little.

I did a few different searches here and didn't find any topics about it

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Old 12-05-2007, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Rear wheel fender skirts

Do you mean like the insight has?
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: Rear wheel fender skirts

yep


I am realy thinking about trying it, but the wife doesn't want me too, she think it is ugly

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Old 12-05-2007, 08:12 AM
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They were big in the mid. 50's and 60's. H
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Rear wheel fender skirts

I think they're ugly, but make the insight look like a futuristic car. I guess it wouldn't hurt to do an experiment and see how large the FE gain is.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:45 AM
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I think I will do a test on our next long drive with some temp skirts

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Old 12-06-2007, 09:56 AM
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Once you master the rear skirts start working on the front . Some people are actually working on the fronts. Anything that will help the FE is important I guess. H
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Rear wheel fender skirts

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Once you master the rear skirts start working on the front . Some people are actually working on the fronts. Anything that will help the FE is important I guess. H

How could you possibly do that on the front?
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:14 PM
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Check out some of the sites and you will see cars with skirts on the front. Most of these cars are not hybrids. They are doing it to improve thier FE. H
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Do you mean like the insight has?
Yes. I have a 92 Civic and want to put rear fender skirts on it. Do you know where I can get them, if indeed they are available?
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