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Old 06-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Chevy Express van mirror more arerodynamic

Have a 2000 Chevy Express Van. Has anyone ever done anything with the mirrors to make them more arerodynamic. I thought about putting a cone made of metal flashing on them to send the air around them. I wanted to get any ideas here b-4 diving in. I haven't had much experience at this yet.
Last year when I put new tires on it cut mileage 3 per gal. I just put new tires the same style as before on it on Fri.
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When I've asked about mirrors on my pickup, it has been suggested that (quite counterinuitively) removing them or giving them better fairings would actually make my drag worse. I cannot understand how.

Take a look at the PDF linked in this post:
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....0465#post40465
I wonder if the same strategies used at the rear end of big trucks in those experiments would help with mirrors? In that thread, there's this suggestion:
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if you've got a square shape, and no boattailing, rounded rear corners are better.
Perhaps some kind of rounded corners on the back (as in, the shiny side) would help.
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Have a 2000 Chevy Express Van. Has anyone ever done anything with the mirrors to make them more arerodynamic. I thought about putting a cone made of metal flashing on them to send the air around them. I wanted to get any ideas here b-4 diving in. I haven't had much experience at this yet.
Last year when I put new tires on it cut mileage 3 per gal. I just put new tires the same style as before on it on Fri.
Thanks
Tim
I mean putting the cones on the front of the mirrors breaking the wind as you go.
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