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Old 07-25-2007, 08:24 AM   #31
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CO ZX2, can you describe how the front skirt works? It looks like stretch fabric, and the tire would rub against it? Or maybe not, please do tell.
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CO ZX2, can you describe how the front skirt works? It looks like stretch fabric, and the tire would rub against it? Or maybe not, please do tell.
The black pieces are rubber inserts that stretch when turning, then return flat. The rest is 1/16 plastic which allows some give also.

The pics I put up are the extremes of lock to lock. Normal driving uses half or less of that movement. Highway driving touches slightly for very short durations.

A link for skirt construction:
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=2173

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Probe V had cages for the front wheels that turned with the wheels. Contacted the outer fender panel of flexible urethane.
Mine are plastic and rubber. Link above to construction.
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The black pieces are rubber inserts that stretch when turning, then return flat. The rest is 1/16 plastic which allows some give also.

The pics I put up are the extremes of lock to lock. Normal driving uses half or less of that movement. Highway driving touches slightly for very short durations.

A link for skirt construction:
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=2173

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Probe V had cages for the front wheels that turned with the wheels. Contacted the outer fender panel of flexible urethane.
Mine are plastic and rubber. Link above to construction.
Can you to connect the black pieces at the steering for eliminate the usury by friction?
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Can you to connect the black pieces at the steering for eliminate the usury by friction?
fabrio, the friction is not heavy and is of very short durations. A skirt that moved with the wheel would be like a sail in the wind when turning at speed.

I have used these thoughout a nasty winter and I have assured myself of their durability.
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sorry CO ZX2 I don not understand! the frictiono he higt or not?
and the duration?

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frictiono brevemente, frictiono no grande
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ok skewbe....thanks
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