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Old 09-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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Rear wheel skirts

The rear wheel skirts "test" I ran on my car was kind of sloppy: first of all, it wasn't an A-B-A. The skirts were added on top of another significant variable (grille block), so they weren't tested independently. (That made it actually an A-B-BC test.)

Out of curiousity I'm going to re-run the test. I'll be using a different car this time as well: 2007 Toyota Corolla automatic.

Watch this space over the next week or so.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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sweet metro, your test will let me know if its worth paying for that rear wheel skirts again, i've lost mine in on the highway! was so pissed! i SHOULD have velcoed them instead of using painter's tape X_X
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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maybe I'll find that plain ol' driving technique and conditions are the dominant variable.
Oh, there's no doubt about that. The mods make small cumulative differences, but they're hard to detect without a SG/SM and repeated runs in consistent conditions.
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We should do a pool on the results! LOL
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:08 PM   #5
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Well, Clencher would probably win! Because the results are small.
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Do you have an image of the modification?

Results look promising
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:26 PM   #7
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No pics yet - I'll take some tomorrow.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #8
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And slightly off topic... it sure looks like that Corolla can turn in some respectable FE! And it's an automatic!
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:47 PM   #9
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So in 10,000 miles @ $3/gallon, those skirts will save $3.43, and the spoiler add-on another $1.06.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:53 PM   #10
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Good thing I made them from free cardboard then. I'm already in the black! (Not counting the little bit of duct tape...)
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