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Old 08-12-2006, 06:45 PM   #11
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I de-passenger side mirrored the Flea
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #12
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take a week off from work!
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:00 PM   #13
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The thought crossed my mind.

I may just take the next day off that's calm (good for testing).
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:17 PM   #14
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Using the aero/rr web tool I made based on Dan's spreadsheet, my car theoretically gets 56.7 mpg (US) @55 mph
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #15
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certainly makes it worth testing, i think,
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:33 PM   #16
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Yeah, I would say so. It's not so small as to disappear into experimental variability noise - if it's true.

For testing, I'd likely remove both mirrors just to be safe (larger effect), and then halve the results if I end up just taking one off permanently.
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:49 AM   #17
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I read the areo thread and I decided to purchase a pair of carbon fiber mirrors off of ebay in April. I've never got around to posting pictures for them yet... I am officially making no claims other than they look great and I can actually see more than the stock mirrors...And they are tinted so I can look at SUV's headlights without hurting my eyes at night...
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I had my windshield wipers off for 3 months (I had one on in the picture) it wasn't exactly legal...but we have been in a severe drought for a year now. I didn't need them on the occiasional shower because of Rain-X (it really works) Sorry for the randomness.
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Dude, love the paint job. Blue flames!
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Just to clarify - the Chalmers report (just re-reading it now) states a 3-6% reduction in drag, not a Cd .03 - .06.
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