Side mirrors - Page 5 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2006, 06:08 PM   #41
Registered Member
 
kickflipjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 933
Country: United States
I am going to be driving lots of highway this fall (going to school). So I am getting ready to go back to the mpg game.
__________________

__________________
2008 EPA adjusted:


Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
kickflipjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 10:48 AM   #42
Registered Member
 
tomauto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 292
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to tomauto Send a message via MSN to tomauto Send a message via Yahoo to tomauto
[quote=MetroMPG]I'm curious: how are they better?



Well, their website has this picture. And I can vouch for that, I can see the car in the mirror until its right by my side.

__________________

__________________
Current Stable
GasSaver: 2000 Honda Insight Silverstone w/AC 65+mpg
Track Terror: 2002 Honda S2000 Gran Prix White- lots of mods - 28mpg
Beater: 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatback - Stripped - 30mpg

RIP: 1996 Honda Civic LX 42mpg - you will be missed

http://tomauto.smugmug.com/Cars
tomauto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 10:50 AM   #43
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Ah, OK - they're convex. Thanks.
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 10:57 AM   #44
Registered Member
 
tomauto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 292
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to tomauto Send a message via MSN to tomauto Send a message via Yahoo to tomauto
mirrors

Yep, your welcome, their website has a carbon fiber plate (12x12) which you can fabricate your own mount with, so it can work with virtually any car.
__________________
Current Stable
GasSaver: 2000 Honda Insight Silverstone w/AC 65+mpg
Track Terror: 2002 Honda S2000 Gran Prix White- lots of mods - 28mpg
Beater: 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatback - Stripped - 30mpg

RIP: 1996 Honda Civic LX 42mpg - you will be missed

http://tomauto.smugmug.com/Cars
tomauto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 07:45 PM   #45
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Late today I had near perfect weather conditions for doing a little experiment: light north winds, which are blocked by a ridge and tree line that runs along the north side of my usual "test" road, leaving the road in nearly still air.
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2006, 01:08 PM   #46
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
MetroMPG.com update

FYI for those following this thread, I've posted a summary of the mirror information & road test on metrompg.com, correcting some of my sloppy pre-test drag estimates in the process:

Reflections on side mirrors: testing drag vs. MPG

MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 03:28 PM   #47
Registered Member
 
kickflipjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 933
Country: United States
How did I miss this? I just was on teamswift and saw your results.
__________________
2008 EPA adjusted:


Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
kickflipjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #48
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
You can't blink any more, or you miss an interesting thread here on GS. It's a blessing and a curse
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2006, 06:01 AM   #49
Registered Member
 
ZugyNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 587
Country: United States
Why?

Why don't they shape mirrors much like they now do cars?

Pointed front...wider body...narrowing down to a blunt mirror surface (partial boat tail).

Or...put the mirrors out on the front fenders like the old British roadsters...only very streamlined in shape..as above?
__________________
Leading the perpetually ignorant and uninformed into the light of scientific knowledge. Did I really say that?

a new policy....I intend to ignore the nescient...a waste of time and energy.
ZugyNA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2006, 09:36 AM   #50
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 238
Country: United States
Side mirrors on the inside?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickflipjr
Is there anyway you could have side mirrors on the inside of the car that still function?
Yep! You're right! Side mirrors on the INSIDE are the only way to go! The little round "stick-ons" , stuck to a piece of bent aluminum...stuck in a seam or crack in the dashboard cover. I've been doing this for years...and fighting with auto inspection people for years, too! Hey! Rear-view is rear-view...even thru the glass! The only requirement? They must be convex...to 'see' around your window post (right side only). Depth perception is a problem ("How fast is he coming up alongside?"), but a quick check of the (flat) rearview mirror over the windshield will confirm this. Hint: If ANYTHING is in your right-side convex...don't go there!!! -Ted Hart
__________________

Ted Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ave MPG higher than best ever tonedepear Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 06-04-2011 05:06 PM
Fuelly's EPA Estimates are Based Upon Old EPA Estimates SaturnHybridVue Fuelly Web Support and Community News 6 10-03-2008 04:39 AM
Someone has got to do this. omgwtfbyobbq Experiments, Modifications and DIY 16 05-31-2007 09:06 PM
2007 Microcar Calendar GasSavers_DaX General Discussion (Off-Topic) 7 01-03-2007 07:57 PM
Almost blew my tires today. repete86 General Fuel Topics 27 12-23-2006 12:12 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.