Thoughts on these wheelcovers? - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2011, 05:10 AM   #1
Registered Member
theholycow's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,624
Country: United States
Send a message via ICQ to theholycow Send a message via AIM to theholycow Send a message via MSN to theholycow Send a message via Yahoo to theholycow
Question Thoughts on these wheelcovers?

These are from a 1951 Buick. Any thoughts on their aerodynamic drag?

Would they even fit modern wheels?

This sig may return, some day.
theholycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 05:36 AM   #2
Site Team / Moderator
Jay2TheRescue's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4,669
Country: United States
Location: Northern Virginia
Re: Thoughts on these wheelcovers?

I think they probably would fit the wheels on your Buick, provided that those are 15" hubcaps.


Jay2TheRescue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:25 AM   #3
Registered Member
theclencher's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 542
Country: United States
Re: Thoughts on these wheelcovers?

They are "closed" meaning no air venting from front to back of wheel and vice versa, which should be more aero than vented. They do have a nice broad dome but are pretty dishy around the perimeter. I think you'd be hard pressed to detect any aero differences via fuel economy. Put them on if you like how they look.
Old EPA 23/33/27
New EPA 21/30/24

New EPA12/14/17

theclencher is offline   Reply With Quote

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
I bought the Harley today!!! Jay2TheRescue Motorcycles 40 12-24-2010 10:06 AM
low gas indicator in VX McPatrick General Maintenance and Repair 13 10-21-2007 11:33 AM
Check this out 2.6 million miles!!!!!!!! minic6 Automotive News, Articles and Products 3 08-18-2007 01:40 PM
FFI GasSavers_MPGmaker Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 39 05-30-2006 03:31 PM
Nissan Altima REAR wind diffuser/belly Compaq888 General Fuel Topics 36 02-08-2006 12:10 PM

» Fuelly iOS Apps
» Fuelly Android Apps
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.