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Old 08-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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to moon or not to moon?

so here's my stock hub caps...


do you guys think the "racing caps" would net me any gains?

I'm leaning towards they're not gonna be worth it...
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I think you probably can find more MPG elsewhere for less money. perhaps a coroplast under tray for the rear as these cars tend to be messy there.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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so here's my stock hub caps...


do you guys think the "racing caps" would net me any gains?

I'm leaning towards they're not gonna be worth it...
I'm sorry, I'm just awestruck by that air dam extension. I picked up an extra airdam for my truck at a local U Pull It scrapyard last week for $10. I might get time to install it on Sunday.

As far as smooth wheel covers goes, I've been tempted to make a set of smooth covers out of corrugated plastic to try them out. If it worked well enough I'd worry about buying something that looked nice.

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Those are pretty good to start with. Moons look cool but you can spend $$ elsewhere.

Perhaps a small lip spoiler for the deck lid. Think Honda Civic Hybrid - ever notice they have a small spoiler on the back? Wonder why they have them?
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ok, so I like the lip spoiler idea! that'd look great and should help with mileage. I think I might try some mock ups on the hubcaps too. Where's the easiest place to buy coroplast?
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ok, so I like the lip spoiler idea! that'd look great and should help with mileage. I think I might try some mock ups on the hubcaps too. Where's the easiest place to buy coroplast?
Democrat or Republican party headquarters might be a good place to start (if you don't mind it saying "Obama" or "McCain" on it)

Moons may or may not help, but they wouldn't hurt, they'd look cool as hell, and are much easier to keep clean than anything else (especially the fake wire wheel caps on my Cad).
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Democrat or Republican party headquarters might be a good place to start (if you don't mind it saying "Obama" or "McCain" on it)

Moons may or may not help, but they wouldn't hurt, they'd look cool as hell, and are much easier to keep clean than anything else (especially the fake wire wheel caps on my Cad).
I use Mother's wire wheel cleaner (The one in the red bottle, not the yellow)on the Buick's wheels when I clean them. They look like new afterwards. I only use it sparingly though because it has acid in it. Not for weekly cleanings, but once or twice a year is fine.

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I picked up an extra airdam for my truck at a local U Pull It scrapyard last week for $10. I might get time to install it on Sunday.
definitely wanna see pics of that!
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definitely wanna see pics of that!
You can bet I will post pics as soon as I get it done. I picked the airdam off of a 2wd Chevy Tahoe, so it didn't have the big cutouts in it for the recovery hooks. Otherwise its identical to the airdam on my truck. I also found that it was difficult to find an 88-98 airdam for a GM truck. They must all still be on the road. There were lots of Fords and Dodges there, but the few 88-98 GM trucks I found either had wrecked front bumpers, or the front bumpers were already removed. The truck I removed the airdam from had a wrecked bumper, but the airdam was not damaged.

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Moon, you say?



Okay, anyway...I doubt you'd get a decent gain from smooth hubcaps. Google for DIY smooth hubcaps from pizza pans if you want to do it cheaply enough that it could pay for itself.
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