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self made aero wheels

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by David99, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. dane a

    dane a Member

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    Agreed, that having to remove the skirt(s) to change a tire is a hassle, poor weather only makes it more so.
    Thats why I mentioned some type of hard PPO style plastic skirts that fastened by quick release clips.
    Not attractive admittedly. Something similar in appearance to what you see on 18 wheelers/tractor trailers.
     
  2. Naonak

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    Are there any statistics to indicate what spats would do to efficiency on a Tesla?

    The Teslas CD is very different than those older cars, so spats may not be the best solution here.
     
  3. BerTX

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    The 2000-2007 Honda Insight had spats, and they made a big difference. ICE/hybrid cars don't come much more efficient than that one.

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    At its essence, its about efficiency, how aerodynamic, how slippery can the given manufacturer make it.
     

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