Yves M. said:Remember that every thing under the top spring mount plate goes not only turning left/right but also goes up/down with the suspension.
So the coat-hanger will go up and down with the wheel.
Hey, the Insight is sturdy and light, right? The "coat hanger" (I need to come up with a better term for that) doesn't need to be thick, and could be aluminum...Yves M. said:It will need to be sturdy and light : hard to do.
I will disagree slightly with this point. I believe that the styling (specifically behind the front wheels) is a compromise to try to lessen the turbulence of the open wheel well. That's also one reason why it gets dirty there so easily: the low pressure region created here.b1shmu63 said:The "styling on the side of the Insight aft of the front wheels is there to create an inproved air flow and possibly to promote cooling. Although we Insighters loath using our brakes the slots in the mags are there to promote cooling them. Otherwise we would be better off with smooth rims.
Ha! :wink: Of course, the material would need to be thick/rigid enough not to deform at speed.b1shmu63 said:If the Front wheel coves were expandable our cars would look like Chipmunks at high speeds. Mind you chipmunks are fast, compact, intelligent, and plan for the future, so perhaps the analogy is a good one.