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Rear louvres

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by DaG, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Saw this on the German site. It's a shame the picture is low quality I'd have liked to see how he achieved the louvre effect. I quite like those wheels as well.

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  2. Adam K

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    I think it's just a stick on thing.
     
  3. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Yes I thought they would be stick on but that looks like a hole behind them. The hole was the detail I would have liked to have seen, is there mesh behind it?
    I wouldn't do it to my car anyway, he's flared the wheel arches which adds to the effect. Too much work but it looks good.:)
     
  4. scooty

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  5. Adam K

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    Never seen the NRF site before. Some nice items.
     
  6. DaG

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    I missed this post last week scooty.
    The French thread has some nice pictures on it, I like these Momo decals.

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    The black and red wheels on this are really nice. They'd only look good on a red car so no good on my battleship grey.:(


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    I can see how the louvres work now looking at the eBay link. What a simple idea, pretty inexpensive as well.
     
  7. trustafox

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    is that a disc on the rear wheel, a painted drum or even a fake disc hiding the drum?

    I disgree DaG, they would go well on a grey car, if you may me had something else that red to give it a theme. They would stand out on yours much more. e.g black wheels don't look much on a black car, white on a white........but red on your grey, wow!
     
  8. Adam K

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  9. DaG

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    I don't actually know whether the Copen has rear discs or drums I'm ashamed to say.
    That certainly looks like a painted drum a bit difficult to tell though.
    Is that the standard red on that car, it looks more like metallic? The way the wheels fill the arches looks great, but full lock must be a bit of a problem.:D
     
  10. trustafox

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    cheers Adam, I had a feeling they were fakes. For a start how can discs look real if they are painted! thats like saying my rear brakes don't work.
     
  11. trustafox

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    well drums they are. On such a low weight, low powered car, rear discs would probably be more of a hazard than better stopping power as much more chance to lock then up which certainly bad at the back end. Unless they did tiny micro discs say 6 inchs! lol

    Wheels a bit to full in the arch for my taste. There's full and there is crammed! I image it does't turn just rolls back and forth in a straight line.

    Adam, how easy are the rear drums to remove? my last car they were a 245 Nm nut with bearings in the drum, so not easy to check, clean, lube moving parts etc and be a quick job like it was on my old mini. 2 bolts and they were off.
     
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  12. DaG

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    Yes they are rear drums I looked it up.
    My last car a Citroen pluriel had rear discs and the car was really over braked. The pluriel is a small convertible and though I owned it two years I never got used to braking in a semi emergency situation. Normal everyday braking was fine but if I had to brake any harder I always overdid it.
    BTW, I couldn't work out what Adam meant by the red disc, I thought it was obviously a painted drum. I was looking at the wrong picture, not the one with the white wheels but this one.:D

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  13. trustafox

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    yeah DaG, that pic with the seat in front is a painted drum.

    The copen's turn in well don't they with no much understeer for skinny tyres. I went round a tight bend on a dual carriageway this morning at 70 and felt no roll and was effortless to turn. I used to jab my elbow in the door to keep me more upright doing the same
     
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    Not just a standard painted one:
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    A drum cover!;)
     
  15. DaG

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    A drum cover, I never knew such things existed. :D
    Actually looking at the link it's a simple idea that probably will look very good.
     
  16. trustafox

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    neither did I DaG. I've seen them painted which is easy to do. But not sure why one wants to show a drum brake off! but guess it stands out behind a wheel.
     
  17. DaG

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    That's what I thought but if you have big spaces between your wheel spokes then that cover looks better than the usual rusty lump that shows through.
    You can get covers for brake callipers as well, seen them on a Japanese link that was posted here.
     
  18. trustafox

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    yeah rusty lumps are not great, is any rust on a car!

    I saw some of those being applied on a you tube clips, red brembo fakes. I'm not that vain to want them! just simple ones painted red would be ok.
     
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