The 280lb Pico-Light

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:27 pm

Here's a few pics of the Pico Light...

I put it behind a Mazda 6 to give you a feel for the size of it. It's really small! :oops: :lol: ;)

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:40 pm

mikeschn wrote:Here's a few pics of the Pico Light...

I put it behind a Mazda 6 to give you a feel for the size of it. It's really small! :oops: :lol: ;)

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Too bad Mazda says "NO" to towing. :thumbdown:
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:30 pm

Cliffmeister2000 wrote:
mikeschn wrote:Here's a few pics of the Pico Light...

I put it behind a Mazda 6 to give you a feel for the size of it. It's really small! :oops: :lol: ;)

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Too bad Mazda says "NO" to towing. :thumbdown:



Cliff :thinking: Mazda says no to towing? Why is that? :roll: :o
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:05 pm

I don't know why. This is from the Frequently Asked Questions section of the MazdaUSA website:

Can I tow something behind my vehicle?

Mazda does not recommend towing anything behind the vehicle unless the vehicle is specifically designed for towing. The only vehicles designed for towing are those vehicles that come equipped with a factory-installed Towing Package. Please refer to your owner's manual for more details.


By "designed for towing" they mean the pickups and SUVs.
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Postby angib » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:01 pm

Excellent renders, Mike - I'll steal a couple for my web page, if I may.

I would regard the Mazda 6 as too big a car to need a teardrop as small/light as the Pico-Light. Here in Yurp that counts as a mid-size sedan and it gets a tow rating of 3300lb (3500lb for the diesel-engined models) with a braked trailer or 1200lb unbraked - though I am not suggesting those ratings are suitable for Merkan towing habits.

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:04 pm

I have a Mazda3 Sport. Just turned 100k miles. Had to put tires and brakes on her today. (3rd set of tires, 1st time I've had to touch the brakes).

Now that she's out of warranty, I'm seriously thinking about putting a hitch on her.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:17 pm

Cliffmeister2000 wrote:I have a Mazda3 Sport. Just turned 100k miles. Had to put tires and brakes on her today. (3rd set of tires, 1st time I've had to touch the brakes).

Now that she's out of warranty, I'm seriously thinking about putting a hitch on her.


We have a Mazda 3 1.6 litre Hatchback and we are allowed to tow with it. Hmm. :thinking:

With brakes - 1200kg - 2 645.54715 pounds
Without brakes - 550 kg.- 1 212.54244 pounds
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Oh, I'm sure it's a liability issue, not a capability issue.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Cliffmeister2000 wrote:Oh, I'm sure it's a liability issue, not a capability issue.


Im sure that what its about. :thumbsup:
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Postby High Desert » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:29 pm

Thanks for the great renderings Mike! :thumbsup:
That really does give a good perspective on the size of the Pico. Even the 8" wheels look big. :lol: I know it would add a light weight but I wonder how 12" wheels would work on this? For more extended cruising at higher speeds is why I ask.
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Postby mikeschn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:35 pm

angib wrote:Excellent renders, Mike - I'll steal a couple for my web page, if I may.

I would regard the Mazda 6 as too big a car to need a teardrop as small/light as the Pico-Light. Here in Yurp that counts as a mid-size sedan and it gets a tow rating of 3300lb (3500lb for the diesel-engined models) with a braked trailer or 1200lb unbraked - though I am not suggesting those ratings are suitable for Merkan towing habits.

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Steal away!!!

Now if you have a solid model of a car that you'd rather see in front of the Pico Light, email it to me, along with the height in mm, and I'll do some more renders for you.

Are you thinking something along the lines of a Trabant?

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Postby PaulC » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:14 pm

Geez!! Thanks Andrew ;) Now you've got me thinking...............again :lol:

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:14 pm

Just for fun, I brought in the Generic Benroy, since many people are familar with the size; (5x8).

As you can see the Pico Light really is that small...

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Postby PaulC » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:17 pm

mikeschn wrote:
Now if you have a solid model of a car that you'd rather see in front of the Pico Light, email it to me, along with the height in mm, and I'll do some more renders for you.



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:shock: Mike works in metric :shock:

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:25 pm

PaulC wrote:
mikeschn wrote:
Now if you have a solid model of a car that you'd rather see in front of the Pico Light, email it to me, along with the height in mm, and I'll do some more renders for you.



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:shock: Mike works in metric :shock:

:lol:

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Yea! Now if only the homeland would pay me in Euros!!! ;) :lol:

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