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Old 08-10-2009, 03:19 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post

So removing the roof rails, folding one mirror, adding a grille block, Kammback and rear skirts improved FE by just under 7% @70km/h and under 8% @100km/h. This is less than I was hoping for (at least 10%). Maybe I'd get better numbers if the test track was flatter, with less traffic, and if the fuel instrumentation was more reliable. I also would have liked to make more passes, but traffic was increasing with every minute.

I think this is great. In a non-ideal test you reached 70% of your goal while achieving a cool aesthetic result.


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