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Old 06-09-2010, 06:44 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Olmon, the Montero's definitely got that 'brick' thing going on,but Mitsubishi,as an aerospace corporation also,has probably optimized the front end just enough to get attached flow,so I'm a bit suspicious of the role of the turbulators.
With respect to the trailer though,I suspect that it is helping to fill and enhance the enormous wake behind the Montero, and it's highly likely that she wouldn't do as well WITHOUT it.
Some of the early pioneering work involving full-tail cars demonstrate that even mediocre filling of the wake can reduce drag and it's my opinion that this is what is happening with your rig.
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