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Old 04-26-2008, 03:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re the .85, .81 etc.

I have noticed that many car makers seem to be going in two directions: to give cars the "macho" look they tend to make them squarer (when seen from front)--think Hummmer and other SUVs. On other cars (and I suspect they'd be the wider and more luxury oriented cars), they seem to increase the amount of tumblehome.

I noticed that the Prius and Insight did not have much tumblehome, though they weren't perfectly square, either. I did the "reverse calcs" on both and found that .85/.85 calculated out as about right.


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