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Old 02-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #338 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
Hi, Jim. Congratulations on the win and the great-looking tail.

Having driven in the snow for half of a winter now, how do you feel about your departure angle? Would a tail that's lower to the ground scrape or otherwise get in the way? Have you ever bottomed yours out?
Hi Matt,

The angle on top of the car *may* be too steep, but I would like to tuft test it when the weather is warmer. Same for the sides. We already know that the bottom portion is too steep.

On the apron of my driveway there is about six inches of clearance, but I know several driveways in our town that we walk past, that could cause the tail to scrape.

I have not bottomed out yet, but there are piles of snow that could easily be backed into at work if one is not careful with the car in reverse.

Speaking of departure angle, did you see the updated Streamlining Template that Aerohead posted recently? Looks very nice!

Jim.
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