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Old 02-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by t vago View Post
....On quite a few of these cars, I happened to see snow aerodynamically shape itself to the roofs of these cars, such that the roof was effectively raised a few inches. That makes me think that for maximum gain, maybe the leading edge of this template ought to be matched to the windsheild of a given vehicle, and then aero extensions ought to be built to match the template (even if it raises the roof a bit)....
You might be on to something here.

It makes sense that if the angle between the top edge of the windshield and the top of the car body is too abrupt, that the snow accumulated in this area because of the localized lower air pressure in that spot.

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