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Old 05-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ranger rake

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Originally Posted by FX2.3 View Post
Looks like an edge but doubt it has much edge left.. and I plan to get rid of the flares..



So a level truck is best? no rake?

I might make an aerocap during the summer, looks simple enough..
I think Frank Lee is correct on this.I have an old HOT ROD Magazine article which deals with body rake,and older cars experienced a slight drag reduction when the nose was dropped slightly,if it was dropped a little more,it began to go back up.Ford may have already designed rake into the Ranger.Don't know.And short of having a wind-tunnel,it would take a lot of trial and error to isolate the ideal angle.

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