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Old 09-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dremd View Post
I agree with everything above.

I'm going to say my vent is useless as an air curtain, that said, this does not rule out using a larger vent (look at front of M1) to have some actual effect.

Well, as presently constructed from louver, it may be useless. But, what if instead of simply venting via louver, the air were channeled by plastic duct into a vertical slot shape, to directly counter the worst of the tire vortices?

Hucho et al say there are 6 vortices from each tire, and among other things these bugger the sideflow air past the car. So, maybe your louver could be replaced by a slot vent oriented so as to prevent or contain such wheel vortices?

Think of it as a sorta Fowler flap, arranged vertically.
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