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Old 12-19-2011, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Bumps" on OEM Subaru Impreza roof racks supposedly improve MPG

Stumbled upon this video of the 2012 Subaru Impreza. At the 30 seconds mark, the guy talks about the roof rack and its design. The added "tab" at the end of the roofrails added 1 MPG to the highway fuel economy as per their aerodynamic testing. Apparently it smooths the airflow. I find that aerodynamic tweak amazing given its small size and its correlating impact on fuel economy.

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