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Old 01-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
I doubt that lowering a car will have any noticeable effect on the FE. You can do several things to reduce aero drag, but lowering really won't matter.
In a past life (college), I was mechanical engineer with a sort of minor in aerodynamics. Unfortunately, all of my days were limited to the theoretical as opposed to actual Hence my original question...since I never really got to do any research on such things. I used the jeep (SRT8 in particualr) as an example because several people reported that getting that floating brick out of the air with a couple inches of drop actually increased FE by as much as 2mpgs. Seems ridiculous, but numbers don't lie.
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