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Old 05-29-2013, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is hard to say. If I had to guess, I'd say level is best.

And yes, more downforce = more drag.

And lowering the car doesn't necessarily mean lower drag. It might constrict the air flow under the car, and increase the drag.

Is that your Prius in your avatar? If so, you could lower drag a fair bit with smooth wheel covers.
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