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Old 05-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by F8L View Post
This is more of a mental exercise than anything. The relatively clean body of the Prius makes the idea of lowering for better aero a little confusing because of what Neil stated. Lowering a car with a very clean underside may create drag.
Still, SimuTech, which performed CFD analysis on the lowering springs and body kit (and 17" wheels!) with the PLUS package, claimed an improvement in drag. Looking at some of the streamlining images, as well as those of other cars, it appears to me that one overlooked benefit of lowering is decreased turbulence from the wheel wells.


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