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Old 06-24-2014, 06:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Hucho was involved in the aerodynamic optimization of the original Golf/Rabbit,Jetta,etc.. The nose of the production 1st-gen VW has almost as low a drag as the 'optimum' nose tested on the car.
Hucho mentions that we ought to focus on the rear of our cars,to reduce or eliminate the flow separation which is responsible for the lion's share of drag.
Here is the 'long-tail' VW 'Flow' body of 1981,with Cd 0.14.You can see that it's nose is nothing remarkable,although it does have a complete boat-tailed rear.
i've read that here but i am hard headed. i realize it won't make much if any diff on the front so i will focus on the rear. i have the template but am still overwhelmed at the thought of tackling that area.
i would like to see a real picture of a MK4 with some rear mods that work.
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