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Old 07-20-2008, 12:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Auburn, NH
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Wicked Wanda - '99 VW Beetle GLS
90 day: 29.59 mpg (US)

Green Monster - '99 Ford Explorer Sport
90 day: 16.73 mpg (US)

Dad's Taxi - '99 Honda Odyssey EX
90 day: 24.23 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by atomicradish View Post
I posted a question regarding the spoiler on another FE website, and several people said the spoiler might actually be helping my FE?
Spoilers like this are designed to create downforce, which creates drag. Given the speeds most cars operate at they are decorative doodads. The key to sedans like yours is letting the airflow from the roof flow down to the decklid and smoothly slide off the back. Spoilers create turbulance. That's why they are called spoilers.
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