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Old 05-09-2015, 03:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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out of the wheelwell

Originally Posted by MPGomatic View Post
Great stuff, Aerohead! What about influencing the air that comes off the tires out of the wheelwell/away from under the car with a gentle sweep by integrating a small flap at the back of the wheelwell that blends into the skirt? Instead of a 90 angle, it might be 100?
On the T-100 I did a crude representation of the Scaglietti (Ferrari) edge radius off the back of the front wheelhouses which has seen service on many cars,including the 1st-gen Insight.

I believe that they're especially beneficial in crosswinds although I'm not sure about zero-yaw conditions.
If you can get the air to round the nose onto the flanks of a car,it tends to just flow back and jump the wheelhouse opening.
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