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Old 07-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by geoff View Post
Just having the car lower shouldnt really affect the aerodynamics
Lowering affects aero, regardless of the presense of splitters/dams.

It can reduce frontal area slightly, improve the fineness ratio (height/length), and improve Cd. Manufacturers do lower some vehicles specifically to improve aero.

See this thread: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...drag-1783.html

Of course whether or not it will benefit a specific vehicle depends on that vehicle's starting point.
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