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Old 08-14-2008, 08:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
Xringer
Old Retired R&D Dude
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Woburn Mass USA
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Little Red - '12 Toyota Prius c 2 Two
90 day: 57.82 mpg (US)

"Whitey" Bulger - '14 Toyota RAV4 LE
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Originally Posted by jthistle View Post
Here is a picture off Edmunds. As you can see the car is not very low.

It looks like the frame at the bottom of the doors is below the center
line of the axle hub. Meaning the body blocks more air off your tires
than some vehicles. The bottom of my CRV's body is above the axle hub.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...r/CRV/M083.jpg
So, I've got a lot more rubber exposed to the air flow.
Benefit? more ground clearance for speed bumps at the mall..
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Current ride: 2014 RAV4 LE AWD (24 MPG)

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