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Old 05-24-2018, 01:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kach22i View Post
As I visualize this, it would seem that the most effective spat would be one that not only covers the front of the wheel but the entire inside length.
They're certainly trending that way. Ford Focus, may it rest in peace:



Has a tripartite dam that extends back almost to the centerpoint of the wheel. The C-Max has an identical dam, with the addition of a shaped fairing in front from 2014 on:



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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Can you provide a quote? In the picture at Permalink #15, you can see the front wheel's bottom vortexes passing the rear tire. The dirt carried over-top in the tread is well contained. I'd wondered about those streaks coming off from mid-wheel.
Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic, I couldn't find it anywhere online:

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