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Old 07-11-2019, 11:25 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Looks like it's already got an integrated splitter.Any more,and you'll begin to induce drag,through downforce.I found this to be the case on my truck at the wind tunnel.
Lift should never be an issue at legal posted speeds.
I think it's one of those things that could potentially provide an improvement, but like you say, go the other way.

Approach angle is definitely a limitation with the car from the factory, so the front end profile may have been truncated for everyday functionality at the expense of aero. It won't cost much to try it out either way though. I do race in hillclimbs with speeds approaching 80 mph, so a little downforce would not be a problem in the front with the it's tendency to understeer at higher speeds. I'm hoping I can come up with a quick system to remove and replace it if that is the case.
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