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Old 07-20-2019, 02:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by woodstock74 View Post
Still plugging away, added a few things that I'll detail later, but been wondering if anyone knows Toyota's philosophy behind their front wheel spats? With the open, but framed, inboard section? I'm close to completing a couple of small front underfloor panels that will substantially smooth out the airflow lead-in heading to that inboard open section and wondering what the consequences might be!

I've really wondered about this, especially as I've looked at my own car, which used an identical design. Brake cooling--maybe? Perhaps the shallow duct and hole in the deflector straighten the flow there to reduce the yaw and send it around the wheel?

Only one car I know of still uses this design, the Chrysler Pacifica. Everyone else has moved on to solid wheel strakes that curve inboard.

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