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Old 07-27-2019, 11:49 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vman455 View Post
I would hesitate to go any lower than you have already; generally, there's a "sweet spot" where CD goes down as the body is lowered, but rises again with more lowering. According to the aerodynamics textbooks I've read, this is somewhere around 0.75 body cover:1 wheel diameter.
Can you put this in layman's terms for the aerodynamically challenged folks like me in the back of the classroom? I like math, but sometimes need help with what the x's and y's represent. Wheel diameter is an easy one but body cover?


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