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Old 08-02-2019, 12:07 PM   #43 (permalink)
Vman455
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Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post
Where are your wheel covers?
I removed them last spring in the first stages of the weight-reduction kick; all told, the pans were ~10 lbs. I might do something lightweight in the future.

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Originally Posted by Gasoline Fumes View Post
The 2nd gen Prius had boat tails behind the rear tires.

Yep, and the 3rd gen continued that with a slightly modified design:



The Insight doesn't have the raised diffuser like the Prius, so it's just a flat surface without the inside shaping like the Prius:



But I think the splitter should function the same, adding surface area for the airflow behind the tire to attach to. I inset it like on the Insight rather than making it flush with the outside of the bumper cover since there's probably a reason the engineers did that despite having all that real estate available.
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