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Old 05-14-2020, 01:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
Subaru apparently spent a lot of time and money tuning the position of those silly looking vortex generators you see on the STi from a fee years ago. The goal, I read, was to direct flow to the substantial wing on the rear decklid.
That was certainly the goal on the original Evo Lancer, and they did (according to Mitsubishi's modelling) work a bit.

Left with, right without:

It would be interesting to see the modelled pressures under the wing.
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