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Old 04-01-2022, 07:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Phase View Post
the rear spoiler doesnt make much sense to me though. it increases the wake area. if anything, it should slope down lower to reduce the wake, then flip up at the end, without going above the height of the original wake area line
I can't comment on the specifics because I have never seen that vehicle, but it is always possible that the increased wake area and differing recirculation actually reduces drag.

By increasing the height of the rear spoiler it may reduce drag from the underside, increase flow under the car, reduce drag at the corners where the side meets the back etc.

Last edited by AeroMcAeroFace; 04-01-2022 at 10:14 AM.. Reason: adding etc. there are many reasons that I didn't mention, due to space and knowledge limitations.
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