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Old 05-19-2022, 03:13 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Deezler View Post
they didn't do much with aerodynamics yet for this generation...
This is just straight up wrong. I don't know where this idea that OEMs don't do aerodynamic development on trucks/SUVs/vehicles that the public perceives to be "unaerodynamic" comes from, but it isn't true.

I have several papers on the aerodynamic development of various pickup trucks, and while this generation GMC/Chevrolet trucks isn't among them, the development of the 1988 C/K is. The paper is quite long and detailed; it overviews not just the optimization of the 1988 model but has quite a bit of information on the development of the two previous generations of full-size Chevrolet trucks.
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