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Old 06-07-2022, 04:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
Talos Woten
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Champrius v3.2 - '09 Toyota Prius
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
No need with the BamZipPow thread resurfacing.

I haven't seen a good view of the front. Current state of the art seems to be to have a diverter instead of an air dam, allow a strong central jet to feed the difusser in the rear, and side skirts that are one way, allowing air out but not in. I made the last part up.

The Superbeetle's solar panel is modest but it's a OEM VW part.
But... but... I was all set to spam like a mofo. I registered the trademark name Spam-Man (TM) and everything.

Let's see if I can attach a picture, or whether I'm too weenie a forum member for that yet, too. I'm currently in the middle of an airflow test, so I'm at 12% radiator area for inlet.

I'm redesigning the nose from first principles. The key elements will be: airfoil-like shape, radiator inlet at the tip only, and air curtains down the sides. I consider one-way side skirts, but thought there might be a copyright infringement with Roach Motel.

Air dams are obsolete. They were only useful when the undersides of cars were mondo rough. Now that we have smooth undertrays, it's much better to route airflow under the car.
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