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Old 11-28-2007, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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From the Chalmers University site:

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According the the following article, the rear view mirrors contribute 3% to 6% of the total vehicle drag.

http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~lelo/rvad/reports/rva2002_gr11_contribution-to-drag.pdf

The following article also has a lot of basic information about drag reduction in cars.

http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~lelo/rvad/reports/rva2002_gr10_drag-reducing.pdf
EDIT:

.03-.06, is 3-6% of total drag.
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