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Old 05-15-2018, 03:24 AM   #261 (permalink)
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The trend i see in the front wheel difuser pics is the the difuser is positioned for the supension rather than the tire. This is a big gaping hole in the underside of the car which cant be covered with a flat static pan so a difuser is the next best thing. Very nice collection of pictures there!

I love this thread by the way. I just got a 2013 prius I'm looking to do some mods to. Nothing as extreme but im thinking rear wiper delete, antanna change, and a mod to the factory wheel covers. Its cool to see why the car would look like with more extreme mods!

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Old 05-15-2018, 02:57 PM   #262 (permalink)
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.... Hucho has some suggestions for mitigating that gap in Chapter 5; radiused corners and a fin down the center gives almost the same drag reduction as a full gap-filling treatment on a trailer. Since this will probably behave better than a trailer, being closer to the body than any trailer could be, I'll go that route and see what it does.
That fin could be collapsible so as to allow access to the hatch for loading.

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