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Old 02-09-2019, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Aero X Truck Lids - Yay or Nay?

They claim better economy.

https://www.mivehiclesolutions.com/a...onversion-kit/



Color me skeptical. I guess it's better than nothing, but that seems shaped more for aesthetics than anything else.

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Old 02-09-2019, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks good to me, steeper than the template but that spoiler is helping to compensate for that.
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We have seen this one before and explored it.

It fails the template far worse than one would think.

It is handsome to my eyes, to other people not so much.

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It looks good to me, steeper than the template but that spoiler is helping to compensate for that.
I should clarify, I examined the short bed version similar to the opening post.

I do not know if they offer a long bed version, that could change things a bit.
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They claim better economy.

https://www.mivehiclesolutions.com/a...onversion-kit/



Color me skeptical. I guess it's better than nothing, but that seems shaped more for aesthetics than anything else.
I suspect that one would see some improvement.Their design dates to at least the late-1970s Mitsubishi-built Dodge/Plymouth Colt-Daytona TC3 variants.Compared to the notchback these fastbacks did register a little lower drag.
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It would be improved aerodynamically with more taper in plan to match the loft line, but that impinges on it's carrying capacity.

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