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robchalmers 07-14-2009 07:20 AM

Drafting Surge
 
Hey guys just wondering if anyone else driving a hatchback or station wagon with either zigzag tape, a kamm back or similar has noticed what I'm going to call Drafting surge.

since fitting buffet tap on my rear quarter radii to act as a ultra bargin basment VG vvvvvvv
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...o/DSCI0001.jpg

I've notice two things:
1. a noticable increase of dirt directly from the tape but not as much on the centre of the screen as there was before the tape.
2. Drafting surge. basically as i pass a queue of traffic and someone jinks out behind me i feel a sharp jolt forward in acceleration, icould swear the last couple of time I've heard a pop sound too, but I'm guess thats my imagination. My theories for this are a bit random at the moment My main one is:the following car disrupting the near wake and thus reducing my Overall drag load and giving me a temporary imbalance in power/drag compared to speed i was travelling at. The pop i think is coming from the moisture vents on the rear valance moving due to a rapid change in pressure....

anyone else had this ?? theories??

gascort 07-14-2009 09:15 AM

I've noticed similar things but in different situations; as a semi passes me, decel. then accel.
I want to try having a friend tailgate me to see if I coast farther but none of my friends nearby are reckless enough.

max_frontal_area 07-19-2009 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gascort (Post 115589)
I've noticed similar things but in different situations; as a semi passes me, decel. then accel.
I want to try having a friend tailgate me to see if I coast farther but none of my friends nearby are reckless enough.

me, me pick me. i will do it. i have drafted cars on bicylces, land luges, gpv*s
and all sorts of contraptions. lots of fun. and yes your car will get a lil push
but more without your snowshovel ;-)

max_frontal_area 11-25-2009 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by robchalmers (Post 115574)
theories??

sonic pop? :D


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