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Old 06-24-2018, 10:00 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I love finding these older threads. What a great way to try and learn.

I do have some questions and please remember, I'm not an aero genius. You may have to simplify your answers. I'm going to try and use the right terms but feel free to correct me if I get them wrong.

Post #10....If vortex generators (VG's) are a good aero idea why don't we see them on more cars? Not appealing to the general public? I can see how some sedans could use some better air flow attachment to help clear the rear window of snow.

Post #11.... @Kach22i..... I don't know enough about aerodynamics to experiment with different placements, but with some guidance, I would be your guinea pig.

Post #26.... (Re: the quote about airflow in the wheel wells) I assume they are referring to"air curtains". I thought I had read that the air should be directed at an angle towards the outside of the tire and NOT head on into it. Tesla (Musk) seems to think head on is better? Could it trap air in the wheel wells creating a "boundary layer" across the opening like a pseudo wheel skirt?

Post #26.... I see the reverse mud flaps in front of the front wheels. This is something I would like to try someday in conjunction with a belly pan or airdam. My truck sits pretty tall so I'm not sure which one would be better.

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Old 06-24-2018, 05:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I think these air channels fluted into the front of the wheel arch may be similar to the VG's discussed on page one.

Honda Civic Type R - Wind Tunnel



The latest Honda Type-R seems to have gone full air fence though.

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yeah,you'll wanna peek under the nose.The leading edge of the wheelhouse/end of the belly pan leading up to the openings under the car has a molded-in airdam which extends downward and to the rear at a specific angle.There may be other companies who've done this,but Tesla's is the first I've noticed.
If you think the Model S fairings look good, take a peek under a Cadillac CT6 or Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sometime. They put the Model S and Model 3 to shame--in that specific regard.

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Post #10....If vortex generators (VG's) are a good aero idea why don't we see them on more cars? Not appealing to the general public? I can see how some sedans could use some better air flow attachment to help clear the rear window of snow.
They're all over modern cars, if you know where to look:


2018 Prius c


2018 Yaris


2016 Prius


2018 Civic Type-R


2016 Civic Hatch


2018 Camry


2014 Corolla

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Post #26.... (Re: the quote about airflow in the wheel wells) I assume they are referring to"air curtains". I thought I had read that the air should be directed at an angle towards the outside of the tire and NOT head on into it. Tesla (Musk) seems to think head on is better? Could it trap air in the wheel wells creating a "boundary layer" across the opening like a pseudo wheel skirt?
It's hard to tell just looking at ducts on production cars, but all the air curtains I looked at at the Chicago and Indianapolis shows this year appeared to direct the air toward the outside edge of the tire.

Here's the Model 3 duct:


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