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Old 08-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi,

Yes, the frontal area is increased, but if it also decreases drag due to turbulence around the front wheel opening, then it may lower drag overall. I know that NASCAR has very strict rules about the width of the flare -- by increasing the width of the flare even just a little, those cars gain an advantage and go faster.

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Old 08-13-2008, 02:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So, Nascar cars seem to have wide body fenders. .
Remember NASCAR uses large fender flares for downforce.
Downforce-drag.
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Hello -

One nice thing about the Toyota Echo sub-compact is that is has "OEM" fender flares, making the prospect of a wheel skirt easier :

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