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Old 04-06-2011, 09:30 AM   #51 (permalink)
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This is what was done to aerocivic. As far as the angle goes I am not sure, but I would think an angle meeting up with the top edge of the windshield where the roof begins would help and it somewhat bisects the difference of the hood-windshield transition.
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I'm mulling over something along those lines. The transition angle on my truck is pretty steep, and I figured I could solvent weld some ABS to the plastic tray and improve the transition.
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I totally missed this thread, so I skipped several pages to get here and post.
Forgive me if you answered this already.

What are you main goals ? Do you intend to off-road the vehicle ?

If this is to be a city only vehicle, it seems that the main areas that could use some improvement would be the areas around the wheels and the grille.

( beside the obvious rear of the vehicle, which you don't want to modify ( correct ? )

Personally, I would lower the vehicle, add a grille block, and belly pan and then 'stealth' gap fillers above the wheels. An air dam , and then smooth ( er ) wheels.

That should cut quite a bit of drag off the vehicle and ...actually improve the looks of the vehicle ( I saw a jeep just like yours yesterday that was lowered. I like the look )
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some visuals

If the Liberty had as clean a nose as a 1975 VW Golf/Rabbit (which it does) the forebody flow would be fine

And the flow over the roof is good such that aft-body mods will have a good 'source/onset' flow

The wake is the issue

The wake almost 'tells' us what it wants

Your receiver hitch mounted cargo carrier can be the foundation for a boat tail.You'll be surprised by its effect,even at limited length.

They're kinda like a blow out preventer which minimizes an oil spill behind your JEEP,keeping more fuel in the tank.


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