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Old 12-28-2019, 12:36 PM   #51 (permalink)
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you know they make smaller compact AUX water pumps that run off of 12 volts Designed for cars?


also i suggest moving the air dam forward more if you can ...




also i suggest taking a Air dam from a tahoe hybrid (4") these are correctly designed air dams compared to running a "flat one"


they knew what they were doing since they got it down from 0.37 to 0.34 Coefficient drag with very "slight" modifications to the front end ..


(the air dam having the most to do with it as you can see it's flush with the bumper )
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Arguably a T'hoe hybrid air dam would require modification for a completely different make, model, and class.

Have you read academic papers comparing commercial air dams?
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Arguably a T'hoe hybrid air dam would require modification for a completely different make, model, and class.

Have you read academic papers comparing commercial air dams?
Had to google the width of a tahoe and mirage. Tahoe was 195cm and mirage 167cm,roughly.

Great idea though to use a "real" air dam but maybe from a smaller car?
Also, the price difference is presumably huge between diy and the other option, EVEN if bought from a scrapyard.
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Good ideas. I know it used to be popular to grab the factory air dams off Chevy S-10's to use on other vehicles.

But perfect is the enemy of adequate! Or something like that. I know this cheap, easy airdam already works - ABA tested. I have a feeling a perfectly optimized one would be fairly small improvement.




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Just hire a team of engineers and rent a wind tunnel! Oh my goodness! You are so lazy!

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