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Old 09-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #211 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #212 (permalink)
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Well that's not stance- it's pure bosozoku. Bosozoku is in a world all its own, and really is an acquired taste. I recommend going to boso zoku style | Bosozoku style showing the maddest Japanese car styles! and click on "BOSOZOKU?". That will tell you some of the history to help you get a grip on it

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I saw this at a recent autocross. Is there any advantage to putting the spoiler directly behind the window as opposed to on the trailing edge of the trunk?
If the rake/slope is more than 20 degrees from the horizontal, the air will tend to break free and lift up and maybe not make any flow by the time it gets over the rear edge (all turbulence). In this situation, catching the air before it breaks free and putting it to use is a good idea, in my opinion.

Also the down-force is more over the rear wheels not far after it, which if my experience with sand bags in the bed of my pick-up truck in the winter is any indication - this is a good thing, no dumbbell effect.

Saab seemed to have a few variations on this concept, back with the 9000 model.

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C900's did make use of it but the Porsche 930 had a more pronounced spoiler, and a couple years earlier

However the Saab is still my fave! Sason did some interesting work with deliberate flow separation on the rear of the 99's and 900's.



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I had a 1995 Riviera. THAT is an awesome car. Looks incredible aerodynamic also.
I got 35 MPG on the highway. Amazing.



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I wonder how much down force they got out of the roof wing on the Stratos.
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