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Old 07-14-2022, 11:12 PM   #421 (permalink)
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You could just radius the corner centered on the fastener. I find the lack of concentricity disturbing.



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Old 07-15-2022, 12:11 AM   #422 (permalink)
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They're 'sexy'. So far though, no low drag automobile design has deemed them worthy of inclusion.
Wolf H. Hucho's been adamant about not introducing pressure spikes.
On an INDYCAR with a Cd over 1.0 they'd be beneficial for stability and cornering force.
Those are issues not germane to a low drag IONIQ.
https://www.trdparts.jp/english/prod...aero_ver1.html

any thoughts on toyota themselves using side skirts as an aero add on to improve mpg? there cfd even shows light/mild ones helping

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Old 07-18-2022, 11:26 AM   #423 (permalink)
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any thoughts on toyota themselves using side skirts as an aero add on to improve mpg? there cfd even shows light/mild ones helping

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Are you talking about the glue-on rocker panel extensions from TRD?
If so, that's 1982 technology, Pontiac Division of General Motors applied to their next generation Firebird Trans Am. Something like a 4-count drag reduction.
Cardboard and duct tape would tell you what they'd do for you on the IONIQ.
I did it to Spindletop, SPIRIT, and Baby.
The belly pan runs flush to their bottom. All the way around the vehicle, including the diffuser.
I'm surprised Hyundai hasn't done that already.
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Are you talking about the glue-on rocker panel extensions from TRD?
If so, that's 1982 technology, Pontiac Division of General Motors applied to their next generation Firebird Trans Am. Something like a 4-count drag reduction.
Cardboard and duct tape would tell you what they'd do for you on the IONIQ.
I did it to Spindletop, SPIRIT, and Baby.
The belly pan runs flush to their bottom. All the way around the vehicle, including the diffuser.
I'm surprised Hyundai hasn't done that already.
I doubt I could see any aero difference when testing the super small side skirts though, even doing the cardboard and duct tape thing I doubt Iíd be able to measure any difference. The after market side skirts seem like it doesnít hurt or improve aero and are just for looks, as long as you donít have them sticking out super far

Iím currently playing around with cardboard to figure out a good length and shape for my rear diffuser where they rear wheel spats blend into it before I pull the plug and by a huge abs plastic sheet to make the permanent diffuser.
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Did 95 mile gold panning round trip to the river. 85-90 degrees outside with ac on at lowest fan speed but chilliest setting. Speed was fluctuating between 50-60 mph, with curves and constant stop signs every few miles in the farm land, with first and last quarter of driving on the interstate. With mirror removal and the rear wheel spats bolted on, I averaged 72 mpg. That’s with a slight shredded up front under tray. No wind outside

Mostly moderate highway driving and around 70 miles per gallon with the AC on is definitely not something to complain about. Can’t wait to fabricate more aero mods!
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Your getting into bragging right territory.

I have watched it, but there is this: BEST Electric Car I've EVER DRIVEN! // 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review 77,733 views 18 Jul 2022 Sarah -n- Tuned
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update, even with ac running, city mpg is all over the place but definitely improved. some trips read out at 82,mpg, some 99.9 mpg, and the lowest and worst trip being 66 mpg. these are all with the side mirrors back on too btw, only focused on wheel spats.

biggest thing is i can FEEL a difference with them on and off. the car feels slippery, less pull or suction or turbulance when driving. pedal doesnt need to be pushed as far down. its hard to explain the muscle memory, but you can for sure feel a difference when driving. ive taken them on and off several times.

doing 250 mile MOSTLY interstate drive round trip down to quartzville creek tuesday. hoping to get a longer mile sample size at just only interstate speed driving with the wheel spats. hypermiling at city speeds or on back country farm roads at 55mph or less isnt giving me a hard clear number, so i will report back!
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Hyundai high performance

I considered purchasing a Hyundai/ Kia product, but no more, and it's because of this car.
And I'd never, now recommend their products to anyone I know.
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Did you get past the thumbnail? There're two cars.

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