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Old 09-17-2020, 05:33 PM   #481 (permalink)
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http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...l#post11023714

It's all about the fineness ratio.

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Old 09-17-2020, 08:55 PM   #482 (permalink)
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It's all about the fineness ratio.
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:47 AM   #483 (permalink)
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Adaptive aerodynamics

That reminds me of the TT racers with "adaptive aerodynamics"
as the passenger ducks down on the straights.
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I know this is the aero section but they look like they are trying to eliminate rolling resistance too.

That drag bike is pretty crazy, apparently it had 400-500 hp https://www.dragzine.com/news/the-ja...f-a-kind-ride/

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Old 09-20-2020, 08:34 AM   #484 (permalink)
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Yo dawg.


I heard you like air curtain ducts.


So we put some air curtain ducts on your air curtain ducts.


So you can air curtain duct while you air curtain duct!

(It's kind of hard to see, but there are two separate ducts there--one feeding from an inlet in the front bumper cover, the other from the openings just in front of the wheel arch).
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Vman455, what kind of car is that?
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Vman455, what kind of car is that?
That is a silly car.
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Vman455, what kind of car is that?
It's a 2020 Hyundai Sonata:


The SE and Hybrid don't get the double ducts, but the other trims do.
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The SE and Hybrid don't get the double ducts, but the other trims do.
Seems odd that the Hybrid doesn't have them unless there are other aero tricks at work - or these don't really do anything at all.
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Seems odd that the Hybrid doesn't have them unless there are other aero tricks at work - or these don't really do anything at all.
They sell family sedans to guys who spend a lot of time looking at cars that have enormous losses to brake heat in racing, and have never done detail cleaning.
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Foam gun.

If someone gifted me one of those, I'd get a vinyl bra. Maybe stitched to look like a face mask to keep up with the times.

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