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Old 12-18-2014, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ie: the spats redirect the airflow downward toward the bottom of the tire rather than letting it *hit* the middle of the tire head on.

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Seen this here Article pick-up aero, thought I'd share here.

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Old 12-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So I still don't see any 'spats' - AKA fender skirts or wheel covers - just small (presumably) aerodynamic deflectors.
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That is what the spats are. Just little "tabs" that block airflow to the tire.
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But those things are not spats! Spats are full or partial wheel covers: Fender skirts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Bah, we don't care what the UK calls things; they think hoods are bonnets and sedans are saloons.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...q=tire%20spats

https://www.google.com/search?q=tire...w=1280&bih=699
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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So I still don't see any 'spats' - AKA fender skirts or wheel covers - just small (presumably) aerodynamic deflectors.
The terminology is misleading.
Formerly,a 'spat' was an articulated wheel skirt which moved with,or to clear an articulating wheel.
Now they apply the term to taco fairings.
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So a lady motorist driving a sedan and wearing a bonnet goes to a saloon in the 'hood and orders a taco while leaving the engine running...

She gets into a spat with the bartender.

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