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Old 08-18-2018, 01:12 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Haha I'll make the assumption you're not talking about the book
All I saw was the off road bumper component.

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Old 08-18-2018, 02:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Yeah that is what I'm talking about. Like a regular steel bumper vs. one that has that stinger on it. It's nice for a little extra protection but I think it will add a lot more drag, as one of the previous posters said.

It also looks cool, but I can live without it haha.
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All I saw was the off road bumper component.
Here's an example
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:47 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Okay,so it's a catalog.Now I get it.
I suppose we'd have to look at each product.
If you're still gonna go off road,the only thing you'd need to respect is your approach,breakover,and departure clearances,so nothing got ripped off,hitting some obstruction out in the boonies.
Other than that,you could do anything an car did.
The JEEP LIBERTY has many 'car' features and is light years ahead,aerodynamically than say the Wrangler.
An extreme 'version' of an SUV like the Cherokee would be the TESLA X.
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What do you guys think about stinger bumpers? Conventional wisdom says it would hurt FE, but one person here claimed it helped by "breaking up the air before it reaches the vehicle".
A deflector to break up the air, actually works quite well during high speed ejections with a Russian K36 ejection seat ...

Same for aerodynamic spikes

But they won't work at the kind of speed we're driving
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:03 PM   #36 (permalink)
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That's true I do like some parts of the Jeep liberty. I've always wanted to make flush headlight covers but I'm not sure about the inside of it getting dirty...

That is interesting but yeah I think whatever benefit I would get from a stinger would be negated by the extra drag created.
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You could use the stinger as the opening of a diverging converging ducting system and flash in to the rest of the raidator support. it would basically change the grill opening from a hillbilly smile to a boxfish eating a minnow.
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Doing that with a stinger would definitely be unique!

So I realized now that my options for hood vents are actually pretty limited because of these braces in my hood. The only realistic spot would be by the windshield or a little towards the middle.
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So I found the best place for hood vents on my jeep today. I parked under a tree and when I went to leave, there was a bunch of leaves on my hood. As I drove away, there was a single leaf that was there almost my entire ride home! I think that was amazing because my top speed was about 68 mph. It did eventually fall off--at a stoplight.

So the lowest pressure area on my hood is about a foot to 18 inches away from the windshield, in the center of both halves of my hood.
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This is well overdue, but I found some nice hood vents that I like! I'll buy them soon and post the results here. Since I have a scangauge now, I'll do an A-B test and share the results.

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