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Old 10-19-2023, 11:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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20 years ago I used to think these looked big and heavy...


Now I am quite surprised that, despite being taller, a traditional old-school SUV may be actually shorter, and even narrower, than some compact sedans available here.

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Old 10-20-2023, 12:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just noticed that every truck recently made has wheels that extend out wider than the body, which is why the fender flares have to be added to enclose them. Why not make the body wider and thereby increase interior volume instead? Can't afford the extra frontal area?

Had that thought while looking at the Cybertruck and noticing the plastic fender flares that look out of place.

widening the truck would add too much weight
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Almost as narrow as a Honda Fit, and shorter...



Meanwhile, the Jeep Wrangler was already becoming a somewhat oversized trail-cork.
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Not just rucks, Porsche as well....


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Old 11-26-2023, 08:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Not just rucks, Porsche as well....
A short while ago, in a day when I spotted a 912E, it was so easy to notice how Porsches grew quite substantially. Well, I see modern ones quite often...
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Ah, so before manufacturers could just build whatever wheelbase and fit the body nicely over, but now they've got to build a monster truck wheelbase and fit a smaller body over it, necessitating the fender flares.

But, the CyberTruck isn't confined by those rules, so I wonder why it has massive fender flares?
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But, the CyberTruck isn't confined by those rules, so I wonder why it has massive fender flares?
You wouldn't want it to look too diferently than the other trucks on the market.
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You wouldn't want it to look too diferently than the other trucks on the market.
At some point, the huge grill fad will die, and time will not be kind to the design aesthetic of this era. I suspect the same will happen with huge plastic fender flares. It will be like seeing spinners on a car now.
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Searching for narrow body truck I got this



Lovely how ai makes up videos about truck announcements that never happened.

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