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Old 09-20-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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Evo-Style Vortex generators?

Hello -

what do you think of these :



I saw it at jcwhitney.com by navigating as follows :

Car Shop ->
2003 Honda Civic ->
Exterior ->
Spoilers, Wings & Body Styling ->
Rear Spoiler & Wing ->
Carbon Fiber Roof Mount Fins

From what I have read, they are intended for MPG but instead :

"the vortex generator is merely a strip of specially designed fins that are designed to flow more air to the rear spoiler for added downforce."

Soooo, on a coupe, they work in tandem with a giant spoiler :



Do you think they could have MPG applications? If yes, on what kind of car?

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Old 09-20-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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already been discussed

well, as I also found out, they have already been discussed, actually ziploto came up with this own even!

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http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....ghlight=vortex

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http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....ghlight=vortex
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We decided that it was mainly for 4 doors because the airflow is more disrupted off of the roof of a 4 door compared to the 2 door. On civics I know the slope is much less on the coupe thus making the air flow around it better, I dont see it helping you much
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Look at that wing...with the uprights angled inwards...hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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The angle of the uprights help keep it from wobbling sideways as well as directs more of the air to behind the vehicle where there is low pressure and drag.
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tomauto -

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well, as I also found out, they have already been discussed, actually ziploto came up with this own even!

My Thread
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....ghlight=vortex

Ziploto's
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....ghlight=vortex
Thanks for pointing this out. I remember seeing Ziploto's "Casper" in other posts, but I hadn't found the vortex detail. My SW2 has the "corrugated" roofline of a wagon, so I was wondering what the optimum position would be (even for so little benefit, it appears).

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