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Old 06-24-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation Show off your wheel spats please!!...

I'm in the process of researching how big I should make my wheels spats and where to place them. As I've been driving, I've been looking at cars driving by and seeing who has what. And surprise, surprise, 99.9% of them are NOT American vehicles. Imagine that... Anyway, I see some that face straight down, some that are angled forward a little, and some that are angled back towards the wheels some. I even see some that are mounted 4-5" before the wheel wells (mainly on BMW), while most are flush with the wheel well liner itself.

So post up some pics of your front and rear spats, whether they be stock or home brewed!

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:39 AM   #2
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Wow... Lots of action going on in here!
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By "wheel spats", do you mean the air deflector in front of the wheel?
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By "wheel spats", do you mean the air deflector in front of the wheel?
Yeppers!
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Only have the rears.
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This is how my 2008 VW came from the factory...a small deflector and a big duct.
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This is how my 2008 VW came from the factory...a small deflector and a big duct.
Hum.. I wonder what the intention was in that design. I would guess they were thinking more of cooling the brakes than of aero. but aero. obviously was in their minds.
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I like that. It's a dual function design.
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You'll accomplish more with a smooth undertray for your car. I tried to incorporate tire deflectors on my 850 when I made the coroplast undertray for that one.
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You'll accomplish more with a smooth undertray for your car.
I plan on it.
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