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Old 01-03-2006, 06:57 AM   #21
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Re: I got to check out a Ferrari

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The undercarriage is completely smooth
i've never been in a ferrari.

if you get a chance, check underneath an 06 jetta diesel to see a really good undercarriage - done through a combination of bolt-on smooth trays & gap filler panels. they put a lot of work into it and it's pretty astonishing, compared to most new cars. and they only did it on the diesel; the gas car has a naked undercarriage.

makes you wonder why carmakers don't offer aerodynamic "options" - i mean, aside from often purely cosmetic rear deck spoilers. maybe the jetta panels cost a couple hundred bucks, but if people knew they'd reduce fuel consumption by 3 or 4% (reasonable guess), maybe they'd tick that box on the option sheet. same for rear wheel skirts. they're not rocket science to add to any car, and they help a few percent.
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:10 AM   #22
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I already have a tray like

I already have a tray like that on my car, it looks a little bit different but basically looks like that. It deflects the air from going into the engine bay but has a couple holes to vent the engine compartment.

My main concern is where the engine bay ends from that point on I want to cover everything all the way to the back bumper.

People these days are more interested in looks, not fuctionality. A Rice wing( WRX, EVO) does nothing for performance but it looks nice. Same with all the chrome stuff around the car. That is why they will tick the rice wing, big heavy chrome rims and tint on the option sheet. And then they will complain that they get horrible gas mileage and their car accelarates like a tank.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:12 PM   #23
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Metro, do you have (can you

Metro, do you have (can you ethically post) a pre-shot of the prius? I'm going to do that tray, and I'm wanting to compare the aero do ballpark my increase. Thanks!
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ok.

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Old 01-11-2006, 02:49 PM   #25
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Thanks alot, looks similar

Thanks alot, looks similar to mine a bit.

It will be hard for me to get it flat because of my shape, but I'll make a thread with pictures of it jacked up for suggestions. You've inspired me to aero my crap good.
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yeah -that would be good.

yeah -that would be good. post some pics.
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