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WTF Is This Thing For??

Discussion in '2011-2014 Mustang Talk' started by Coosawjack, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Every time I run over a stick it knocks this thing silly.......it pops right back where it belongs but WHAT IS IT FOR??o_O 20190715_155623.jpeg
     
  2. GN_Mike

    GN_Mike New Member

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    It’s the tab that’s in front of the wheel, right? It’s an aerodynamic aid. Worth a tiny fraction of an MPG at highway speed. It’s the kind of thing that auto companies have had to do to meet fuel economy regs. If you look under modern cars, you’ll see that many have these little tabs. Somehow deflecting the air to not impinge directly on the tire helps aerodynamics.




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  3. decipha

    decipha Active Member Established Member

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    indeed it is required for emissions as well without it you could possibly not get your emissions certification if the tech is instructed to look for it.
     
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    TK1299 Nope Premium Member Established Member

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    It is a plow to move the pedestrians away from the tires.
     
  5. fuelforfire87

    fuelforfire87 Active Member Established Member

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    Only on a mustang forum lol. Pretty useless at taking out pedestrians. Gotta get sideways for that.

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