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I just had a thought but i'm not sure it would be a good idea. I am in the process of replacing the rusted portion of my GT's belly pan and I was wondering if there would be any air flow gain to the radiator if I used mesh or expanded steel as opposed to sheet metal. Likewise if a small air dam were to be place directly below the radiator would this create a sufficient low pressure area to redirect air up and toward the radiator.

Any thoughts?

TIA, Brian
 

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Lots and lots of time was spent in the Stutgart University wind tunnel perfecting the GT's shape and airflow so I guess it would be real easy to make things worse rather than better by making too many changes - unless you are doing it for looks rather than function. Just put an electric fan onto it to improve cooling and increase the radiator core thickness if you need more cooling.
Both tried and true methods that do not alter the aerodynamics.
 

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Thanks GTJim,


That is about what I thought but figured since I was replacing the rusted metal I'd ask the question. I have already switched to an electric fan and upgraded the radiator.

Brian
 
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