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Old 10-22-2009, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by V8 Super Beetle
Thanks for looking out. I thought it was the better way too. I did some posting on some vw sites and it was brought to my attention that the vents in the back of the car are in a low pressure area and they're there to draw in air to cool the air cooled engine. Must work well enough to actually cool and engine.

It was also brought to my attention that an opposite effect might go on doing the scoop from under the car. I put together an illustration how I'm guessing it would work. I'm not an expert at aerodynamics, but it seems to make sense. I do watch Discovery channel from time to time. Nothing is set in stone at this point which is why I'm asking for feedback to come up with the best possible solution.

On a side note, it must work well for this car that's putting out more hp than mine will.

I would think the air does a little different then this picture, But... it's your car..good luck..
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