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How does an aerodynamic styling kit affect car performance?

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How does an aerodynamic styling kit affect car performance?

It’s not just racecar drivers who benefit from learning about ground effects and their impact on aerodynamics, fuel economy, handling, and body life. Car lovers in general should educate themselves too. That is why the experts at Pfaff Tuning have put together a blog that shares some information about aerodynamic styling kits and how they can affect car performance.  Pfaff Tuning has partnered with some of the best aftermarket tuning companies on the planet to provide quality and performance to their customers. Read on to learn more about aerodynamic styling kits and how they can affect your car’s performance. 

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Aerodynamics  

For those drivers lucky enough to race competitively, a regular topic of conversation in these circles is aerodynamics. The great thing is, it’s not just racecars that can benefit from aerodynamic modifications. The greater the downforce and the smaller the wind resistance, the more effectively your car will glide through the air and grip to the road. The aerodynamic qualities of your car determine the car’s downforce, which is also known as ‘downwards thrust’. Increase the downforce and you will increase your car’s ability to move faster when cornering by making the vertical force of the tires greater. This in turn creates more grip and better handling. Any change to your car’s shape will impact on its performance for both speed and handling.

Fuel economy 

Cars that are held back by poor aerodynamic qualities work harder than they need to and use more fuel. Unfortunately, cars need fuel to run and this is an ongoing expense. We’ve never met any car lover who enjoys paying for fuel, but if you love driving you to accept this is a non-negotiable part of the deal. A great way to lower your fuel consumption, and therefore your weekly fuel spend, is to reduce the drag on your car. This will improve handling but also assist your car to use less fuel. An aerodynamic mod can really influence this and save you a tonne of money. This kind of mod may even pay for itself over time.

Handling 

It’s easy to recognize a high-performance car by the way it feels on the road. As we mentioned earlier, greater downforce and improved aerodynamics improve handing and can make it feel like your car is one with the road. Driven a car before that looked great but when you got moving it started shaking at higher speeds? This was most likely a result of poor aerodynamics, wind resistance, and drag. A high-quality body kit can redirect wind to the left and right of the car rather than above or underneath. With increased downforce, as a result, a high-performance car will slice through the gusts of wind that can hold you back around corners and at high speeds.

Spoilers 

Spoilers come in many shapes and forms, with their primary focus being to increase the downforce of your vehicle. In racing, in particular, high-performance cars are modified to the point they are so powerful but also so light that they can tend to want to lift up off the ground at high speeds. A carefully selected spoiler will counteract this and help the car to stick like glue to the road. Front spoilers are installed under the front bumper with the purpose of reducing the risk of the car lifting from the front. Rear spoilers or rear wings help combat the lift of the vehicle’s back end.

There are many ways that an aerodynamic styling kit can affect your vehicle’s performance. If you are looking to have an aerodynamic styling kit installed on your vehicle, then Pfaff Tuning can do the job! Click here to find our contact information, schedule an appointment, or to speak with a representative.