Some of today’s hottest cars already use side skirts to make their cars and trucks appear lower to the ground. Adding a side skirt to your ride will also help to create better air flow and give you a customized look. The main purpose of a side skirt is to reduce aerodynamic drag caused by air turbulence.
If you have an air splitter, air under the car is at a low pressure, causing the higher pressure air on the outside and sides of the car to come rushing in. This consequently diminishes ground effect and downforce. Side skirts are used to reduce the amount of high pressure on the side of a car that goes underneath it. The effectiveness of the skirts depends primarily on how close to the ground the lower edge can be maintained.
A vortex generator is another aerodynamic device that that helps prevent air from flowing under the car. Canards, together with vortex generators, generate strong vortices that travel down the sides of a vehicle acting as a barrier. When and if the vortex generators are positioned properly, these strong vortices act in way to keep high-pressure air around the car from entering the low-pressure underbody region. The main outcome of this is the maintenance of more downforce.
Apart from improving aerodynamics, you can install an entire body kit on your car to approve its overall appearance. Most, if not all, body kits include side skirts anyhow. It’s up to you to choose the styling, material and color. Make your car your own with a customized kit today!
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