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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (Ankh)

Thanks from me too. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (Dutchman)

Yep, after a LOT of wind tunnel testing they found that parking the wiper at an angle was more aerodynamic than parking it flat. They only sorted out the aerodynamic problem with the Golf III!!! Apparently if you have a spoiler fitted to your Golf I or II it helps though.
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (Dutchman)

Well I'm no expert on aerodynamics, but wind resistance isn't lowered by just having an aerodynamic front end, because the air fills the area immediately behind the car after the car has passed, so basically you have to make your car's rear reasonably smooth, and VW found that by parking the wiper at an angle, the air passed over the car easier!!
And the Golf II isn't a brick, it's drag coefficient is .32, the sdame as an Audi TT!!!
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (Juicejetta3)

quote:[HR][/HR]Dont push what? rear wipers are for minivans and Honduhs (rice, for the common person)[HR][/HR]​
my golf came with one
and "mr honduh" gave me some good information, which i'm very thankfull for.
it shows he knows his stuff....
so cool it Mr. 3%



[Modified by Dutchman, 12:45 AM 12-1-2001]
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (VW-DOHC-16V)

quote:[HR][/HR]VW found that by parking the wiper at an angle, the air passed over the car easier!! [HR][/HR]​
Wow! That's really arcane ! How the hell didja discover that? It still seems a bit far fetched, but then again, I'm no aerodynamicist!

quote:[HR][/HR]And the Golf II isn't a brick, its drag coefficient is .32
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Now this one I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't know after being an A2 owner for many years. I guess since I thought it was higher, I wasn't motivated to really know !
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (niels_dale)

To use the eternal phrase that springs to mind when someone asks how I heard something "uhh, I think I read it somewhere..."

It's actually due to it's more aerdynamic styling that the early model 8V Golf II GTI is (albeit marginally) faster than the similarly engined (and substantially lighter) Golf I.
Thus I have just now exhausted my entire knowledge of anything to do with VW ever
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (VW-DOHC-16V)

I took my rear wiper right out , I never use it. Took out the motor , wiper arm and used a gromet to cover up the hole.....I think it looks ok too , never did like it anyways
 

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Re: Lay flat rear wiper... how? (Dutchman)

quote:[HR][/HR]a brick has aerodynamics when you put a wiper on it
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lol
i didn't know the it had the same cx as the tt, actually never thought of the cx of a mk2, thought it would be through the roof
 
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