Inner Aerodynamics

Have you ever wondered where the air entering the openings on the front of your vehicle goes? What resistance must it overcome? How does the engine compartment air integrate with the air entering under the front bumper?

Turbo Shield pioneered the real-world study of the inner aerodynamics of a vehicle—that is, what happens to the airflow as it enters, travels through, and exits a vehicle. How does this airflow affect the vehicle itself? Having studied all the pressure areas, we know that from pickup trucks to semis the problem is the same: there are more square inches of opening at the front of a vehicle than at the rear—which means that air can come in the front of a vehicle faster than it can exit out the rear, creating inner and outer aerodynamic problems.

The resulting imbalance creates a frontal resistance that leads to lowered fuel mileage, poor cooling, and poor handling. Aerodynamic attributes—or problems—begin at the front of a vehicle and must therefore be addressed at the front.

How does your vehicle add up?

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Reducing the total square inches of opening at the front of a vehicle produces a closer Entry/Exit number and creates a more efficiently balanced airflow. Turbo Shield can improve the Entry / Exit balance by as much as 50% on pickups, 100% on semis, or (depending on the vehicle) more.

A better Entry/Exit balance leads to improved fuel mileage from lowered wind resistance, improved heat dissipation from better engine compartment evacuation, and improved handling as the vehicle remains stable on the ground.

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