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Diesel model: Plastic strip on rear fender?

The plastic strip? What is it for? Hiding something?

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Diesel model: Plastic strip on rear fender?

I think this has something to do with aerodynamics which improves fuel efficiency.

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Maybe they had some leftover plastic lying around in the factory and thought it would look good there...?
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I think this has something to do with aerodynamics which improves fuel efficiency.

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Spot on

I was also told by a honda guy when the car was doing the rounds before launch that they actually keep the car in a lower road tax band
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yep, its for improved aero ........... not sure why it isn't on all models tho
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Plastic fins

It apparently reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency on the diesel models. These pieces of plastic are to be introduced to the petrol models this coming year 2013. I'm currently looking out my tupperware containers to do a cheap mod.
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yep. for aerodynamics.

wait while yo see the mugen one with double fin
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I think the thread started by Naresh gives the best explanation: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/9g-gene...d-spoiler.html

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Got my question answered!
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yep, its for improved aero ........... not sure why it isn't on all models tho
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it's for better aerodynamics. with it, you will save 1 gram per kilometer of co2 or something like that.

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Spot on

I was also told by a honda guy when the car was doing the rounds before launch that they actually keep the car in a lower road tax band

Exactly what I was told...
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Exactly what I was told...
Guess what?

It's exactly what it does.
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