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      03-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Does a rear diffuser offer any practical utility?

Just thinking out loud... does a rear diffuser do anything other than change the aesthetics/appearance of the car?
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Just thinking out loud... does a rear diffuser do anything other than change the aesthetics/appearance of the car?
It gives you something to take pic of and post on the forum.
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      03-06-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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If you are racing, and it is actually a diffuser that is wind tunnel designed and tested, you can increase rear down force with a rear diffuser. It has a similar effect as having a rear spoiler.

Most aftermarket rear diffusers sold are cosmetic only.


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It gives you something to take pic of and post on the forum.


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This is the only one that offers real function..unfortunatly on the street you would be more likely to leave it on the ground after after a dip or speed bump..

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This is the only one that offers real function..unfortunatly on the street you would be more likely to leave it on the ground after after a dip or speed bump..
Platte Forme A.G.'s diffuser system should provide some real utility as well.
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This is the only one that offers real function..unfortunatly on the street you would be more likely to leave it on the ground after after a dip or speed bump..

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It actually has quite a bit of practicality. The fins on the rear of the diffuser act as a protector for the rear bumper as well as any other vehicle you might happen to back into. FOR INSTANCE 2 months after buying a $700 diffuser for my 335 I backed my car into my Caddy. Not a scratch on my caddy although the carbon diffuser was totally effed not a scratch on my 335's bumper
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Will the diffuser hide any of the visibility of the exhaust can from the rear? I am talking about something like a Vorsteiner, etc.
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