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Post by JDVitara on Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:27 pm

After a few days away on a touring holiday the rear of the Vitara is filthy.
We're looking for a way to prevent or greatly reduce the amount of spray and dirt being thrown up from the rear wheels and sticking to the tailgate and window, even with mud flaps fitted.

Any suggestions out there?
Lower diffuser, rear brush curtain etc?
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Post by Ziga Vitara on Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:51 pm

There was a similar topic at the Toyota forum when new Land Cruiser was released, apparently even with mudflaps fitted and despite the immense height of the car, the rear window and tailgate were very quickly covered in filth.

No solution was provided there, though.
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Post by graham04 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:53 pm

I am afraid that the problem is the efficient airflow over modern flat back type cars, this creates a vortex at the rear , which aids fuel consumption but annoyingly craps up the car . Changing to a saloon style is the only partial fix.

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Post by Admin on Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:54 pm

Not tried it on a Vitara yet but i did have some success with using Rain X on the rear of a late Grand Vitara that didnt have a rear mounted spare wheel. We had two GV's and tje pne with a rear mounted spare was certainly a cleaner rear during winter until i Rain X'd the non spare rear window

I was talking with Rally Flapz and even sent templates regarding oversize mudflaps but yet to hear back if they are yet available?

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Post by JDVitara on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:26 am

At least it's not just our car or my driving then!
Our previous car, a Mercedes ML, had a spare wheel carrier hung on the back end and the rear window hardly ever needed cleaning.

Maybe I need to look into disrupting/redirecting the airflow from underneath the middle of the car - maybe a diffuser attached to the rear skid plate, possibly with an air gap between the them.

Or, remove altogether or put holes in the the rear skid plate?

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