Bumper Canards

Bumper canards (also dive planes) are small wings attached to the front spoiler of a car for the purposes of modifying the aerodynamic characteristics of the car in a modest way.

The most common use of bumper canards is to increase front downforce on cars where the balance of traction is considered to be unfavourably biased towards the rear wheels. The bumper canards, once installed, provide additional downforce at the front of the vehicle, adjusting the balance of traction and thus improving the handling characteristics of the car.

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Bumper Canards - Applications and Technical Information - Installation
... Bumper canards are relatively simple to install and are often available with slightly different curvature to match the shape of the front spoiler of the vehicle to which they will be fitted ... in sets of four, a larger and a smaller canard on each side of the bumper with the larger canard at the bottom ... Commercially available bumper canards include a ‘mounting kit’ which amounts to a set of high quality bolts which fasten through holes drilled in the front bumper to accommodate ...

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