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Old 06-01-2004, 03:53 AM   #11
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rwd needs the downforce in the rear, not fwd(not yelling, but i always use exclamation pointsafter all of my sentences)!!! please tell me to shut my mouth now!!!
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Continuing my .02, correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe wings put downforce on ALL of the car, MOSTLY in the back, but some on the front too. So it does help out...once you get to high enough speeds.

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I'm no physics major, but I think it would depend on the placement of the wing, angle of attack, and center of gravity of the car. The early 80'* Lambourghinis had a wing/spoiler in the front and back....
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This is true, but any amount of downforce on the rear of the car will improve the stability of it no matter what wheels it draws it'* power from. Granted, a wing won't produce any significant downforce untill you are well over 100 and my gov. kicks in at 103 nor is my wing alighned to proporly catch the airflow off the roofline, but it'* functionality is not a concern of mine. And as far as shuting up... no way. I love to hear what people think about my car, good or bad.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:10 AM   #16
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This is true, but any amount of downforce on the rear of the car will improve the stability of it no matter what wheels it draws it'* power from. Granted, a wing won't produce any significant downforce untill you are well over 100 and my gov. kicks in at 103 nor is my wing alighned to proporly catch the airflow off the roofline, but it'* functionality is not a concern of mine. And as far as shuting up... no way. I love to hear what people think about my car, good or bad.
so basically you're saying that it is more of a show car?? sweet...
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agreed on all counts, Mos. Also depends somewhat on how low to the ground the car is, the angle of the hood, etc etc etc...

Wind tunnel time?

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Man, I really wanna say something about women and wind, but I won't.....

*edit by BonnieBrougham* MOS, don't mess with the chick who can change what you say
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oh, for sure. My 3100 powerhouse can't beat a hot dog cart hahaha. <even though I nearly beat firedevil one time> and don't let him fool ya'... I didn't cheat.
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oh, for sure. My 3100 powerhouse can't beat a hot dog cart hahaha. <even though I nearly beat firedevil one time> and don't let him fool ya'... I didn't cheat.
From what I hear, this is how that one went...
*jim pulls up to stoplight beside matt, points excitedly behind him*
*matt looks*
-=light turns green=-
*jim peels out*
Matt: "EXPLETIVE DELETED!!!!!!" *takes off, beats Jim anyway* :P

And MOS, see your post...

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