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Old 06-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #441
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Canards like that definitely work, I built a set on my car and noted a fairly substantial increase in front grip, especially on turn-in. At MRLS, my car was nicely balanced with a 3" splitter, canards and the COT rear.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:45 PM   #442
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wouldnt it be worth while to box up the section between the spat and canard to create less drag.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:32 AM   #443
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Quite possibly - and there's a lot to be gained by putting a fence along the end of the splitter as well. But not every test piece is a finished piece.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:50 PM   #444
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I'm working on my crusher bumper. Testing has not been done because the engine is done (rod knock)











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Old 06-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #445
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I never would have guessed that alupanel material to be that flexible. Looking good so far!
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:14 PM   #446
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lol @ last shot. Rough neighborhood?

FWIW, I did a much smaller radiator hole with no ducting and had zero coolant temp issues with a reroute.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #447
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It is a rough neighborhood, I always have a gun with me. The Radiator portion is the center bit, the corner of the mouth is the section that will be used for oil cooler ducts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #448
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Dollars spent: $100, Bought it from the guy that bought it from Ryan.
Hours spent: .3 Maxed out the struts to increase AOA and drilled holes to accept double nutted studs on quarter panels.
How effective: 2 - did this before anything else, and it did enough to unbalance the car above 30mph. The big rear sway(Racing Beat) balances it out. Still, in many ways it could be improved.
Materials used: Alumalite, aluminum L bar stock, rivets, struts pieced together from hardware store materials
Size/thickness of materials: 6mm alumalite
Bracket location: attaches to trunk with triangular gate hinges
Tracks tested on: several autocrosses
Race/TT class built for: Autocross only so far.

Futurs plans include a front dam and splitter as well as re-purposing all of Ryan's hardware onto a bigger air brake.





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Old 06-30-2013, 10:14 PM   #449
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Add splitter, remove swaybar.
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Yes! Good to see my old aero pieces being put to proper use

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Going to give this style splitter a go at the next hill climb in August (1/2" birch ply, will seal heavily and then paint) for the sake of experimenting.

I had fairly little protrusion up front with the COT splitter, and think there was just too much surface area wasted out towards the ends with no spill plates and the shape of the air dam. However, the understeer wasn't too bad (though the rear wing was only set neutral), so I wanted to save that splitter to try at flat track events. I made this one using all the same mounts, with two extras in the rear as its much deeper. I'm on the fence about whether I want to add another brace for the corners or not. I have no desire to get too carried away, as all of the mounting brackets, splitter materials, and front end is getting hacked off either this winter or at the end of next year anyways for a tube front/Eprod air dam setup w/custom fenders. I will brace the spill plates though, as they're only ABS and will flap all over the place if left by itself.

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What are you gonna seal it with? I've had really good luck with gelcoat from jamestown distributors. Its basically resin with pigment, spray on 2 coats with the paint gun, no pait required.
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Hadn't even thought of gelcoat. I had picked some Rustoleum 1/2 gallon from Lowes the other day that seemed like it'd work with multiple layers on there, but hadn't given it too much thought.
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This pretty much lives rubbing the ground in turns, probably took 1/4 mile of rubbing against the ground the wear through. And it doesnt get scratched when you slide it around the ground to get it on the car. The big scrape on the bottom is from when I took it off roading when he car died to get off course.

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^good to know, i have to redo my splitter cause its starting to come apart at the corners from the wet its seen. i did seal mine with varathane cause its what i had laying around but the gel coat looks good.
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Yeah the gelcoat goes down fine with the harbor freight spray gun, just ah be sure to make sure the gun is clean or it'll orange peel like a mother ******.
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On the off chance anyone is interested, I struck out locally looking for something to protect the leading edge of the plywood splitter. Turns out McMaster Carr has a rubber trim molding with a 1/2" opening for about $1/ft. Just ordered some, will report back if its remotely worth while, even aesthetically.
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On the off chance anyone is interested, I struck out locally looking for something to protect the leading edge of the plywood splitter. Turns out McMaster Carr has a rubber trim molding with a 1/2" opening for about $1/ft. Just ordered some, will report back if its remotely worth while, even aesthetically.
Probably the same edging I use on my wheel arches where I cut them to fit man tires. Its good stuff, aluminum core in the textured rubber. Isnt going to do much to protect the splitter from anything, but its good for not cutting yourself on sharp metal.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:46 AM   #460
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Sonny's new SuperMiata 2D. We're moving towards this frame rail mounted design. He's the first guinea pig. Chris made these mounts and is fabbing mounts for his own car today. Crusher gets the new style mounts next week.


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