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Old 12-11-2007, 12:48 PM   #21
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FWIW, the pic was gotten from http://www.mira.co.uk/ which no longer has it up so if anyone in the UK wants to get more info from them as it looks like they have done more testing that would be awesome, but I doubt they'd share it for free, but you never know. FWIW, their test facilities look awesome.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:50 PM   #22
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On no brgracer, i appreciate the effort to get he picture an everything, that was for neo, for his explanation
My explanation was sound I think the speed that was simulated at is not very important. Everything is relative, as the car speeds up so will the air in the places shown. What is important is that it shows you where your potential high and low pressure zones are.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:56 PM   #23
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no thats not true. If energy was linearly related to velocity then it would be, but its related to velocity^2. Thats why theres laminar flow and turbulent flow
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:21 PM   #24
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Also it seems that you would need a pretty tall rear wing in order for it to see any "clean" airflow.
like this?
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #25
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I am hoping more like this
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:08 PM   #26
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chris-i see some changes to your car...what all is different, did you switch to cold side?
also, your tires look bigger up front, did you go to 275's all the way around?
thanks
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:13 PM   #27
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shhhhh!!! it's a secret.

275s all the way round
'99 motor with Ubercharger
bigger wing
splitter in the works
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:25 PM   #28
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your secret is safe with me...and the rest of the forum readers, lol
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:57 PM   #29
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wow, helpful.

Red=100000000 mph
Blue= absolute 0
lulz
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Looking good Chris!

Are you still going with the Home Depot splitter or have you found something better? I picked up some conveyer belt the other day and plan on using it. We'll see how it works.

I have a wing at the house waiting to be installed, but I need to get some supports made to get the wing high enough to make a difference.
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Looking good Chris!

Are you still going with the Home Depot splitter or have you found something better? I picked up some conveyer belt the other day and plan on using it. We'll see how it works.

I have a wing at the house waiting to be installed, but I need to get some supports made to get the wing high enough to make a difference.
The plan is for a lexan or aluminum splitter flush with the bottom of the bumper cover with the home depot under that.

Careful on the "high enough" if you run SCCA SM2 the rule is no more than 6" above the roof line or the highest portion of the windshield frame on convertibles. If you are mounting it to the deck lid, you will probably want to add some bracing to keep it stable. I will post some pictures when I get my bracing done.
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Yes I will be running SM2.

Looking at a few examples of wind tunnel results, I should be OK with a wing parallel to the roofline. Maybe a little lower will work. Only testing will tell.
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