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Old 01-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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Hello, I just after any thoughs or advise. have just purchased a APR CT200, rear wing (miata one). I have a Garage vary Carbon fibre trunk lid on my car, do you thing it will be strong enough to support the wing and associated loads it will create ? or am I better off installing it on the factory steel one?
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Is it just for track purposes..

If so I would just get a spare trunk and swap it on when youre tracking.
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If he's not mounting it to the frame chances are it's for mad tyte JDM downforce, yo
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Yes I mainly track it. CF boot is 4kg lighter then the steel one, so if I can keep it on the car I would like too.
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It would scare me. My wing is mounted straight to the car.
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Yes I mainly track it. CF boot is 4kg lighter then the steel one, so if I can keep it on the car I would like too.
Keep that faggy metric crap in France and just mount the wing to the car.
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It would scare me. My wing is mounted straight to the car.
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Keep that faggy metric crap in France and just mount the wing to the car.
what they said!
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Take a look at a few of the threads on this forum regarding wing mounting. There are some clever diy bracketry designs making use of the sturdier boot drip rail channel. The boot lid will flex and not transfer the forces well and will possibly allow an unintended angle change as drag pushes on the wing, so it makes a less desirable mounting point. The secondary benefit of drip rail mounting is that easier access to the boot is maintained.
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Keep that faggy metric crap in France and just mount the wing to the car.
I think you mean that faggy metric crap that pretty much everyone else in the world uses but us...
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I think you mean that faggy metric crap that pretty much everyone else in the world uses but us...
QFT! Calculating 1/64th and 1/32th of inch for my job sucks big times! But since our products are shipped to US, no other choice. Metric is so easier (faster for the brain to compute I'd say) to work with.
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I think you mean that faggy metric crap that pretty much everyone else in the world uses but us...
It was actually a reference to the film "Salton Sea". A drug dealer named Pooh-Bear deals only in pounds, none of that "faggy metric crap." He also snorted so much dope his nose fell off. He's a pretty cool dude:

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Dude,Pooh-Bear was the baddest crank cook ever!!When he was telling Val Kilmer,how he cut the top of that guys head off and took his brain and ate it! that was all win!
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pardon my french, 8.8 pounds.
thanks for the replies, I will mount if to the drip rail, it will make access to the boot (trunk) a little difficult but who really cares
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