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Old 11-17-2009, 10:32 PM
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This is a new approach to front aero
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:38 PM
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:00 AM
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I like the Acuras approach much more than the Scion pictured below!

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yeah me too, but i would guess the scion's works better
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:57 PM
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yeah me too, but i would guess the scion's works better
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I talked to Chris and he said they hired a aero physicist and they guy told him to do that

He said it helped a ton.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:51 AM
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HOw do you see out of that scion with that thing??

Is that the same one that was at SEMA?
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The Scion we know works. Need wind tunnel data on the Acura...

Spoon apparently makes that piece.

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Not really a "new" approach to aero...
This has been done for years, these pics are from IMSA GTP cars from the mid 80's.
But I know what you meant.

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That Scion wing is bananas. Looks like something that should be used to drive up Pikes Peak, not on a track. But hey, whatever works i guess....
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:43 AM
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A rear spoiler generally pushes down THE WHOLE CAR creating more traction to all wheels. its MOST effective on rear wheel drive cars. but it does have an affect on front wheel drive cars too. so what not just keep that lip spoiler and ad a rear spoiler ot create an almost even down force throughout the car? that front spoiler is basically useless.
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A rear spoiler generally pushes down THE WHOLE CAR creating more traction to all wheels. its MOST effective on rear wheel drive cars. but it does have an affect on front wheel drive cars too. so what not just keep that lip spoiler and ad a rear spoiler ot create an almost even down force throughout the car? that front spoiler is basically useless.
Not sure what type of testing you have done to determine that front wing to be useless but you should probably recheck your data. It seems to be working pretty well for Chris Rado and his Scion.

Front Wing-Equipped Scion TC Breaks Lap Record at Willow Springs
Chris Rado Breaks Record at Three Tracks
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A rear spoiler generally pushes down THE WHOLE CAR creating more traction to all wheels. its MOST effective on rear wheel drive cars. but it does have an affect on front wheel drive cars too. so what not just keep that lip spoiler and ad a rear spoiler ot create an almost even down force throughout the car? that front spoiler is basically useless.
lol

I suppose I agree with one part of this statement. you should in fact try to distribute your aero properly for you application...
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