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Downforce Basics.

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by old-git, 16 May 2013.

  1. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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  2. HugoBoss

    HugoBoss The Torque Meister

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    Thanks for that, lesson learned
     
  3. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    The rear bumper on the FRS is like a big bloody parachute, I'll get a pic if I can. When I get round to it I hope to fab up and undertray just for the rear. I'd like a working diffuser but that's a lot of work and means cutting the rear bumper up!

    Nice reading btw, learnt a few little things.
     
  4. gummy

    gummy Torque Master

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    Very interesting ,i have learnt a thing or two,thanks for putting on this thread O.G.
    Would like to give an official thanks on but not sure how to!!!
     
    Last edited: 17 May 2013
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Bottom right hand corner of posting there is a button labelled 'thanks' :)

    Thanks :)
     
  6. wigguy1

    wigguy1 Wrench Pro

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    This is a very good thread. One thing it didn't say was, if you install a splitter it must be braced to steel. At high speed they can produce 200 to 300lbs of down force and if it's not braced it can tear off. Can cause big damage under the car.:(
     
  7. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    That's why this thread is called downforce basics :)
    Installation of effective (as opposed to cosmetic) downforce producing structures is a separate issue as this article is just explaining the principles.

    How about starting a separate thread explaining how to install downforce devices?
     
    Last edited: 18 May 2013
  8. HugoBoss

    HugoBoss The Torque Meister

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    Yea that's a great idea, you got something like that to post up.
     
  9. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    Not on a mobile phone, I can report you though lol.
     
  10. wigguy1

    wigguy1 Wrench Pro

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    Got it.
     
  11. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Ah, I shall let Obi Waynne know about that one :)
     

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