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Old 12-06-15, 07:32 PM   #441
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Thanks guys!

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Can you build me one ;-)
I'm starting to hear this one a lot! haha

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That looks more race-car-ish than most aftermarket diffusors!
And its probably way more functional too!

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Are you going to cover the outside edges under the rear bumper?
Do you mean behind the rear wheels? Initially I thought about doing that but that seemed like it would simply catch the high pressure air off the rear wheels so I decided against it.
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Old 12-07-15, 02:39 AM   #442
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And its probably way more functional too!
If it works as good as it looks, this is truly brilliant

Lars and I need to build a closed underbody & diffusor like you did for real
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Old 12-14-15, 05:06 AM   #443
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If it works as good as it looks, this is truly brilliant

Lars and I need to build a closed underbody & diffusor like you did for real
You probably track enough where you could even test for lap time improvements too! That would be really cool
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Old 12-14-15, 05:28 AM   #444
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In the spirit of continued aerodynamic improvements, I've decided to add some hood vents. I know its not the same sort of aero stuff I've been looking at so far, but I still think it will be beneficial, and that's the key.

I just picked up a set of these aluminum vents from rodlouvers.com for pretty cheap:


I'm planning to locate them about like this:

please disregard the poor MS Paint skillz

Originally I wanted to weld them to the hood flush (hence buying aluminum panels) for an OEMish look, but it seems that will be very difficult to do. So now the plan is to just rivet them on before the hood gets painted. It will be slightly more 'racecar' look than I was going for, but with the matching paint it shouldn't be too bad.

I'm going to place them immediately behind the radiator to have them as far forward as possible to take advantage of the low pressure zone on the front area of the hood, and have them to the sides of the hood scoop.

I've been noticing how bad the paint is chipping on the hood from rocks and stuff, so this gives me an excuse to get a fresh coat of blue on the whole hood. As soon as its cured, I'm going to put some laminex or something on the hood to protect the paint from future dings...
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Old 12-14-15, 10:02 AM   #445
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You probably track enough where you could even test for lap time improvements too! That would be really cool
I can't promise that the project will start early 2016, it's probably more mid-late 2016 but this is really on my to do list



Hood Vents:
Can't you find someone who has a louver press? That would be awesome
See here: Scion Tuner Challenge The Build: Part 2 - Speedhunters
Scroll down a bit to see it.
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I would like to do that but unfortunately my hood doesn't lend to that easily like that Scion The bracing underneath the hood is at all sorts of weird angles on my hood... Plus going with louvers that just attach to the hood gives me a lot more freedom on placment and making them "line up" with the existing body lines.
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Old 12-18-15, 11:04 AM   #447
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Finally got around to replacing the front struts and sent off the old ones to FEAL. And now its realigned as well. I decided to increase the amount of camber just a tad this time. Previously I was running -1.5* all around. Now its this:

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When I was daily driving my car, I was on 2F 1.5R

More camber more tore wear more money haha
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When I was daily driving my car, I was on 2F 1.5R

More camber more tore wear more money haha
You haven't been fast enough around the corners then
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1.6g peak is quick enough I think.
For track work you need much more but a daily drive?
That being said a friend of mine drives on -3.8 lol

2.2 F 1.5 R during daily drive ej207 days
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