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Old 08-17-08, 07:56 PM
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FD AERODYNAMIC WING SETUP TEST AND DATA (Video)

This video illustrates aerodynamic effects of static wings / spoilers for the FD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6_MUycoPPs

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Old 08-17-08, 08:32 PM
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GT wing FTW...LOL...
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i love my amemiya wing
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Quite interesting and somewhat funny at times. Certainly quite a commercial.

I think that the "test" would have been a little more fair and accurate if for the first part, when they ran without the wing, they softened up the rear suspension to match the fronts better. I mean, it's like "hey, we removed the big wing from the rear w/o changing anything else - can you guess what's going to happen?"

Possible answers include a) oversteer, b) oversteer, c) oversteer, and d) all of the above.

Alternately, they could have slapped the wing on a properly set up stock (no wing) car and shown how much understeer it could induce!

Now I don't speak Japanese, so they could have been explaining this in the audio.

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The only thing I wish is that they'd thrown the FEED wind in there for comparison. I'd like to see what that one does, because I'm not a huge fan of the '99, and can't quite bring myself to strap a GT wing on what is still a street car.
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Ever read the auto speed article where they tested the air flow around the car with wool tufts. The figures that Mazda released showed that the Base wingless 7 had the same down force at the rear of the car was the wing equiped R1. Interesting isn't it.
http://autospeed.com/cms/A_108677/article.html
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Not surprising, I think we discussed it before. Nice article, though. Thanks for the link!
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Originally Posted by Hyper4mance2k View Post
Ever read the auto speed article where they tested the air flow around the car with wool tufts. The figures that Mazda released showed that the Base wingless 7 had the same down force at the rear of the car was the wing equiped R1. Interesting isn't it.
http://autospeed.com/cms/A_108677/article.html
that is a nice site and article! thx
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