GT250 wing setting

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  1. JeffV8

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    Taking car out tomorrow first time with wing. Any suggestions on where to start. Set as close to neutral now.
     
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    I don't run much angle in mine. Close to "flat".
     
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    Can you notice a big difference the more angle you add
     
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    Yes. Mainly I can tell when it starts taking grip away from the front at speed (too much wing) or if the rear is too loose in high-speed corners I can usually resolve with slightly more wing angle.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I can tell you what holes mine is set in once I get back home. The angle was the recommendation by the guys at Phoenix. As Arizona Boss said....it's fairly flat. I ran the oval at Pocono last Sunday and I could not believe how much more speed I was able to carry through the banking with the wing and canards. I was literally running up on cars with so much closing speed it was shocking. Last time I ran with the Steeda Boss wing and used slicks and was not even in the same league. The new slicks made a big difference but the car was so much more stable and the wing had to have a big part in that. You will like it.
     
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    Did a Track night Wednesday and the wing was a huge improvement keeping rear end planted under hard braking from long straightaways. Waiting For Docs302 hole setting as I roughly set at under 1/4” down on wing. Now I have to trust what the wing will allow me to do. lol
     
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    AOA depends on a bunch of variables. Which track your running (sweepers vs hairpins vs straights), what compensatory aero your running (chassis mounted vs material vs length) and finally what suspension/wheel/tire setup you have to manage the changes in load front to back and side to side. Aero can overwhelm a chassis if the supporting elements can't balance the shifting momentum in load. Can you give some more detail of what else the car is equipped with so we can provide better feedback? Without that data, on a very basic level, depending on experience, it's best rule of thumb to start at zero and make small incremental adjustments until the balance of the car suits your driving style. Once you have a solid baseline you can adjust from there depending on aforementioned variables.
     
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    My apologies JeffV8, I completely forgot. I had to drop the car off at Phoenix so it was a bit hectic this week. I wrote a note to remind myself when it comes back......I need that now :oops:
     
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    No problem. We do get busy and more important things come up and need to be done first.
     
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    OK, so here are pics on both sides of the wing uprights. Left is outside, right is inside. Hope it helps.

    IMG_0107.jpg IMG_0108.jpg
     
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