basic and well known psychic
Between the airdam and spoiler, I think it's designed to create a big wake at speed on an oval. I don't recall the specific downforce numbers, but I think there pretty big.
Grant 302 said:Between the airdam and spoiler, I think it's designed to create a big wake at speed on an oval. I don't recall the specific downforce numbers, but I think there pretty big.
frosty said:P.S. People I run with have tried to talk me into a Spec Miata and from a cost standpoint they seem to be a very good option. However, I don't care for convertibles and I want something with power. As Arizona pointed out, I know a lot of HP doesn't mean fast but personally I like the challenge learning to be smooth enough to be fast with the HP.
smittytx said:I think everyone should start out in a Spec Miata. If you can be fast in one of those you can be fast in anything.
I met a guy at the track not too long ago with a BAD ASS Porsche. He was tellin me about the twin super charger etc... : I passed him several times in my Miata that day. ;D
frosty said:The key here is, you crash the BMW, or production cars, where do you go to buy parts and panels?
Where do you go to fix the damage?
You want to set the car up for an oval track, a road course or have the option to do both, where do you get the suspension parts?
Where do you go get sway bars, control arms or even a set of springs?
CaliMR said:You burn 15 quarts of oil in one 21 minute session?
Curious as to why that is?
About the same dimensions as a mustang, right? You can setup them up to weigh much less. COG is is probably about the same.
Running 300 wide tires.
If somebody told me I could pick my LS or a prepped Bush or arca car to race at Watkins Glen for $5,000. I love my LS but if all I had were some tires and springs, I doubt I'd pick it over a cup based car. (Maybe I'm way wrong again, I'll post as I get a chance to drive it.) (I've heard the COT setup is a different story though.)
The cup cars, are the ones you're talking about, are they runing Bias or Radials?
Did they get the same compounds for all 4 wheels? Oval setups they run a different compound on rights and lefts.
Were the running the right spring rate/sway bar combination? sways etc up for a road course and set the camber and caster properly?
I wonder if the wind is because of the spoiler?
Whether it handles better than my LS really isn't that big of a concern but I would have a hard time believing you can't setup these or any car to go fast. When I hear brick, I think heavy or bad aero? They aren't as heavy and I would think the aero on a cup based car would be better than a Mustang.
Just talking this through, and plan to use any comments from here while tinkering.
FYI. If anybody goes this route, I just found Rhine Enterprised in Denver, NC. They do vintage cup setup and restorations. They also do a lot of other cars. Spoke with him today and sounds like they have a lot of knowledge.
frosty said:Thanks Grant/Cali. Cali, I briefly considered something like the Legend as they run every Tues at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (I think.)
Here is a pix of the car. I put a deposit down and I'm supposed to go pick it up next Sat.
Here's an album I created with some other pix.
One added bonus I hadn't thought of is getting to kid my wife about being a "Nascar owner". Trying to get her to work on her accent now to match mine!!! ;D