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Old 05-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cover looks nice... when clean. Let us know how long it stays nice n clean.

You are right about the frontal area.

I think the aero would be better with the low splitter; of course it will be more vulnerable to getting damaged too. I think it would be better because a higher nose is going to want to squish the flow out to the sides... right about where the front wheels are. The splitter should do a better job of directing flow around the outside of the wheels, where we want it anyway.

I'm wrestling with the very same issue right now with the T-Racer. For now I have opted to keep the stock air dam and I've made a CAD (Cardboard Aided Engineering) prototype fill panel between the formerly wide open front bumper and front bulkhead. It also compliments the adjustable lower grille block and the brake vent block-off plates.
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Last edited by Frank Lee; 05-28-2013 at 02:45 PM.. Reason: clarify
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