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Old 11-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for 3rd Party Testing company

In the Southern California area I am looking for Labs or solid research from a third party company to check out and report on an aerodynamic concept. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know they are not in the SoCal area but no one will question their findings.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks oil pan 4. I found that they are up around San Jose. And yes that would be a serious 3rd Party Reference! Will check it our further, fearing that it will be quite pricey.
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If it is already a ready model car check a2 wind tunnel:
A2WT HomePage

That is one of the cheapest places.

What is your budget?
what are your goals? cd, lift downforce etc.
What needs to be tested?


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Old 11-20-2012, 02:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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back to you Vekke

Thanks Vekke, the website looks just like what I need to do. It is on the other side of the map, but I'm originally from Tennessee & could make a nice trip. Budget is tight so I'm looking for a reasonable way to do this testing. Wondering if a University student might embrace the project. Improvement on the Coefficient of Drag is one of the main things I'm looking for. Also want to get some more ducks in a row before I divulge more.
Thanks so much, GBld
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are on a tight budget, you can test aero modifications yourself. Start here: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ery-11445.html.

Then search this site for coastdown tests.
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Thank you JRMichler. Yes, very helpful. I like the A-B-A format. When able, I plan to go beyond this self testing model to the A2 labs in North Carolina unless something better presents itself.
Thanks again,

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