Originally Posted by NiteCap2k
you have,.. we are subscribed to each others youtube channel.. ive been following your progress on the gt-v2e..im ggjflyguy on there
Thank you very much for trying the Warrior as your race body, the paint and video look great.
I noticed the back of your Warrior; it looks cool, but if your track rules allow you can consider a few good options that will help increase your hi-speed steering, traction and acceleration on race day.
Here are few examples shown in the attached pics below the post:
The 1st pic shows the rear tail light panel cut along the standard line. It still maintains the tail lights but allows the evacuation of a lot of trapped air underneath.
Car bodies with big tail light panels that catch a lot of air are always at a disadvantage because the back of the body works like a parachute; not that good really.
The 2nd pic shows the Warrior body with the tail light panel cut out using the optional high line. This cut line allows the free flow of air to exit out the back.
This increases the speed, downforce, steering and run time over a closed back or parachute body.
The 3rd pic shows the “Gurney Flap” and "Side Stiffeners". The flap was invented by “Dan Gurney” of racing fame. It is designed to offer an adjustable height option for the rear spoiler.
All Warriors come with the flap and there are cut-lines under the tail lights. The flap has vertical slots that allow you to use plastic screws to attach.
These plastic screws are available at any Home Depot or Lowes stores. When you loosen the plastic screws you can more or less steering and rear downforce to the body. The result is a body that can be slightly changed to “dial it into” track layout or conditions.
Another thing to consider are body stiffeners for the sides. Shown in pic #3.
Instead of using heavy drywall take & shoo-goo, you might just consider an easy homemade lexan body stiffener.
If you’ve ever seen the 1/8 Lola type race bodies, you might have seen them in use.
Just get a few flat strips of lexan about 1” in width and about 5” long. Go in 1” from each end and make a 45 degree angle bend. Then use shoo-goo to attach to the body’s sides to the top surface of the fender.
I usually back these up with small rivets and they stay on for good. That will minimize the body’s side flex for the lower speeds found in track racing.
Good Luck & thanks again!
For the rest of you Top-Speed racers, follow johnracerx’s suggestions on youtube and get those Warriors ready for the Ipanema Top Speed Club event in September!