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Old 04-30-2006, 04:14 AM
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Rear Wing Position.....

Does moving the rear wing have much of an effect on rear end grip?

I know there is limited movement that can be achieved by the mounting position on the rear deck but there is also the position of the bodyshell.

How much effect can the positions have or is the basic design of the bodyshell the main sticking point?

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Moving the wing towards the front or rear of the car makes a noticable difference..... Easy to try if the wing is bolted on and the all the holes are already there.

Never tried moving the entire body.
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Originally Posted by Skiddins
Does moving the rear wing have much of an effect on rear end grip?

I know there is limited movement that can be achieved by the mounting position on the rear deck but there is also the position of the bodyshell.

How much effect can the positions have or is the basic design of the bodyshell the main sticking point?

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All three variables you mention have an effect on the handling of the car. The basic body design probably being the most important, then body position and rear wing. You will need to experiment with your driving style and setup to really determine what is going to be most beneficial to you. Good Luck.
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I realize this is a super super super old thread, but didn't want to start a new thread (since this one existed).

I recently purchased a Protoform Type-S body for my on-road 17.5 touring car. I notice that the rear wing has 3 positions to mount it. I know that each position will have a different effect on handling, can someone tell me ...what effect does moving the rear wing forward towards the front of the car vs back away from the car have?

I can take a photo if it helps, ..but figure this should be an easy thing to answer.
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Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
I realize this is a super super super old thread, but didn't want to start a new thread (since this one existed).

I recently purchased a Protoform Type-S body for my on-road 17.5 touring car. I notice that the rear wing has 3 positions to mount it. I know that each position will have a different effect on handling, can someone tell me ...what effect does moving the rear wing forward towards the front of the car vs back away from the car have?

I can take a photo if it helps, ..but figure this should be an easy thing to answer.
thanks,
more to the back more stability
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And vice versa, the further the forward the wing, the less rear stability you have, but you usually gain some steering as a consequence.

Don't ever remember starting this thread lol
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Don't ever remember starting this thread lol
LOL, ...you started this thread over 12yrs ago ...who knew it would still be relevant to someone at some point?!
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