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Old 12-27-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Protoform Mazda 6 Body?

I just got a couple of these for snowbirds. man holly cow what a rear wing on these things where are you guys mounting these things? forward or back are you cutting them down? cutting the center out like on the stratus 2.0? cust curious
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:32 PM   #2
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I was told by a protoform driver for carpet to cut the wing down (take around 4mm off the top) and mount it in the center. Also no one uses the things that bolt onto the wing for carpet, which is also true of the alfa body.
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:21 AM   #4
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Also no one uses the things that bolt onto the wing
u mean the inner spill-plates ??
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I mounted my wing in several places. I used it like a slider by cutting a slot on the line to slide it back in forth. I have to agree also that you will need to trim the wing in order to reduce a little drag and keep the down force. It performs a lot like the protoform CLK Body ( fast thru the air but not as much cornering speed. my 2 cents.
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:47 AM   #6
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On carpet the Mazda felt more like the Losi Alpha but a little more free. I used the wickerbills or whatever you call the air splitters on the wing but I'm going to try it without them also.

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Old 12-28-2003, 07:50 AM   #7
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Hey Storm I cut like a 1/4 inch of the thing i put in the inner braces and I was thinking that if the wing caused alot of straight away drag I will cut out the center a little.

Now this kills me about people they don't run the wickers on carpet? why not cut them down a bit? they help side stability.
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Old 12-28-2003, 09:19 AM   #9
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Sweet body BDR...I like how the colors contrast each other very nicely yet makes the car look VERY visible on track. One question: Where's the "We are... and ...Team" part of the sticker? haha It makes you look like your the world champ Just kidding bro. Or is that something for all the other guys to aim for when they go in for some T-bonage.

Nice work. Mine are at Frank's Bodies right now getting the "scheme" done to them.
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I must agree to disagree. Most of the guys i race with run the center "fins" to increase side bite.
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Side fins... Thats just what I was told by one of their A-main mod sedan drivers. And if you look at all of the cars in cleveland, i dont think too many of them ran it. Also they were running mod, lol. You dont need side grip, just front! lol.

The verdict also that I have heard is that the mazda is a stable , not silly twitchy steering lik the alfa.
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Is anybody running the rear wing with the slots (that are molded into the wings) cuts out? would this increase or decrease rear traction? It would allow more air to flow through the wing down across the rear of the car.
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I've cut them out and the car has a little less side bite on the large sweepers but I don't recommend it if your car has a problem with rear traction.
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wow, bigdog now that's got to be one of the best paint job's I've seen in a long time. Good job. The mazda 6 shell looks to have a great shape, looks very aerodynamic.
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