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Old 03-27-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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I just got the Mazda 6 body and I realized I can mount the wing in two positions on the body. I can mount it more to the front or more towards the rear.

What are the benifits and disadvantages of both?

What is everyone mounting the wing?

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Old 03-27-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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i dont know an anwser but i just bought the same body and if you want a template let me know ...

my guess on the wing would be that the more to the rear its mounted the more down force your going to get .
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I have had my Mazada 6 body for 2-3 weeks now, excellent body top would recommend it to anyone. I mounted my rear wing in the back. I tried it in the front and it didnt make much difference. I am not sure either which is better, but in my opinion i have to say in the rear.
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Old 03-27-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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I just got the Mazda 6 body and I realized I can mount the wing in two positions on the body. I can mount it more to the front or more towards the rear.

What are the benifits and disadvantages of both?

What is everyone mounting the wing?

Thanks...
more to the front gives more front grip and to the back gives more rear grip.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:08 PM   #5
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I just posted that pic in the 415 forum, but you can see where I mounted my wing.



To me, this body has alittle less steering goin into a turn than the Alfa 2.0 with this setup. I'll do more comparisons of the 2 next weekend. But I like the body soo far. Seems pretty stable.
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Old 03-27-2004, 10:54 PM   #6
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In theory you get more traction with the wing mounted back. The reason behind this is that the further back the wing is, the "cleaner" the air is that it gets, so it can produce more downforce. By clean I mean that the air coming off the body is turbulant - not so "clean".
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:43 PM   #7
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I recommend mounting the rear wing as far back as possible without breaking the plane of the rear bumper. As I remember ROAR rules, the wing cannot exceed the height of the roof, and rear bumper. If it's for club racing, do what ever you want.
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How about the openning holes on the wing ?

Anyone try cutting out the openning ? what's the characteristics ?
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ongbenghui - If you run on a very large high speed track the wing causes too much drag. Cutting the holes out lets air through reducing drag.
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Wouldn't cutting it down in the cxenter (like Alfa 2 or Vectra) be a better way to go...?
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yes, cutting the wing in the center would help on the long straights. By cutting the middle, it would look like this(kinda)
lTT----TT, wow's thats bad, but like 1 inch to both sides, from the center, should be cut out. This would eliminate excessive drag on the straights, but still give you downforce in the turns.
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So wouldn't cutting out the airvents in Mazda body weaken the spoiler.
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What is the handling difference with and without the two fins in the wing? Does it make much of a difference?
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Pizzadude- the wing already is weak, but if you don't roll over, i won't matter. Actually, i beleive the two sides of the wing to be the weakest, those break off alot at my track(not me, other racers).
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Actually the rear wing cannot exceed .4" past the bumper.
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