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Old 05-04-2005, 04:23 AM   #1
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Protoform molded wings.

Has anyone ran these at all?
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:38 AM   #2
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just bought one but haven't ran it yet. Its a 190mm wing on a Mazda 6. First run with it on Friday night!
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Cool, let us know how it works out.
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i got one broke it on its first outing when got flipped upside down dont bother stick with the lexan stuff
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i got one broke it on its first outing when got flipped upside down dont bother stick with the lexan stuff
I though it would of held up better than that?
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could have been i was unlucky it broke so quick, but theirs heaps of lexan wings u can try like the yokomo sets just check out speedtech theirs alot of choices there
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I tried one, and it sucked. Lost rear traction, compared to the stock PF Mazda 6 wing. And the M6 wing was heavily trimmed, down to EFRA specs.
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hmmmmm??????
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:24 PM   #9
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just bought one but haven't ran it yet. Its a 190mm wing on a Mazda 6. First run with it on Friday night!
A buddy of mine ran one on his Mazda 6 and liked it he said.
I think I'll try one on my Protoform Alfa. Sportsman stock asphalt. I could use the less drag from it. We shall see.........
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tried it a while back and i found it to have taken away rear traction off my mazda 6. i hate it and will always stick to the mazda 6 lexan wing.
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I've been testing it for Protoform for the last month or so on the Nemesis. I ran it on a wide open asphalt track in mod class. Overall, it felt very neutral at high speeds and seemed to stabalize the car a bit more allowing me to brake a bit later.

To be honest, I can't see it being very beneficial in stock class or something equivalent to it as aerodynamics play a bigger factor at higher speeds. With that being said, I don't feel it's necessary for small tight tracks either.

However, bear in mind that this is all with the Nemesis so YMMV.
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I ran one the first time Protoform advertised these...was really nice, looked cool and (probably) help handling...

BUT!!! I took one nasty crash and SHATTERED the wing to pieces...This was done indoor on a carpet track, so weather wasn't really a factor...

I'd stick with the lexan ones that come with the bodies...at least with them, you can put washers and/or shoe-goo to reattach the wing if/when it gets torn off

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I ran one the first time Protoform advertised these...was really nice, looked cool and (probably) help handling...

BUT!!! I took one nasty crash and SHATTERED the wing to pieces...This was done indoor on a carpet track, so weather wasn't really a factor...

I'd stick with the lexan ones that come with the bodies...at least with them, you can put washers and/or shoe-goo to reattach the wing if/when it gets torn off

I wonder if they made them more flexible since then? They seem to have some give to them. I got one to try and I will keep a lexan wing weighting in the "wings" just in case this protoforms wing snaps or has no rear traction.

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BUT!!! I took one nasty crash and SHATTERED the wing to pieces...This was done indoor on a carpet track,
I am suprised you shattered it, the plastic does not feel like it would shatter (tearing is more likely IMHO)
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