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Old 08-03-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Buggies and front wings

Why do buggies not employ some sort of front wing? Do they not need one despite the huge rear wing they all sport? Most race cars which have a large wing on the rear have some sort of front wing to help balance the car out. Would there be any benefit to having on one a buggy, or do the bodies effectively do the job of a front wing?

Obviuosly mounting one on a buggy would be the hard thing as you couldnt run it in optimal position such as open wheel car formula car.

Anyone toyed with the idea before?

The only time I have seen one of any sort before is on the TTech Predator 1/10th electric as seen here

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simply maybe they wont last and if it broke in a race it would be harder to controll and i dont think so but alot of people say the wind breaks at the front towers so the only thing helpin controll ur car is the rear wing, that last one is bs to me but its all opinion.
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ha hell no it wouldnt last 1 lap.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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The Piktor Rush I believe it is/was called had some wing on the front if I recall correctly.
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Originally Posted by rallyebmx View Post
The Piktor Rush I believe it is/was called had some wing on the front if I recall correctly.

Sure did....Interesting looking car to say the least.
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Here is a pic of the Rush 2 with the front wing:

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The only thing a front wing is going to give you is more down force on the front wheels. So better turning at the cost of speed on the straights.

This is always the trade off, the higher down force the wing the slower on the straights, but added stability and turn ability.

Since most of these buggies turn on a dime, or can be setup to do so, I would guess this is why it's not done.

Plus at a club driver level, the breakage on these would be huge.
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Yeah cant see them being any more of a nightmare tbh.. personally.. would break easy. Easier to get caught on other buggy's.. Wouldn't be much performance increase... without it being stupidly large.. It off road.. not on-road.. where I could see it being a lot more-suited for.. plus would look naff
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