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Old 09-03-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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I asked this in the MTX-6 thread but no-one has answered, just wandering what these are actually for, as in what advantage if any do they give? Cheers
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Has something to do with the airflow through the spokes of the wheels. Some say the car does act different with them and others do not notice a thing. Also to me they only look good.
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Isn't their function purely cosmetic? Like Roelof said: to make stuff look good.
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Think its supposed to help with consistency too, something about how it braces the uprights so they flex less under stress. Either way they look way cool.
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The way I understood it, was it's more to streamline the side of the car, less air off the sides pushing it's way inside the body at speed, apparently the cars can turn better at speed with them, wheel turbulence is more addressed by the new stick on disks over the wheels themselves.

All that though is quite possibly pure BS factor, and odds are if you can feel any of it in actions, your in the top 2% of drivers in the world... lol
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The way I understood it, was it's more to streamline the side of the car, less air off the sides pushing it's way inside the body at speed, apparently the cars can turn better at speed with them, wheel turbulence is more addressed by the new stick on disks over the wheels themselves.

All that though is quite possibly pure BS factor, and odds are if you can feel any of it in actions, your in the top 2% of drivers in the world... lol
it will reduce the rim flex when into the high speed corner,the steering will be more firm and stable
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Wheel discs are guaranteed better than these carbon fibre rim covers because the carbon fiber rim covers still have air turbulence thru the spokes, the wheel discs like the xceed one, it really covers it
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The carbon fiber wheel discs "Air Dams"that mount to the front and rear knuckles/uprights are designed to prevent air from entering underneath the body thru the wheel wells. Any air that can enter underneath the body will cause lift(undesirable). This is why some racers cut the rear bumper as high possible to ensure that any air trapped underneath the body can escape. You could also use "Wheel Dots" stick-on covers that are applied directly to the rim. but those are prone to come off during a race and could effect other cars on the track.
Solid rims are a choice but; the type of rim greatly effects the characteristics of a tire. A spoked tire has more flex than a solid rim tire. Now if these carbon fiber air dams really work is yet to be seen.

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