Car lovers?

Again, I know active aero has been a thing on production cars forever. But none of it is to control the flight path of the car when IN FLIGHT

MannishBoy wrote:

Right. Pop up spoilers are fairly common. But this is basically an air brake at full extension and functions to raise the nose of the car while in the air.

Reminds me more of the Bugatti air brake functionality.

I'm not certain, but my take is that it's all about adding/removing downforce, which makes sense for a car designed for drifting the back end - you want to be able to tweak the force balance between fronts and backs.

Airbraking isn't super effective at sub-triple-digit speeds anyway - I mean, I get that car can go that fast, but it's not designed as a drag racer, it's a stunt car.

Did anybody actually watch the video

Jonman wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Right. Pop up spoilers are fairly common. But this is basically an air brake at full extension and functions to raise the nose of the car while in the air.

Reminds me more of the Bugatti air brake functionality.

I'm not certain, but my take is that it's all about adding/removing downforce, which makes sense for a car designed for drifting the back end - you want to be able to tweak the force balance between fronts and backs.

Airbraking isn't super effective at sub-triple-digit speeds anyway - I mean, I get that car can go that fast, but it's not designed as a drag racer, it's a stunt car.

OK, please watch the build biology video at 6:00. Part of the purpose of the rear wing is to adjust the angle of the nose in flight. That's all I'm saying. Yes, all those other more traditional things are true, but there's a button that Travis can push to basically save the landing by raising the nose if the attitude mid jump is wrong.

MannishBoy wrote:

OK, please watch the build biology video at 6:00. Part of the purpose of the rear wing is to adjust the angle of the nose in flight. That's all I'm saying. Yes, all those other more traditional things are true, but there's a button that Travis can push to basically save the landing by raising the nose if the attitude mid jump is wrong.

Fair - I hadn't seen that. I'll close by saying that the mechanism of lowering the nose in flight is by adjusting downforce at the back, so we're both right.

MannishBoy wrote:

Did anybody actually watch the video

Jonman wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Right. Pop up spoilers are fairly common. But this is basically an air brake at full extension and functions to raise the nose of the car while in the air.

Reminds me more of the Bugatti air brake functionality.

I'm not certain, but my take is that it's all about adding/removing downforce, which makes sense for a car designed for drifting the back end - you want to be able to tweak the force balance between fronts and backs.

Airbraking isn't super effective at sub-triple-digit speeds anyway - I mean, I get that car can go that fast, but it's not designed as a drag racer, it's a stunt car.

OK, please watch the build biology video at 6:00. Part of the purpose of the rear wing is to adjust the angle of the nose in flight. That's all I'm saying. Yes, all those other more traditional things are true, but there's a button that Travis can push to basically save the landing by raising the nose if the attitude mid jump is wrong.

Pushing a button adjust the rear wing which changes the downforce characteristics. That's DRS. By increasing the drag on the rear wing the back of the car gets pushed down, which lifts the front.

Or DIS. Drag increasing system

I just watched the Gymkhana, they put the new BRZ in it and makes me wonder if the STI on the forklift is going to be some kind of limited run.

MannishBoy wrote:

New blood in the latest Gymkhana. Travis Pastrana (and family):

Absolutely awe inducing. When the rear wheel came off the dock I felt a sense of dread I haven't felt in awhile. Phew. That was fun.

'merica! Hellcat the world!

Is the Pacifica next?

(Italian 'merica?)

Hellcatify the 500 Abarth and 124 Spider, cowards!

r013nt0 wrote:

Hellcatify the 500 Abarth and 124 Spider, cowards!

I could actually see a 124 being attempted by somebody, Flyin' Miata style.

However, the reason people "LS Everything" is due to the relatively small size of that engine. Not the case here.

I can dream. I can also dream of sending my car off to FM but $40K in addition to the price of the car is...

r013nt0 wrote:

I can dream. I can also dream of sending my car off to FM but $40K in addition to the price of the car is...

...fun?

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True enough! They're where I'll get my bolt-ons, at least. Already have the clubsport pedal kit and door bushings. Gonna go with their adaptive exhaust and midpipe, too. Then probably turbo because it sounds better than a supercharger, heh.

There's a lifted old beater looking Miata I see around me that looks fun. I've still got my 2003 350Z that I've owned since new and that has 165,000 miles. I looked around after everybody started Safari'ng all the things to see if somebody made a kit or long travel shocks and couldn't find anything. There are people who have lifted the bodies and cut them up to fit big tires, but nothing more.

I do need to do a full suspension renewal if I keep it. It's on original shocks, and at least one in the rear seems to be busted.

Hell yeah, a Baja Z would own.

A friend of mine back in the early 00s made a "full" rally car out of his old VW Rabbit. Was so good. We took it to a popular offroad spot, and while we were stopped surveying a puddle a dude rolled up in a hugely lifted truck with a winch. Offered to help pull us out if we got stuck, which he suggested we definitely would.

Well, we got back in the Rabbit and plowed straight through. Stopped on the other side and got out, and the dude's face went from shock and disbelief to beet red with laughter. He couldn't believe it.

What a blast.

The MCM guys just started a new project. Their very first offroad build.

Speaking of Mazdas and turbos:

Auto only is such a goddamned shame.

I'm a whore. I'm on my 9th car, and....
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I found Car SOS (National Geographic) on Disney+ and love it. There are a bunch of seasons. The 2 hosts aren't gross like the Top Gear guys. Can't really watch their stuff anymore. They basically go and fix up classic cars in the UK for people who don't have the time or resources.