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Old October 5th 2004, 10:35
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nice looking bug there.
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Old October 5th 2004, 10:46
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thanks man.
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Old October 5th 2004, 12:09
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Al, do you have a website and were are you located?
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Old October 5th 2004, 22:09
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Yeh our family business is V-FORCE in sydney Australia

our web site is www.beetleracing.com (clik the right slide for the online parts shop and the left side for the gallary.) more pic and parts are due in the next couple of weeks.

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Old March 16th 2005, 04:23
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its easy to plug some numbers into a spreadsheet ive got

i need the frontal area of a bug in Metres squared
the Cd (aerodynamic drag cooeficient of a bug)
mass
gear ratios
horsepower
Centre of gravity height
rear wheel radius
maximum rpm

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Old March 16th 2005, 15:36
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jimby,

seeing as everyone will have slightly different answers to those questions, maybe we could make that spreadsheet available to others (assuming it is not proprietary)? you could just attach in a post. not like i have a lot of time, but i would be interested in converting that to a HTML tool. frankly, i would like to do that for many tools (offset tool, gearing, etc). having an tool section with stuff like that would prove to be huge value to many on here.

any programmers offering time to assist in conversions and development?
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Old July 9th 2005, 02:04
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Has anyone actually got something concrete with Bug aerodynamics yet? There was a lot of good info but then it seemed to burn out.

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Ok I was at the Chrysler Dealer today..
Let me know what you think..
04-05 Chrysler Crossfire..
You think this could be added to the bug & still function or would it just be somthing to look at..
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Old July 10th 2005, 02:18
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Old July 11th 2005, 12:51
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Quote:
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You think this could be added to the bug & still function or would it just be somthing to look at..
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LOL.

Actually, if it's added at the roof above (in front of) the rear window, it should provide some down-force. Getting the two curvatures to mesh might be an adventure, though.
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Old July 11th 2005, 20:25
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Hi

If you just used the mechanism from the donor car and cut a roof section for the spoiler from another bug that would work.

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Old July 12th 2005, 00:04
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YEs! let's do it!

Great! Now let's go smash up a crysler and steal the spoiler!


Seriously...aren't those kinda pricy?
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Old July 12th 2005, 02:51
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make the spoiler with two hinged spots. A main hinge to lift off the body, then a 2nd hing near the trailing edge the just lips up slightly as to give just enough lip to spoil the air.... Sorta lik \______ but way less dramatic
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I have in mind to install a rear spoiler from a Beetle, I have the mechanism (works with speed sensor) and the spoiler but I'm not sure how much help in the aerodynamic of the car.



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I was thinkin if I did window scoops to a airbox I could cut the rear window vents out & fab it in there..
but i realy dont know anything about downforce..
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