rlogan Posted April 26, 2007 Share Posted April 26, 2007 I'll go ahead and start a thread on this now, it's going to come up eventually. We've been talking about it over on the Factory Five site and it will do no good to discuss there. I know the rules were put in place to keep a car in check that really has no existing data to base rules on( other than the FFR spec series), but I don't think we're going to be able to compete in ST with that aero penalty. Currently I am about 3 seconds off pace in ST-1 and I am right at the HP limit and I have made almost every improvement you can for the FFR without hacking out the suspension and starting from scratch. I have a G2X datalogger so I'll try to get some data back for max Gs braking corning acceleration with my setup and hopefully we can make some comparisons with other cars running in the series. I'd love to get some of that data out so we can see where the cars stand. I already have data w/o aero and after this weekend I will have some good data with aero. The vettes,355s, etc...handle great right out of the box and already have great aero...then they can throw on whatever wing/tray they want with no penalty...and it just widens the gap. The fastest ST-1 car in our region has full carbon fiber body and Speed GT wing under-tray etc...there's no way a brick like an FFR can compete with that. I'll let the others shime in...this is just a primer. Not complaining at all, I am just glad to have a class to race in with a non spec racer FFR. I know people see the car as a "tube frame" car, but seriously, it's exactly that...with some mustang suspension pieces bolted on...it's by no means anything like a Panoz or anything of the sort. Have a good one.... Ryan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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