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mdheller 07-17-2010 11:06 PM

Wing/Spiltter advice
Not sure how many of you guys are track nuts but I wanted to ask the track savy guys how they feel about rear wings on the e46 platform. I have a lot of track experience (run advanced/intructor in all clubs), but I've not had a lot of experience with wings on an e46. I've seen some Voltex applications as well as some APR applications-- does anyone have any thoughts to which is best?
saw that link and thought it looked good, but how does something like that hold up bolted to a CF boot lid? how soon does the lid need to be replaced? Can I find one of the factory racecar wings/ boot lid set ups ?

I'm also looking for some advice on a good front splitter set up, if anyone knows of a decent front splitter kit that they can recommend based on experience I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

mdheller 07-18-2010 07:51 PM

Also saw this:

has anyone used this that can give me some advice?

mdheller 07-19-2010 09:58 AM

I've seen these for splitters, seem to look like they might do the trick, anyone used either?



mdheller 07-21-2010 01:11 PM

no love?

Racer2B 07-21-2010 06:04 PM

How much do you want to spend? This will narrow the search down.

bigjae1976 07-21-2010 08:22 PM

I would be inclined to recommend the ACS rear wing and splitter or Alpina aero. IIRC, they actually do aero testing. I think Alpina partners with BMW to use their facilities for aero testing. So those products should provide some amount of known downforce and known results.

mdheller 07-22-2010 11:44 AM

I've seen wings for 2-3k and I would probably do something in that range, could be swayed up to 5k if it's something awesome, probably not though.

The splitters I pasted were in the 1-2k range, but I would pay more if someone can convince me that I am getting my money's worth.

I'd consider the ACS stuff but I feel like the ACS wing wouldn't have any access to clean air. Anyone had experience with this wing on the track?

vaio76109 07-25-2010 05:08 PM

If I were you I'd get the BimmerWorld wing, and apparently James has a solution to mounting it to a CF trunk, although I'm not sure exactly what it is.
For a splitter I would do what they did here which involves an ebay lip and a piece of Alumalite(Aluminum/plastic sign material, ~$100 for a 4'x8' piece).

mdheller 07-27-2010 10:38 AM

thanks, did see either of those. will probably give james a call.

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