Targa Miata
March 2, 2012 - I'm also looking at adding a splitter up front.
Made of 0.090" aluminum, I'll probably make it adjustable so I can fine-tune the amount of front downforce on the car at speed. The green tape shows the approximate outline.
I've been doing a lot of aero reading and picking of various people's brains. Jeff at Slick Auto (who donated the carbon fiber headlight lids to the car) has been particularly helpful. His suggestion was for a full belly pan to smooth out the airflow under the car from axle to axle. I'm not sure I can pull that off due to my exhaust, but I'm going to spend some time looking and thinking. The front undertray was really the low hanging fruit. I've got some ideas that will be fun to play with, too.
entry 1023 - tags: aero, splitter, air dam
March 8, 2012 - Hopefully the front splitter will see some high loads - that means it's working.
So I gave it a bit of support with these turnbuckles from Longacre. The splitter is fairly solid without them, but since it's bolted to a flexible airdam and a fairly thin undertray it could be better. And now it is.
entry 1025 - tags: aero, splitter