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Offline DKrause615

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Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« on: September 01, 2016, 02:15:08 PM »
I am considering the addition of a "step pan" on my C/FALT.  Can anyone speak to the effectiveness of this modification.  Most cars run a very low front air dam which would vastly reduce the amount of air flowing under a car anyway.

Offline Bob Drury

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Re: Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 04:21:52 PM »
  You have pretty much explained it to Yourself.  The rule was written before the front Air Dam's were made legal in the early 2000's.  On a comp coupe where underside strakes are allowed it might be a different matter (having a full belly pan).
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Offline ronaldbrooks

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Re: Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 07:33:36 AM »
Yes, I completely agree with Bob :cheers:
I like cars and everything that is related with it! That is a real passion for me

Offline Bratfink

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Re: Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 08:21:31 AM »
Agreed. There will be a small drag improvement even with the airdam, just because you are cleaning up the underside and controlling flow. But a large airdam will really reduce the flat underbody shields effect to a point where you probably wouldn't notice any benefit. You might see more lift effect depending on how you do it. But it does risk getting you into pitch sensitive issues where a small increase in ride height results in a large swing in front downforce.

Offline Jim Phelps

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Re: Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 09:48:42 PM »
I am considering the addition of a "step pan" on my C/FALT.  Can anyone speak to the effectiveness of this modification.  Most cars run a very low front air dam which would vastly reduce the amount of air flowing under a car anyway.

What is a "step pan"?  Is this the same as a belly pan?

Offline jacksoni

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Re: Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 06:10:21 AM »
Rule 4.G and  4.EE

You do have a rule book don't you? :wink:
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Offline Jim Phelps

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Re: Step Pan on FALT or GALT
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 08:35:28 PM »
Thanks.  Yes, I have a rule book.  I'll look it up.