Exo106
Exo106 New Reader
9/25/15 6:45 a.m.

In reply to rharris19:

Are the Tokicos short body? If so you will need the spacers. That's something else to think about.

tvaughn5
tvaughn5 New Reader
9/25/15 9:01 a.m.

In reply to Exo106: Will you be there the whole time it is open? I will swing by some time for sure.

Exo106
Exo106 New Reader
9/25/15 10:05 a.m.

In reply to tvaughn5:

I am usually here durring business hours. My name is Scott, you can give a call and make sure I am here before you come if you like.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/25/15 11:37 a.m.
Exo106 wrote: In reply to rharris19: Are the Tokicos short body? If so you will need the spacers. That's something else to think about.

None of the FM suspensions have limited droop travel. We found that on really tight right hand corners with no passenger, the inside rear unloads too much without the spacers, but on a big track it's not an issue. FYI.

mrvwcastner
mrvwcastner Reader
9/27/15 10:46 a.m.

keith tanner has anyone put the fox shocks on an exocet yet?

everyone

what front splitter was on xp 4? Pictures?

what is best position for splitter and wing? (general theoretical questions here)

what about mounting fenders in a position rotated more forward to reduce drag and lift (less air on front of tires and less air below fenders)? If fenders in normal position should we consider vents or reversed naca ducts?

rharris19
rharris19 New Reader
9/27/15 10:56 a.m.
mrvwcastner wrote: keith tanner has anyone put the fox shocks on an exocet yet? everyone what front splitter was on xp 4? Pictures? what is best position for splitter and wing? (general theoretical questions here) what about mounting fenders in a position rotated more forward to reduce drag and lift (less air on front of tires and less air below fenders)? If fenders in normal position should we consider vents or reversed naca ducts?

I don't think anyone in the public has Fox shocks yet.

Wing/splitter position will have to be felt out and not really a one size fits all. One you start messing with it in a track situation and only change one variable at a time, they are pretty easy to get a good ballpark. Start with them both with a very small to zero angle of attack.

Really the aero of the exocet is so bad that worrying about changing the fender position for drag purposes is not going to be a worthwhile effort IMO. I would keep them farther back to limit the amount of rocks thrown up honestly.

Warren v
Warren v HalfDork
9/27/15 5:05 p.m.

This guy ^

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/27/15 11:08 p.m.

There are two sets of the NA/NB Fox shocks in existence right now. One was scheduled to be on our Exocet for next weekend, but we needed to use them on another car.

Caterham did some aero work on the CSR chassis years ago. Remember that the airspeed of the top of the tire is twice the ground speed of the vehicle. You definitely want the top of the fender over the front of the tire, and Caterham put a small step on the backside. Definitely worth considering.

rharris19
rharris19 New Reader
9/28/15 9:36 a.m.

Fair enough, I stand corrected. My comment wasn't meant to be negative toward the Exocet, as I am building one, but meant to say that there may be more effective uses of your time than to try to make use of, what I perceived to be, marginal gains in the fender positions. If it is worthwhile, I may even look into myself. I can even make a totally new fender to get the best of both worlds since I have a fiberglass shop.

Warren v
Warren v HalfDork
9/29/15 4:28 p.m.

Sorry, I meant to say I agreed with this guy. ;)

The fenders are unsprung mass with a low resonant frequency. I personally wouldn't run with fenders unless absolutely required. It's an aesthetic choice for most people.

jwagner
jwagner New Reader
9/29/15 6:51 p.m.

In reply to Warren v:
Beyond aesthetics, having run in the wet without fenders I found that going through standing water with the wheels turned slightly left is a lot like having a hose aimed at you with added dirt and OPR. Fenders do have a practical purpose.

mrvwcastner
mrvwcastner Reader
10/4/15 11:29 a.m.

I figured a few degrees forward or a set of vents to reduce air lift might be worth while. Ive raced in the rain without fenders and been hit with rocks on the road. Fenders are going on (plus I have cool CF fenders just sitting). One track locally requires them or wants me to run with open wheel cars.

tvaughn5
tvaughn5 New Reader
10/7/15 12:20 p.m.

Warren just an idea I had in mind but I think it would be an awesome feature if the Exomotive website said what number chassis you guys are working on that got updated maybe once a week.

linuxd00d
linuxd00d New Reader
10/7/15 8:43 p.m.
tvaughn5 wrote: Warren just an idea I had in mind but I think it would be an awesome feature if the Exomotive website said what number chassis you guys are working on that got updated maybe once a week.

Warren is not involved with the day to day operations at Exomotive. Your idea should be directed at Kevin.

Dietcoke
Dietcoke Reader
10/23/15 11:27 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYd44N1zbzE

Bump for exocets

einy
einy New Reader
10/24/15 6:31 p.m.

Sounds awesome, man! Someday I will make the V8 switch in mine !!!

Dietcoke
Dietcoke Reader
10/25/15 12:26 a.m.

I took it on its maiden drive today. Car is bonkers fast. Going to be a ton of fun.

Warren v
Warren v HalfDork
10/25/15 12:13 p.m.

Stay safe.

LSXocets are nutballs.

Dietcoke
Dietcoke Reader
10/30/15 2:57 a.m.

Blue black!

einy
einy New Reader
11/2/15 1:43 p.m.

Previous post appears to be spam. Can it be deleted ?

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
11/3/15 8:14 a.m.

Yep. Thanks!

nderwater
nderwater PowerDork
11/4/15 12:35 p.m.

Here in Atlanta, David Chow has his turbocharged Exocet Sport for sale for $19K. It's silly fast and ready to run. (My wife told me No Way)

Dietcoke
Dietcoke Reader
11/13/15 6:30 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnHOn8VSh08

Bump for exocets

montgom626
montgom626 New Reader
11/24/15 4:33 p.m.
Dietcoke wrote: ATL Fuel Cells makes an FIA certified road course economy fuel cell that is 20x17x9 that should fit. That's 12 gallons, with a shipping weight of 16 pounds. Might try this one out in my build if there's a good way to strap it. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/abt-sa112

Did you ever fit one???

Dietcoke
Dietcoke Reader
12/1/15 12:11 a.m.

The facebook group has all but killed this thread.

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