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dvsstrike 2011.02.14 05:54 AM

Lexan windows
 
who here has run the lexan windows? do you notice much of a difference?

Rune 2011.02.14 07:39 AM

I have.

On my 96mm car with Lexus SC430 body, I had add 10 grams to the underside of the car to get it up to 175 grams. I molded some lead weights to fit in the chassis.

The window itself was roughly 7 grams lighter (will double check tonight. A review is coming up)

By placing that much weight on the lowest point of gravity I had to rethink my setup a bit.
But yes, they work well.

They are a very nice fit. Only difference on the outside are that the windows are clear.

Atomic-USA 2011.02.14 11:49 AM

We leave the windows clear because some lap counters do not read transponder's signal well with tinted glass. You may paint the lexan any color you want.

dvsstrike 2011.02.21 04:49 PM

Rune,
did you do that review?

Rune 2011.02.22 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dvsstrike (Post 406855)
Rune,
did you do that review?

Almost done. Just have to take some pics before I am ready:)

J-Milz 2011.02.22 07:09 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Here is my F430 with the Atomic lexan windows. I weighed the actual windows before and after and there was a huge difference. It also gives a great green house effect.

Rune 2011.03.05 08:09 PM

Review is up:).

Sorry for taking so long.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_2...4/IMG_7730.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_2...4/IMG_7734.JPG

Hiroser 2011.03.06 03:30 AM

Great review! as always Rune!
I'll wait until the 599XX release ;)
Can You show how and where to raise the weight of the chassis?
Thanks.

Sergio.

dvsstrike 2011.03.06 08:34 AM

I ended up getting some for he gt 500. It fits ok to me. The ussue was the bodypushes the window back down and does not fit where it supposed to be. I did notice a difference and make make car run strange due to the fact the cg is now lower.

Rune 2011.03.06 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dvsstrike (Post 408322)
I ended up getting some for he gt 500. It fits ok to me. The ussue was the bodypushes the window back down and does not fit where it supposed to be. I did notice a difference and make make car run strange due to the fact the cg is now lower.

You did install it without the original roof right?:)

Mine fits quite good, and had no such issues. Could it be that there are some tabs left in the body that push the window down?

dvsstrike 2011.03.06 10:16 AM

no it just fit strange. I try my other one to see if fittment is better

machgo5go 2011.03.06 11:22 AM

Pro : Beside weight reduction, LCG prevented Traction roll.
Con : Check with your major Regional Event's rule on legality.

Atomic-USA 2011.03.06 11:58 AM

Cut the original plastic window in pieces; tape them on the inside of the lexan windows to conform to the rules. Windows on my cars are removable I don't glue them.

chad508 2011.03.06 12:25 PM

Sai, have you heard if they plan to come out with windows for other bodies?

Atomic-USA 2011.03.07 11:29 AM

Yes but need to know what are the popular bodies people race. I race F50 which is not popular.


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