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Old 11-04-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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Snailperformance Taylor's WRX Race Car at SEMA 2014

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Old 11-04-2014, 11:47 AM   #2
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I usually don't comment on things like this, but that is the dumbest **** I've ever seen in my life. Wow. A new level has been reached.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:34 PM   #3
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^ So you think it looks dumb? considering every mod on that car has been done to set it up for track racing?

I think it looks pretty sick. good job
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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^ So you think it looks dumb? considering every mod on that car has been done to set it up for track racing?

I think it looks pretty sick. good job
i'd be willing to say this thing hasn't seen a day at the track with that front splitter. i'm with scoobyfreak, another abomination that is all looks, no function.


also rotas and fortune auto, you're right this is full on racecar.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Wow, lol.... That... Wow... Ummm... Lol, okay... To each their own I guess.

Also, if it was a purpose built track car, they would have a splitter that could actually go up or down a slight incline. The approach angle for that thing would have to be less than 1*...not happening.
Furthermore, that rear spoiler has such a large induced moment due to its mounting points it would flex like non other.

Lastly, how are you going to race with some heavy ass rotas?

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Old 11-04-2014, 05:53 PM   #6
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Lastly, how are you going to race with some heavy ass rotas?
Ask Turn-in Concepts

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Old 11-04-2014, 06:08 PM   #7
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Are they still using the DPTs? I know they used them a few years back, but thought they have since moved on.

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Old 11-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #8
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^ So you think it looks dumb? considering every mod on that car has been done to set it up for track racing?

I think it looks pretty sick. good job
100%. Coming from someone who knows a thing or two about properly setting up a true track car... yes. Looks "dumb" and can bet that this car hasn't seen 1 mile of track time with that piece of sheet metal up front.

This car is as practical for the track as is the monsterous dubster camero behind it for the street.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #9
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They've gone from copying existing standards in wheel design to trying their own hand at innovation. Unfortunately it's the equivalent of innovating a grenade that boomerangs back to your hand...
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:54 PM   #10
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I usually don't comment on things like this, but that is the dumbest **** I've ever seen in my life. Wow. A new level has been reached.
I saw this earlier and was like no ill pass.
Thank you for saying exactly what I wanted to say
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:31 PM   #11
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What is that crap going on in the background?? in the second to last picture.. i hope that is not a cooper tire car they put in the SEMA show on those wheels... if so Probably part of their "Parking Lot Pimping" ad campaign from a few years back.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:42 PM   #12
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Cool, thanks for the heads up! only if I had a pass
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:14 PM   #13
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this is all you need to read in this thread

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also rotas and fortune auto, you're right this is full on racecar.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:11 PM   #14
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Serious question: does Rota have any wheel that is an original design of their own?
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:45 AM   #15
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I can't speak for the front splitter, but that car is local and has indeed seen a ton of track time. Believe he competes in global time attack.

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Old 11-05-2014, 02:52 AM   #16
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very interesting body modifications in that case...sti front bumper with front widened fenders, but rear flares. just realized its a narrow body. regardless, that splitter is all for show along with that wing.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #17
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This is all I can see.

Because RacEcaR..

The rear wing looks like some kind of home gym...
The splitter could be useful however, as a road-rage weapon against jerks who cut you off
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:54 PM   #18
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If there was a "Fast and the Furious: Death Race" sequel this car be in it.


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Old 11-05-2014, 02:56 PM   #19
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I'll just leave these here:





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Old 11-05-2014, 02:59 PM   #20
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I didn't even notice that was a splitter attached to the car at first glance.. No.. just No
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:35 PM   #21
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im in to know how many times it gets stepped on while rota fans walk around it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:58 PM   #22
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Im with Psychoreo. Have any of you ever followed or seen anything on WTAC ? Or Pikes Peak Hill Climb? all of these ares have obnoxious splitters and giant wings. If the professionals are using these and seeing advantages in downforce, why do you hate on someone sponsored by a cheap wheel manufacturer?

Not that i think this looks awesome or anything, however something tells me it isnt designed to please the eye
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #23
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You guys may be right... this current setup/build may have not seen the track. yet...

Taylor is the original owner and not long after he bought this it is slowing being masterminded to be a track car...

Old video previous setup.


Big up to Taylor and Snailperformance reppin Arizona.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:47 PM   #24
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Ok flame suit prepared... BUT, before we go around saying no one knows anything about nothing I would like to point out having attended a lot of global time attack events over the years that Snailperformance is a very strong shop and has been building/supporting time attack cars that are on podium for a while. Check them out, they've worked with multiple generations of our cars and have been very successful. Facts are facts. Yes, a lot of their cars use Rotas as they are sponsored by wheeldude, but that is all that hellaflush place sells and we all know the crowd that goes with that so nothing is new here. I have never owned a brota and don't care too, but they offer a discounted wheel (not debating lack of original design here) that makes some owners happy to have given a similar looking wheel (volks, rays, and whatever else) is 2x the cost in some cases. It is what it is, you can waste/spend your money in America however you'd like haha!

As for the "splitter", I completely agree that the 4'x8' sheet of plywood they painted, rounded off, and attached to the front of the car is beyond hideous. I question it based on the looks (does that sell wheels?), but he may have some kind of balance between the massive wing and massive splitter. As previously stated, things looks terrible sometimes, but physics is physics. I'll wait to see this thing set some fast laps and then I will judge its performance worthiness haha!

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #25
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same car? at the track?
minus over the top splitter
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