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Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/13/19 11:33 a.m.

 

Hello GRM-ers.

 

We were directed here by the powers that be in Grass roots. 

  Get that Big Wang GT3 performance with the Builders Wangs. These Airfoils can produce incredible levels of downforce without killing top speed. Exactly what the current batch of racers are after. These Extruded aluminum wings are developed, patented, and built  for Nine Lives Racing. These Lightweight airfoils produce Downforce with an best in class 15.2:1 Lift to drag ratio, making them the best source for downforce in the $200-$1500 price group. Wings are equipped with a built-in gurney flap relief for downforce adjustments in seconds. Compare to other wings on the market, you won't find anything better in this price range.  

 

  • Raw materials are highly engineered and validated with CFD work*.
  • Light aluminum construction.   
  • Gurney flap ready 
  • up to 15.2:1 Lift Drag ratio*
  • Lightweight 0.2lbs per inch
  • low drag = more top speed!  

 

 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/13/19 1:17 p.m.

NEW E92 Wang kits! 

will clear the M performance Competition spoiler

 

More info here ! https://9livesracing.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fbig-wang-for-e92-bmw

 

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/13/19 3:33 p.m.
Johnny_at_NineLives said:

 

Hello GRM-ers.

 

We were directed here by the powers that be in Grass roots. 

  Get that Big Wang GT3 performance with the Builders Wangs. These Airfoils can produce incredible levels of downforce without killing top speed. Exactly what the current batch of racers are after. These Extruded aluminum wings are developed, patented, and built  for Nine Lives Racing. These Lightweight airfoils produce Downforce with an best in class 15.2:1 Lift to drag ratio, making them the best source for downforce in the $200-$1500 price group. Wings are equipped with a built-in gurney flap relief for downforce adjustments in seconds. Compare to other wings on the market, you won't find anything better in this price range.  

 

  • Raw materials are highly engineered and validated with CFD work*.
  • Light aluminum construction.   
  • Gurney flap ready 
  • up to 15.2:1 Lift Drag ratio*
  • Lightweight 0.2lbs per inch
  • low drag = more top speed!  

 

 

Cool! Are those downforce and drag lb numbers from cfd or from real world testing?

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/17/19 11:55 a.m.

Special Offer take 10% off Speedie Gurney kits

Take 10 % off Speedie Gurney kits. Discount code Speedie (ends 7/17/2019)

Link here https://9livesracing.com/shop?keywords=gurney&olsPage=products%2Fwang-gurney-flaps

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/20/19 9:39 a.m.

In reply to Robbie :

CFD open air is the standard. so you can compare to others on the market. 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/20/19 9:40 a.m.

In reply to jj :

yep anything from 48" to 71" (that's the largest box we could find.)

 https://9livesracing.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Funiversal-diy-wing-no-end-plates-nor-mounts

ultraclyde
ultraclyde GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/20/19 11:38 a.m.

That's an impressively large wang you have there sir.

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
6/20/19 12:07 p.m.

In reply to Johnny_at_NineLives :

do y'all "sell" off-cuts?

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/24/19 5:43 a.m.
Johnny_at_NineLives said:

In reply to Robbie :

CFD open air is the standard. so you can compare to others on the market. 

Interesting. Is there a standard tool or software package? I've built a homemade wing and I plan to test it with live data, but obtaining a software liscense for most packages is a bit of a downstroke!

I'd love to be able to compare my wing to the wings available on the market.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/24/19 5:49 a.m.

It looks like you guys use openfoam for cfd in your cfd wind tunnel package. I'll give that a look!

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/25/19 9:54 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

In reply to Johnny_at_NineLives :

do y'all "sell" off-cuts?

Sure do! https://9livesracing.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fqr41cxpom5

ultraclyde said:

That's an impressively large wang you have there sir.

*cough* thats what she said *cough* 

 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/25/19 9:58 a.m.





People ask what we do and we say "we make racers faster" and it shows. wins all over the map in the last few weeks.... and a few lap records ;) 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/25/19 11:09 a.m.

Nine Lives Racing is now a Proud to announce sponsorship with GTLC GridLife competitors.

“This is a very exciting race class that hits home with excitement, but yet still budget friendly. It captures the essence of club racing and we are excited to support it” -Johnny C (Nine Lives Racing Boss Man)

If you are a GLTC competitor, hopeful competitor, OR retail location that supports GLTC please email GLTC@9livesracing.com for your promotional packet.

malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/6/19 10:48 p.m.

ive been looking for a old, DTM, JTCC, BTCC style aluminum wing for my car...

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
7/8/19 9:27 a.m.

 

Jeremy took our Corvette wing kit, added on the dual element.  and won Ultimate Street Car Challange. 

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Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
7/15/19 9:49 a.m.

 

Hot Day with lots of effort but Team BSI with a Nine Lives Wang and Danm danm took home the top place at INDY! congratulations guys. 

 

 

 

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Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
7/16/19 10:22 a.m.

Don't try this at home. 

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@Shakey Dog Racing

See those marks across the middle of Tramp’s bumper? That’s the sign of incredible teamwork. As Matt Colley/Tramp was on his “in” lap for a fuel stop, he ran out of fuel in turn 10A and coasted to a stop at the top of the hill just under the bridge. Unable to make it into the pits, he was stuck at top of the hill and so he called in his situation on the radio. Hearing the chatter on the radio, Robert Thorne (driving Moose at the time) saw Matt sitting at the top of the hill as he came down the back straightaway. With his unbelievably quick processing skills and incredible sense of teamwork, Thorne pulled up behind Matt and pushed him over the crest of the hill which gave Matt enough speed to coast through the pits and directly to our stall for refueling. Unbelievable! We are so blessed to have an amazing group of people that truly know the meaning of teamwork!

#shakydogracing
#teamwork

 — with Robert Thorne at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
7/22/19 11:18 a.m.

 

 

NEW swan add on, we can now make any kit a swan kit. 

spacecadet
spacecadet GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/22/19 11:38 p.m.

In reply to Johnny_at_NineLives :

Thats pretty awesome 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
8/5/19 9:01 a.m.

https://www.facebook.com/NineLivesRacing/videos/2333344190244106/

We know what it does because we've seen it.

Full CFD service available here. https://9livesracing.com/shop…

Questions and comments below.

 

 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
8/12/19 9:54 a.m.

Smashed some records this weekend. 

 

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I'm still coming down from this weekend's high. Another hill climb, a class record smashed by 4.4 seconds, 2nd fastest overall, and best of all, the car completely unscratched.
I can't thank enough folks, from Jen, Eric for coming down and running / crewing (and earning a 3rd in class), Dru for letting me borrow him for the weekend, Heikki, the CCR-SCCA crew for putting on the event and all the workers. 
An absolutely tremendous event.

 

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Big thank you to John at Inlinepro and James Houghton for saving me when I had a turbo failure yesterday. Slapped a new one on in the dark last night and beat the track RWD Limited record today. Started the morning in 2nd place but came back with a faster lap 1:08.7 for a 1st place win with global time attack! The car is really starting to fly and it has more in it still!

@Nine Lives Racing

 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
8/12/19 3:19 p.m.

8 hours left on PRE ORDER pricing for E46 wangs 
https://9livesracing.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fbig-wang-for-e46-bmw

 

Prices won't be this low again. 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
8/26/19 5:26 p.m.
Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/9/19 11:17 a.m.

Doug was in a hurry to place well at NASA nationals. He gave is a call and we didn't delay. He now has 15:1 lift to drag and is going to take it all the way. hopefully to the top step. :) 

Marcus_NineLivesRacing
Marcus_NineLivesRacing GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/12/19 10:03 a.m.

More goodies incoming! We are developing a front aero kit for NA/NB miatas!




We've been doing CFD tests for this, so these designs are actually backed from data too! Not surprising to most here, the typical combination of air-dam, 3-4" splitter, ducting, and low drag rear wing makes for a good aero balance on a NA/NB. So the wheel isn't being completely reinvented on this configuration. Though it is improved upon, backed with testing, and most importantly..... making it easier to bring this type of aero to the masses.


The goal of this kit is to be a bolt-on install process, no fabrication required, and sturdy enough to hold up to your typical track abuse within reason!!


The kit will include air-dam pre-cut, radiator ducting, splitter, and splitter mounts. Prototype version 1 here, changes have already happened and will likely continue.


The kit is modular, meaning you won't have to run the air-dam if you don't want to. The splitter can be specified in it's size, so it can flush with the air-dam or entirely behind the bumper line to be an "under-tray". It fits with OEM bumpers, NB pictured here.



It even works with the tow-hooks.




Additional testing with different materials for both the mounts/ducting and the splitter this weekend at Road Atlanta. Once this is completed we'll have an actual idea of time-lines for release or maybe additional testers, we shall see.


Once finalized we'll have entire aero packages, including this front-aero kit and a rear wáng. High, medium, and low down-force options will be available. The one on my car is the medium config and likely the most popular option. The entire medium option package will have a price-point lower than your typical carbon-fiber wing kit. 

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