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    Default Thornton Jr's Door

    https://www.facebook.com/rickythornt...type=3&theater

    Unless it's an optical illusion, it appears his driver's door is not flush or "sealed" to the LR quarter. I'm sure it's not by accident (like they ran out of rivets), so I was wondering if anyone saw this in person, or has seen someone do this before?

    I can only assume it's to let air escape, but is there something to actually be gained by doing so?

    In looking at it again, the pic might have been taken while actually putting the wrap on, so maybe they did just drill out all but the very bottom rivet. Nonetheless, I'm curious...
    Last edited by TheJet-09; 01-09-2021 at 08:55 PM.

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    I would 100% bet that they removed the rivets or bolts holding the panels together to install the wrap.

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    It's just too install the wrap. Very common practice

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    It makes sense. I tend to overthink things sometimes!

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    They just aren't running fasteners where the door and quarter meet on either side. I believe it is to attempt to let air out from behind the body. He raced it that way I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs21 View Post
    They just aren't running fasteners where the door and quarter meet on either side. I believe it is to attempt to let air out from behind the body. He raced it that way I see.
    They took some out of the right side last night 😉

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    Letting as much air out of the left side as possible will add downforce. Thas why I don't understand all the small wheel wells on the left side. I would open those puppies up and let as much of the air out as possible. When the car is in Yaw, almost all the time, the left rear corner becomes the rear of the car. Trapping air there acts like a parachute and takes away downforce. The right side is the exact opposite. seal it up as tight as possible.
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