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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 22nd October 2009, 18:19
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Mine's flat front to rear, with the rear undertray bolted to the standard marlin lower valence. I don't think it's technically correct to call it a diffuser, as the angles don't match with what you'd expect.

The rear of my car is slightly elevated by about 10mm.

The fastest I've been in the car on track, is about 125mph on GPS.

My wing is slightly larger than Ken's, but mounted lower, and I did have issues with the bodywork flapping at speed originally, but solved that by welding a bodywork mount to the middle of the rear bulkead, and securing the shell with a Sparco bonnet fastener.
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Old 24th October 2009, 19:28
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My front ride height is 110mm and the rear is 150mm.
Where are you measuring this? between chassis rail and ground? I will have nothing like this in fact will have less than 50mm at rear... Not sure its gonna work, may be a visit to Mark to look at whats happening with the suspension on my chassis.
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Old 24th October 2009, 19:50
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David, that is the ride height of Ken's car from the ground to the underside of the chassis rails.

Less than 50mm will not work, I have to be careful with mine at 140/150.
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Old 24th October 2009, 19:56
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yeah I'm a bit sceptical, why I'm interested to see what the new guys manage with their chassis. Must ask Mark what he runs the race ones at as the photos suggest they may even be higher than what I have.
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Geeze David. That's low 50mm! Hit a few speed bumps there mate.

I think the average is 130-150mm. Need to wind them springs down a bit. What length are your springs?
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Old 24th October 2009, 23:56
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From what I recall, at circa 50mm ground clearance, David was pretty much topping out his suspension arms.
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Old 29th December 2009, 17:26
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Sorry Limpabit

At long last i have finally got round to measuring my rear spoiler which is the standard Marlin item. It is 110cm long and 22cm deep. I will try to attach a pic of my car on track from May 09 at Donington.

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Old 30th December 2009, 07:55
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Thanks for that Ken.

Happy New Year.
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