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    ^ I inquired about the extension(s) as well...and if I remember correctly,there were no photos available of one installed on an Atom...but I do believe they were going to send me something to show the height.
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    Here is a new rear wing mount for the factory rear wing that we are fabricating here. We plan to market the mounts if they prove to be useful, and if there is some demand.

    I ran this setup at Hallett Motor Raceway the last two events, and I had my career best lap time, then beat that time in the next session, then another career best, and then another, with a best time 1:19.15, which may be the overall Atom record- I'm checking into that.

    Anyway, the car felt more planted, safer, and faster. I have no way to know if the wing being that much higher and farther back was responsible for the better lap times, but it sure felt good, and we weren't trying anything else new-

    Here is the original factory one on one side and our new piece on the other side, for comparison.







    And this is our new piece installed.



    We have added a short diagonal brace since these shots were taken, to steady the extended part, but I don't have a picture of that yet.

    The wing up high and way back worked good on my 324mph top fuel car, and seems to be helping the Atom, too.
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    Eddie, that was very helpful! Thanks

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    I pulled the trigger on a CIRO wing: 71" wide...CF, Gurney flap, with 5" extensions for Atom2. Hoping for delivery by the 1st..
    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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    I pulled the trigger on a CIRO wing: 71" wide...CF, Gurney flap, with 5" extensions for Atom2. Hoping for delivery by the 1st..
    Looking forward to seeing it installed!! Post put pics when you get it.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    MadMaxAtom, please post a picture asap!!!! I am trying to decide between the Ciro and Skunkwerks...... cannot decide and I think your pictures will be the deciding factor!

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    Im wondering if this comes in Carbon Fiber, and how much down force it could apply to the rear wheels.

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    That is some serious tire/wheel combo you got there Ed. Is that 13" wide?

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    Those are 10" in that picture, but I do have 13" that I use sometimes.
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    2016 Dodge Viper ACR Review - First Drive - Motor Trend

    Lol: you need a massive 1,700 downforce to make the atom hook in the ground.

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