Kyle ForsterKyle
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    Professional aerodynamicist, amateur racecar driver/builder and occasionally I make some videos when the mood takes me.

    www.jkfaero.com

    Professional aerodynamicist, amateur racecar driver/builder and occasionally I make some videos when the mood takes me.

    www.jkfaero.com

    14 days ago

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    How effective is a flat floor on your car?

    Track guys love them, and manufacturers are putting more effort into smoothing their car's underbodies, but what do they actually do?

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    • Subaru and Porsche 718 owners also insist that a flat four also does wonders for performance.

      13 days ago
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    • I discovered a disadvantage to having a car with a flat floor when I rolled up at my local tire shop to have the fronts replaced. No visible jack points.

      13 days ago
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    1 month ago

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    How does exhaust backpressure work?

    Lots of people say you need backpressure, but is that really true?

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    • Please enlighten me on the argument of back pressure vs scavenging. I wish to learn more and the video seems to say both are 2 different things and that you should have both (for N/A)...

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      1 month ago
    • How do you know if you’re dropping the velocity too low by increasing the exhaust diameter on a particular application? Is there any way to find this out using math or any other...

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    2 months ago

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    What Causes Turbo Flutter?

    Turbo 'flutter' noise is present on many cars with aftermarket modifications, but why does it occur?

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    • Great Explanation...

      Stay Awesome 👍

      2 months ago
    • Thank you for explaining this

      2 months ago

    2 months ago

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    How do F1 Shark Fins work?

    They divided opinions this year, and they're gone for next year, but what did they do?

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    • Jaguar D Le Mans first to use them in the 1950s

      2 months ago
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    • Well explained article. Made sense even to a pleb like me! Good read, makes me feel smarter

      2 months ago

    2 months ago

    17.3K Views

    How to Mod the Aerodynamics on Your Car the Right Way

    You see a lot of cars running around with body kits and aero modifications, but what's the right way to do it and what actually works?

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    • "If you have a car that is exclusively used for regular road driving, and you aren't planning on taking it on the autobahn or excessively speeding, 99% of the time the stock aero on...

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      2 months ago
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    22 days ago

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    How does regenerative braking work?

    Hybrid and electric vehicles use this bit of tech a lot to improve efficiency, but how does it work?

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    • I'm not very sciency but haven't formula 1 cars already figured out how to store the kinetic energy in their KERS system?

      16 days ago
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      19 days ago
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    2 months ago

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    How do F1 T-Wings Work?

    They may be gone for next year, but what effect do they have on a car's aerodynamics?

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    • The turbulent low pressure area produced behind the car is what is making overtaking or close racing impossible. I think we need less aero ( t wings)to allow for more passing or...

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      2 months ago
    • looks like something my mom use to hang laundry

      2 months ago

    2 months ago

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    Electric vs. Petrol Race cars - Which is better?

    We all have opinions on whether electric cars can replace the emotion of internal combustion, but how do they stack up in terms of performance?

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    • Not only weight but also heat which is still a big issue. Electric cars will be winners when we will have a different battery tech than li-ion, which is largely insufficient...

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      2 months ago

    2 months ago

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    How Do Vortex Generators Work?

    They're on Evo's, F1 cars and aircraft, but what do they actually do?

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    • there you go folks, if you want a more efficient down force on your vehicle........buy a forrmula 1 car😉

      2 months ago
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    • Very nice. Could you do a video with more maths in it? Perhaps how to determine the height and position of vortex generators in various applications?

      2 months ago
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    2 months ago

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    The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE's Complex Suspension Explained

    While it looks incredibly complicated, the suspension on the Project ONE is actually a clever way of simplifying suspension tuning

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    • 2 months ago
    • The front outboard upper pickups points look very similar to what Audi Did with the B5 chassis and it provides a virtual kingpin location to keep the steering geometry favorable...

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      2 months ago