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    Posted: Sep/04/2012 at 11:35am
Am I reading it right that the side numbers have to stick up now?  It won't be long until someone clips something and rips a number off. LOL

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I think they are referring to something UAB's car as shown above. They seem to work pretty well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote collinskl1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2012 at 12:56pm
I would prefer that any day to the cutout numbers that used to be required.  Much more durable in my opinion.
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Originally posted by dillon_b12 dillon_b12 wrote:

I am reading it right that the side numbers have to stick up now?  It won't be long until someone clips something and rips a number off. LOL

If I read this right, the front number is also a "primary number" and has to stick up as well. That one won't last long.

No numbers required on the side panels. More room for sponsor stickers.
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For some reason, I was thinking the side panels were going to have stick-up numbers as well.  If side panels aren't required I don't think it will be much of an issue.

Although, you're right, the front one will take a beating.
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6061-T6 as powertrain guards, that's something.

About the numbers, I wonder how teams with front bracing members will do that. We had to weld tabs to our roll cage to hold the numbers last time we went to the US competition, since we had no rear bracing.
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Yeah I'm not a fan of the new number rules either since we don't run rear bracing. It's sure not going to be pretty, and it will be much harder to read when it's covered in mud compared to what we did in 2012.
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How can we actually keep the front numbers on the car, I mean one nosedive and those suckers will be toast. Can they be on top of the "hood" for those cars with noses? For those without a nose.... dun dun dunnnn
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Forget the numbers, the lax fasteners rule from last year is still there!!! Party Party Party Party Party
As opposed to previous years, Safety wire EVERYTHING! We've still got brake calipers that are drilled for safety wire!
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I like the new design report and presentation process a lot.

and still no rule about suspended seats.... I guess I know what our team will be doing then
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Originally posted by Soccerdan7 Soccerdan7 wrote:

I like the new design report and presentation process a lot.
 
I am going to highlight this because it is a big change!
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Originally posted by ErikHardy ErikHardy wrote:

How can we actually keep the front numbers on the car, I mean one nosedive and those suckers will be toast. Can they be on top of the "hood" for those cars with noses? For those without a nose.... dun dun dunnnn

I'm thinking some 1/2" foam front numbers will work out pretty decent.
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Aren't the transponders the answer to tracking muddy cars?  No matter what you do with the numbers, there is an opportunity for them to become un-readable.

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Numbers are used to double check the laps and verify if transponders are still working.
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Originally posted by Akron 1998 to 2004 Akron 1998 to 2004 wrote:

Aren't the transponders the answer to tracking muddy cars?  No matter what you do with the numbers, there is an opportunity for them to become un-readable.

If someone on the track spots something wrong with your car and needs to tell the tech inspectors about it, they can't identify you from your transponders.
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