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alex_0227 04-02-2005 02:35 PM

Racing Stripes purpose
Whats the purpose of racing stripes? Are they there just to look cool or is there a more important reason?


1Fast65Elky 04-02-2005 03:33 PM

they make the car faster :thumbup:

onebadmerc 04-02-2005 04:04 PM

They cause less air resistance and speed up the air over for more speed. :rolleyes:

I know they painted hoods in flat black on racing cars to reduce glare from the sun, but I don't know what the stripes were for besides looks.

killerformula 04-02-2005 04:51 PM



406chevelle 04-02-2005 05:24 PM

To be honest the racing stripes do not make the car faster, they give the driver an aggressive attitude and he drives the car fasterů..I am adding rally stripes to my Chevelle, should knock a tenth off my ╝ mile time.

docvette 04-02-2005 06:04 PM

Doc here, :pimp:

Jeeze...Sure am I glad I read this thread....I was misinformed as a Wee Lad...I was always told by the older guy's:

Racing Stripes were To give Bug strikes "Lane Choice"... :pain:

Darn, Never know what to believe anymore...LOL :D

IROC100 04-02-2005 07:29 PM

Actually, the space between the stripes serves a purpose. the stripes, even though there are not high off the body, they are high enough so the air gets between those stripes and creates enough turbulence to create down force,
and down force creates traction and traction creates power and power creates speed. LOL.. :evil: :D

Alex, seriously they are just for looks.

ChevelleSS_LS6 04-02-2005 07:46 PM

just for looks, just like tack-on hood scoops placed in random locations on some import in any high school parking lot. :drunk:

bullheimer 04-03-2005 11:15 AM

wow, i thought they were just for looks too, but now i realize my extra $700 went for a lower e.t.! i feel so much better. doc, i'll have to think about you now every time i wash the bugs off my hood.

Nightfire 04-03-2005 11:38 AM

Alex, stripes are just for looks. They dont make your car faster, they got nothing to do with traction, they're just there to look cool.

Now this would be a different story if you were asking about flames... :mwink:


poncho62 04-03-2005 02:56 PM

There was 1 reason for racing put more money in the auto makers pockets.

tm454 04-03-2005 03:29 PM

And what of flames>>>
pray tell...what are their purpous...Dude?? LOL!!


Rat Rods Rule!

alex_0227 04-03-2005 05:40 PM

Just to make the car look like it's going really fast. Just for looks.


gsxtacy 04-03-2005 06:54 PM

racing stripes or flames...
racing stripes make your car go faster :confused:

flames make it go fast sitting still :confused:

and stickers add ten horse :confused:

wow! i'm behind on the times.



ChevelleSS_LS6 04-04-2005 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by gsxtacy
racing stripes make your car go faster :confused:

flames make it go fast sitting still :confused:

and stickers add ten horse :confused:

wow! i'm behind on the times.



haha, i hear ya with that... especially your BUICK saying by your username. :thumbup:

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