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I guess many of us experienced the poor durability of those "rubber deflectors" that are (were?) just ahead of the front wheels, but I would appreciate your views about whether its important to replace them quickly when lost.
I never managed to keep both for more than 1000 kms, and I did not notice any impact on the car's balance. However, they had a clear influence on the driver's behavior, as I felt very uncomfortable not knowing what would happen to the front undertray if it made direct contact with the ground. Moreover, I am wondering if it is technically possible that the thingies could tear off in such a way that they would end up impeding the wheel's rotation, why could be a rather scary experience at high speed.
Did anyone here dig into the topic a little more, and do you know if McL has another solution in view than just making this bit of rubber the cheapest spare part to replace in the whole supercar world ?
 

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I guess they do give you feedback that the car has ground contact but if you are at speed there is little you can do. I did stop when exiting a car park and reverse as they scraped away.

The aero qualities, presumably, only matter at 9/10 ths speed?
 

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I quite like the idea...when at slow speed I.e <5 mph they're useful as they definitely make you stop and reverse ... I like the idea that you know that youre not doing any damage but being given a gentle reminder..
 

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I quite like the idea...when at slow speed I.e <5 mph they're useful as they definitely make you stop and reverse ... I like the idea that you know that youre not doing any damage but being given a gentle reminder..
Same here,they are a good pointer! As for the skid plates ,they look good,but im sure they could be for shortened and leave room for the rubbers to do their aero thing.As has been said they will only come into their own on a track or at very high speed cornering.
You probably would psycologically and pyhsically want them at eau rouge:D
 

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Same here,they are a good pointer! As for the skid plates ,they look good,but im sure they could be for shortened and leave room for the rubbers to do their aero thing.As has been said they will only come into their own on a track or at very high speed cornering.
You probably would psycologically and pyhsically want them at eau rouge:D
which is indeed where i lost mine.. ! (well i am not 100% sure but it's nice to think it might have been there.. !)
 

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which is indeed where i lost mine.. ! (well i am not 100% sure but it's nice to think it might have been there.. !)
One day,one day,i must get my kids organised so i can have more free time.Mclaren should replace them for free if they have been lost in anger !!! and not the local supermarket:D
 
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