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Old 01-31-2014, 04:35 AM   #1
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Thoughts on this spoiler?

This is a Mustang in my city, I like the spoiler. Some people say its ricer or doesn't look good on a mustang... what do you guys think?
I was thinking of picking one up similar
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:17 AM   #2
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Not a fan of this spoiler type on any car.

I have seen them on Boss 302's that race on the track, so there's something to it performance wise. I just don't like pedistal type spoilers "look wise".
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Yeah, the Boss 302S has a spoiler similar to this but bigger. I got to see a pair of them last year at the 24 hour LeMans race in Daytona. The guys were removing them for the smaller Steeda spoiler, which actually looks pretty good.
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This is a Mustang in my city, I like the spoiler. Some people say its ricer or doesn't look good on a mustang... what do you guys think?
I was thinking of picking one up similar
Steeda makes one that looks similar to that one.....I like the Steeda one better...
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If you like the look, go for it, but its not gonna help you with downforce unless you're hitting 100+ on the track; generally speaking. The whole idea behind them in racing is to create downforce on the rear (where the power comes from), therefore keeping traction planted. I always laugh at fwd cars that have those spoilers cause 99.9% of the time they are for looks and completely pointless. Proper ones will most likely have the wing on the hood.
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If you like the look, go for it, but its not gonna help you with downforce unless you're hitting 100+ on the track; generally speaking. The whole idea behind them in racing is to create downforce on the rear (where the power comes from), therefore keeping traction planted. I always laugh at fwd cars that have those spoilers cause 99.9% of the time they are for looks and completely pointless. Proper ones will most likely have the wing on the hood.
I have personally watched Civic hatches kicking out the *** end on track because they didn't have any sort of downforce in the rear. But that's the only time I could justify having a huge wing.
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I have personally watched Civic hatches kicking out the *** end on track because they didn't have any sort of downforce in the rear. But that's the only time I could justify having a huge wing.
My point exactly.
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oh I understand the theory of the wing, My car came stock with a spoiler but I don't like the look of it but do like the look of a spoiler, I donno was was a ttought
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You do realise that the downforce generated by a wing (it's wing, NOT a spoiler) is not free, right? As a wing generates downforce (negative lift) it also generates drag, as it converts engine power to downforce. I.e. replacing a wing with a more effective wing, and not adding HP to make up for the additional drag, will actually reduce a vehicle's rate of acceleration and top speed.

At speeds of less than 130 mph they are largely cosmetic, at any legal speed they are purely cosmetic...

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It looks ok not really my style but if u like it go for it, I'm looking for a mach 1 spoiler
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