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what exactly does a spoiler do?

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:55 PM
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i have a 1995 940 (RWD)and just installed an 850 oem spoiler on my car (i like the look better). i know spoilers change air flow and balance? a cars weight, but does added drag slow the car down and kill mpg? thanks
 
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It adds downforce.

But for your purposes, it's primarily for looks.
 
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It depends on it's purpose, that's why on race cars they are adjustable. But most of the time they are for looks. Sometimes they are worse than without it. FWIW, Countach's were more aerodynamic without the huge wing.
 
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On our cars they are all look, they wont add much if anything at all.


 
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On our cars they are all look, they wont add much if anything at all.


Actually they might do a little bit.

The Honda Civic Aluminum ones (I call them bleachers), they actually do something. I read about one guy who had one and used it at the track (but took it off at the track so he wouldn't get made fun of) had 4 indentations on his hood from the downforce.
 
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On our cars they are all look, they wont add much if anything at all.


Actually they might do a little bit.

The Honda Civic Aluminum ones (I call them bleachers), they actually do something. I read about one guy who had one and used it at the track (but took it off at the track so he wouldn't get made fun of) had 4 indentations on his hood from the downforce.
yeah but thats on a cheap honda i drive a VOLVO. [sm=smiley36.gif]lol i actuallydid feela small difference the first drive with the new spoiler, not much but a little.
 
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RT850 thanks for posting that pic.

I have been hesitant on purchasing a spoiler for my new red 850 now I know what to get.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:35 PM
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with a spoiler that big that car MUST be fast. lol
 
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RT850 thanks for posting that pic.

I have been hesitant on purchasing a spoiler for my new red 850 now I know what to get.
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It comes prepainted too!
 
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LMAO
 
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Think it would look good Yellow and on the R? LOL
Or maybe one of these?
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The Van one is AWESOME!!!
 
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ROFL
 
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:09 AM
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VINYL ADDS HORSEPOWER!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7yp-SsQWjI
 
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LOL
 
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:27 AM
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having a red 95 850 T5 I fight the daily question to spoil or not?

Not a fan of the factory original although most love them.So for

the money $30.00 shipped from Taiwan on eBay I bought one of

the smaller lip type and was pleasantly surprised.I think I do like

it butthat may change.

 
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Pics?
 
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The rear hatch spoiler on my V70 does absolutely nothing to improve handling. It does however help to keep road spray off my rear window..
 
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On daily drivers and street cars, it's mostly for cosmetic purposes. But in motorsports it is used to add downforce to the car basically to keep it on the ground.

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