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whats with spoilers

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by eg'sforlife, Oct 30, 2008.

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  1. eg'sforlife

    eg'sforlife New Member

    Ok so i was wondering why the Hell do people put these stupid big ass spoilers on there car civic or teggy ....sure they say it is more aerodynamic but BS.... Think about it the whole point of the spoiler is to create downforce yeah great idea for a rwd but how the hell does it help on a fwd car....it doesn't if anything these guys that put them on there cars are helping thereselves lose traction..... if they want more downforce they should put them on there hoods
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

  3. eg'sforlife

    eg'sforlife New Member

    with a spoiler on your back alls your doing is taking traction away with the down force on your backed your pulling your front tires up.....your tires are allready going up when you gun it all the spoilers doing is helping but if thats truly an evo than in your case it realy dont matter seeing how your awd
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  4. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    dude, its an OEM spoiler that fits like a glove.

    you're an idiot.

    turbo beetles have a spoiler that pops up at 60mph, OEM FROM THE FACTORY. guess that doesnt do anything?
  5. eg'sforlife

    eg'sforlife New Member

    ok thats nice so if you can prove that more downforce on the back is better than ill believe it but it doesnt it doesnt help. yeah at 60mph you allready have traction but before that it stay retracted....yeah past a certain poin it is better to have rear down force. but if your on the d-strip or an idiot on the road, races are won by four things, traction, reaction time, the right balance between torque and horsepower, and somebody that can push the pedal and shift gears(if equipped)
  6. newb

    newb phresh

    It takes some serious air flow to make a spoiler work. In most cases. A spoiler isnt goin to create down force as soon as you launch. It isnt goin to work in conjunction with weight transfer to multiply traction problems. If your loosing traction at speed, youve got bigger fish to fry then a damn spoiler.
  7. eg'sforlife

    eg'sforlife New Member

    agreed im just trying to point out how pointless they really are
  8. newb

    newb phresh

    They arent tho. Theres more types of racing beyond quarter mile. Those types are where the spoilers come into play. TurboMirage can tell you all about that.
  9. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    do a little more research little man. the spoiler does alot especially for high speed straight line braking.

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member

    fwd cars need down force to because the ass end is lite, if it starts floating then you will lose control of the car.the front dont really need a wing because its heavy from the motor.and from 0-60 theres not gonna be enough force on a wing to do anything to fdw traction, thats why most stock wings only pop put at 60 +
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  11. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

    Yup exactly. RWD need it for high speed traction, FWD not as much but cornering will be affected with one. Also depends on engine layout and wheelbase. Rear engine and mid engine dont need as much downforce, but with more speed needs more DF. I say that FNT ENG RWD is the worst combination.
  12. INJEN78


    lol thread failure
  13. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

    Im sorry, i just jumped in after the last post.
  14. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    dont forget.

    i have an evo. :lmao:
  15. 90Rex

    90Rex New Member

    fast and the furious started this freeking rocket ship trend..

    and i hate it with a passion
  16. HonCiv99

    HonCiv99 EK Swappa

    Ok well did you ever consider maybe adding a oem or aftermarket spoiler for just looks? If you wanna bring up spoilers why not rims, or ricer-kits, etc? Just throwin it out there.
  17. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    I thought you had a Lancer..... O nevermind I get it. I'll shut up now.

    NWDRVRBWE Hands Off my Balls

    is that at the top yours? or just a google pic?
  19. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB Supah Moderatah Moderator

    Its Turbomirage's.

    But its not an Evo.

    Even though Turbomirage clearly likes to think so :D
  20. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    yeah thats definately mine ;)

    it plays the part well, and soon it will have the bite to match the bark.
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