Originally Posted by f4phantomii
the grand scheme of things, you are looking at 60 lbs of downforce at 100mph. So 60 lbs on a car that weighs 3200 lbs. In my opinion, you won't even notice that.
I think you are rationalizing because you hate the way the wing looks, and wanted to get rid of it.
60 pounds of 'downforce' on the back of a car which by design at high speeds is subject to 'lift', thereby unloading the rear and causing the car to fishtail....is significant. Downforce is not analogous to sitting a lead weight on the back of the car! It is more akin to attaching a magnet to the back of a train gluing it to the track.
As an aside: I owned a wrx before my STI and the STI is much more stable at high speeds in cross winds.
If you hate the wing...get rid of it, but don't claim it doesn't work just because you don't like the way it looks.
We had someone make the same argument about the 'far uglier imho' hood scoop.
Sure...get rid of the hood scoop....and void your warranty. It's up to you.