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Old 12-08-2002, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Why is No spoiler better?

i dont understand.... please explain
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Old 12-08-2002, 11:17 AM   #2
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To be honest, this is just a guess, but I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that most spoilers won't really provide much downforce until speeds get really high . . . so removing the spoiler might have some aerodynamic benefit at less-than-racetrack speeds. Other than that, I don't know.
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Old 12-08-2002, 12:01 PM   #3
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I think he was referring to the removed spoiler as a "sleeper" improvement :-)

Without the spoiler the WRX looks pretty sheepish. I think that's what he meant. I think the stock looking WRX surprised the RSX owner...
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Old 12-08-2002, 12:17 PM   #4
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yep he posted another thread about removing his wing so thats just his little inside joke
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Old 12-08-2002, 02:00 PM   #5
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It is pretty much the norm up here in Misawa alot of the locals and guys on base remove the wing I think most of them just like the look of it with out it.
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Old 12-08-2002, 02:06 PM   #6
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Depends on the color in my opinion... blue ones need spoilers, but white looks damn good without one...
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Old 12-08-2002, 02:28 PM   #7
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"I think he was referring to the removed spoiler as a "sleeper" improvement :-)"

Yes, that's correct. I'm the one who posted that thread. Maybe it indeed helps by reducing 5 lbs
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Old 12-08-2002, 02:30 PM   #8
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It is pretty much the norm up here in Misawa alot of the locals and guys on base remove the wing I think most of them just like the look of it with out it.
Do you know how they plug up the holes left when spoiler is removed? There are 7 holes to be plugged.
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Old 12-08-2002, 06:16 PM   #9
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I bought my WRX w/o a wing and intend on keeping it like that, i like the creases that are on the trunklid + I am like the only one in my area to not have a wing on my car so it stands out.
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Old 12-09-2002, 12:50 PM   #10
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I am like the only one in my area to not have a wing on my car so it stands out.
Yeah, when you park your car in a group of WRXs with wings. Other people might even think you have the 2.5 engine. That's where the sleeper look comes in . Otherwise having a big wing, the taller, the more that car stands out. Sorry buddy, you think your car stands out more than a WRX or a Civic with a big metal wing?
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Old 12-09-2002, 05:14 PM   #11
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Sorry buddy, you think your car stands out more than a WRX or a Civic with a big metal wing?

Im not saying that, its just that when I go to a meet im practically the only person there w/o a wing and people tend to notice that and a BTW they never made a New impreza 2.5RS in WR Blue
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Old 12-09-2002, 06:32 PM   #12
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Unless you're Schumacher in the WRX, the wing will have so little effect on the car you won't feel it. Sure it may be worth the 0.00000001 of a second by removing it but give me a break. Until you're road-racing at the club or professional level, I'd leave it alone.
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Old 12-09-2002, 06:40 PM   #13
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man you guys got it all wrong! the spoiler is there to add more weight behind the rear axle, make the weight balance a smidgen closer to a true 50/50!

i have one on my car, so thats my excuse, im sticking to it!

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Old 12-09-2002, 07:06 PM   #14
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man you guys got it all wrong! the spoiler is there to add more weight behind the rear axle, make the weight balance a smidgen closer to a true 50/50!

i have one on my car, so thats my excuse, im sticking to it!

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Should have just gotten a wagon then
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