You Know Those Spoilers On The Back Of Cars [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Funny

They were never about better driving performance...
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Male 2,860
I have a spoiler on the back of my car.

It says `Bruce Willis was a ghost all along."
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Male 12,365
But even if it is 125 lbs at 70mph, the effect still wouldn`t matter in road driving. It would give you something useful if you were cornering on dirt at 70mph in a rally stage, but not in a straight line on a good quality road.
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Male 12,365
[quote]At 70mph, that particular car, a Subaru Impreza, produces 125lbs of down force due to that wing.

At 120 mph, it`s nearly 300lbs!
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Do you have any references to tests showing that? Sport Auto magazine put a variety of cars in a wind tunnel at 125mph and the WRX STI they tested generated 25 lbs of downforce at the rear.
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Male 10,339
"You`re not going to get much at legal road speeds."

This is absolutely true Angillion. At 70mph, that particular car, a Subaru Impreza, produces 125lbs of down force due to that wing.

At 120 mph, it`s nearly 300lbs!
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Male 12,365
[quote]im all for not having needless spoilers on cars, but when every single professional rally car has a spoiler similar to that it might just actually do something...[/quote]

A correctly shaped spoiler will do something...if you`re going fast enough.

Well, actually any spoiler will do something - reduce the performance of the car by increasing drag. It`s just that a correctly shaped one will also push the back of the car down, increasing rear wheel grip. The degree of downforce strongly depends on the speed, though. You`re not going to get much at legal road speeds.
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Male 2,606
im all for not having needless spoilers on cars, but when every single professional rally car has a spoiler similar to that it might just actually do something...
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Male 13,624
want spoilers?

silly spoilers
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Male 1,243
it all makes sense now
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Male 10,339
What`s funny, is the spoiler on THAT car is actually functional.

THIS one, is not.
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Male 14,334
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Male 20,196
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