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Date: 11/09/12 11:56 AM

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

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Link: You Know Those Spoilers On The Back Of Cars - They were never about better driving performance...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    What`s funny, is the spoiler on THAT car is actually functional.

    THIS one, is not.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    it all makes sense now
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    want spoilers?

    silly spoilers
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    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...

    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm
    "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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2012 at 10:38 am
    At 70mph, that particular car, a Subaru Impreza, produces 125lbs of down force due to that wing.

    At 120 mph, it`s nearly 300lbs!


    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2012 at 10:47 am
    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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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2012 at 8:20 am
    I have a spoiler on the back of my car.

    It says `Bruce Willis was a ghost all along."

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