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Veetoe157 03-16-2012 04:03 PM

Steeda Rear Wing
Does anybody here have this installed?

TerryB 03-16-2012 04:17 PM

I had one on for a few years.

Magus2727 03-16-2012 04:59 PM

That angle of that picture makes the wing look thick... is that the angle or is that how it looks straight on from the back?

TerryB 03-16-2012 05:01 PM

That's part of the underside showing. It's about 3/8-1/2" thick, roughly.

Magus2727 03-16-2012 05:11 PM

Great... not to be to far off topic, realizing that the focus is FWD, has there been any tests or results to indicate if a spoiler like the steeda spoiler is better than perhaps one like the older RS (Duckbill spoiler) or even one like the RS 500 spoiler?

Or is it all just preference on the looks?

TerryB 03-16-2012 05:28 PM

Our cars don't go fast enough for a spoiler to be affective at all. It's simply aesthetic. Just preference.

Magus2727 03-16-2012 05:55 PM

What.... 65 on the freeway is not fast enough??? :) I know for sedan style vehicles there are spoilers which are more effective at slower speeds, Was not sure if any of the wings for the Foci actually showed to improve lateral stability or better down force vs other styles along with appearance.

Veetoe157 03-18-2012 08:23 PM

The only reason I want the spoiler is for looks, you'd have to be going at east 150kph for there to be any aero effect.

TerryB, did you have any issues the with the install or the product itself?

Jakefrom 03-19-2012 07:48 AM

A spoiler can help you a little bit through the corners at slower speeds around 45mph, but only very little because not as much air is flowing over compared to 100mph. Take an F1 car for example, the faster it goes the more downforce is created. A guy I know who races did a little bit of testing with a spoiler and said for the type he was running he had to be taking a corner at about 60mph for it to create any usable downforce, any slower and it was only creating drag and slowing him down.

bluebullet 03-19-2012 09:35 AM

I like the RS or the svt
never been a fan but it is a different look

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