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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?
 

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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?
 

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

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
Steeda didn't give me any instructions when I made the purchase. There were a few other issues that I had with them also. Anyway, I had to come up with my own idea about where I had to drill holes through the top of the hatch. It's kinda of heavy, so I had no trust in just 3M tape. I did use tape ( underneath ) with some bolts. The tape actually was stuck pretty good after the bolts were removed. So, are you comfortable in drilling holes in your hatch. It really didn't bother me doing it. The piece is quite durable. I've dropped it and knocked it around a few times. I used to have a ton of pics on my other laptop, but it crashed and everything went with it. The wing/spoiler is sitting in my shed. i'm not putting it back on.
 

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Steeda didn't give me any instructions when I made the purchase. There were a few other issues that I had with them also. Anyway, I had to come up with my own idea about where I had to drill holes through the top of the hatch. It's kinda of heavy, so I had no trust in just 3M tape. I did use tape ( underneath ) with some bolts. The tape actually was stuck pretty good after the bolts were removed. So, are you comfortable in drilling holes in your hatch. It really didn't bother me doing it. The piece is quite durable. I've dropped it and knocked it around a few times. I used to have a ton of pics on my other laptop, but it crashed and everything went with it. The wing/spoiler is sitting in my shed. i'm not putting it back on.
Is there a specific reason why you took it off?
 

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I don't know what I'm gonna do with it. It's been sitting in my shed for 3 years now. Shipping cost is always an issue though.
 

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you are right.if you don't mind finding how much it would cost to ship it to watertown,TN 37184.How much would you sell it for?
 
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