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Old 09-06-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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People that own spoilers, does it help you see the tail end of the car? Looking at pictures I dont think it does but just wondering. Thinking of adding one, but not sure if the only reason is for looks. Also, anyone know if the 95-99 or whatever spoiler fits on a 93, the trunk looks the same, but the spoiler is shaped diferent. Also, anyone know what its made out of? Not rubber right? The one I had on my GTA was rubber and used to bend and crack the paint off. It looks like it is fiberglass, just want to make sure before I start looking. Thanks!
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The factory spoiler adds nothing. Just resistance. No downforce what so ever.


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The factory spoilers are just for looks.... to remove that bubble butt look.
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bubble butts=
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get a factory wing and you'll be very pleased with the look(key word, look. no performance gains)!!
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They won't match up. You need the matching one.
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general rule of thumb if its fwd a spoiler on the back is just for looks
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No way. The 3 fastest cars at WCBF '04 had spoilers. The slowest was the bubble-butt.

And yes, I can see my spoiler when I back up. It may help. It'* also convenient for setting beer bottles on during regional meets.
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No way. The 3 fastest cars at WCBF '04 had spoilers. The slowest was the bubble-butt.

And yes, I can see my spoiler when I back up. It may help. It'* also convenient for setting beer bottles on during regional meets.
i concur with willwren on the beers on the spoilers with out it how will the bubbly butts stand the wetness?
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How can I defend myself from such an attack? I do agree that spoilers are needed more on SE'* than the upper modles (SSE body style) personally, I like having no spoiler, being an SSE I get a lot more attention, (besides being soo clean)
yup, it'* up to U; doesn't bother me one bit if I see one without a spoiler. IMO looks good to me either way.
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