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Old 02-14-2019, 03:37 PM
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:45 PM
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I've seen worse, but it's pretty bad.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:46 PM
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It looks good if you mount a rocket engine on the back so it runs right, he just needs to do a little more modification is all.

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Very.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:44 PM
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It's a mod like many others that make the car different and special
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:49 PM
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Very ugly
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:52 PM
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Sometimes a functional modification is just that ( functional ) to those who do not see the value in function, it might be perceived as less than an aesthetic modification.
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Originally Posted by knewblewkorvette View Post
Very ugly
Its the reason there are no mirrors in my house. :0
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:42 PM
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Maybe he uses it for tailgating, it'd make a great table.
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Yes, it could be someone's track car. I had my 72" wing break during a practice session in the morning had to go out and try to qualify without one it was terrifying, rear was very loose in high speed turns and braking. Some people need them depending on use of the car. If it's just a wing slapped on for no reason and no balancing aero up front it could look out of place.Name:  photo644.jpg
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Ehh if the owner enjoys it then more power to them. Spoilers in any shape or form mounted on a car generate aero grip (different from mechanical grip) which at the least gives it legitimacy as a mod. Chrome tail light bezels, exhaust plate enhancers, and brake caliper dress up kits can't say the same thing...
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Lots of downforce here!
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To make it functional is there a speed that needs to be reached? And how much power is needed?
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To make it functional is there a speed that needs to be reached? And how much power is needed?
It depends as much on the design of the wing as it does on speed.

The wing in the opening post, I'm not sure. It looks more draggy than down force. The mounts look too weak and too close to the center of the car to be effective for high downforce. I can't tell from the angle of the picture what the cross section of the wing really looks like, nor can I tell the angle of attack of that setup. Both are important for downforce.

@z06801 looks like he has a very functional wing on his. The supports look more substantial, and they look like they are closer to the edges of the deck lid/hatch, where the bodywork is stronger and more weight can be placed to transfer downard to the rest of the body and ultimately to the wheels.

IIRC, downforce (and drag) increase with the square of speed, and there's usually a target maximum speed for maximum down force for most serious wings.
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If the owner likes it who cares what others think. To each his own.
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I think it is mounted backwards....lol.
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Have you ever seen a wing on a wing? Look very closely.
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If the owner likes it who cares what others think. To each his own.
It’s not for me, but I didn’t buy it either.
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For the people who are convinced it could not be functional.



looks pretty similar and I’m pretty sure these guys know what works........
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[quote=C6_Racer_X]It depends as much on the design of the wing as it does on speed.

The wing in the opening post, I'm not sure. It looks more draggy than down force. The mounts look too weak and too close to the center of the car to be effective for high downforce. I can't tell from the angle of the picture what the cross section of the wing really looks like, nor can I tell the angle of attack of that setup. Both are important for downforce.

@z06801 looks like he has a very functional wing on his. The supports look more substantial, and they look like they are closer to the edges of the deck lid/hatch, where the bodywork is stronger and more weight can be placed to transfer downard to the rest of the body and ultimately to the wheels.


Mine is actually mounted to the frame, the uprights go though slits in the trunk lid down to the frame.

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