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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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spoiler performance

I know this might be part of some other thread, but I'm sorry I'm feeling lazy, and don't really feel like looking for it.

Do the spoilers help at all with any performance for the Intrepids (R/T), or it is purely cosmetic at this point?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 12:54 PM
 
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Purley cosmetic

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 02:14 PM
 
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Spoilers do help in performance but you have to be going over a 100MPH. The amount of downforce at sub-100 speeds doesn't do anything so it's more or less cosmetic.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 02:15 PM
 
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Only if you drive over 100mph. But they look good.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 02:17 PM
 
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That's funny. We posted the same answer at about the same time.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 03:03 PM
 
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As true as that is, I do not belive the Intrepid spoiler was designed to be functional even at those speeds.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to decide if the eclipse spoiler look would be right for me. I love the intrepid look without the spoiler, but now I'm wondering if it would make it look better. I haven't seen one on a black R/T yet to judge. hmmm.
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I'm just guessing at this but based on the design I don't see how it would have any effect at all.

I mean it looks like the air would just flow over and under the spoiler thus creating more drag and less downforce.
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I have the eclipse style rear spoiler on My 2000 R/T it does have more of a curve than the Dodge spoiler. I have had my R/T up to 120mph 2 or 3 times. I didnt really feel the rear spoiler at all. But they do look nice.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 09:24 PM
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yeah, only for looks is forsure. But on something else about the car, I once passed my buddy and I was doing about 90MPH, and he said that the car looked alot lower then normal.. would this be due to the amount of wind pushing down on the car?
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 11:55 PM
 
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you buddy is just seein things. a spoiler that size in the draft of our cars really does little, if any.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2001, 10:38 PM
 
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If you want some read downforce put some concrete blocks in the trunk.

OK OK I did overhear "while working onsite working on a computer" that her husband put several concrete blocks in his tunk in a 60's Impala to give it that "low rider" look.
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Would ya' really want downforce in a front wheel drive? I actually had a ricer debate me with the fact that his spoiler (about 12" off the top of his trunk) helped him control his car on some of our country roads. I couldn't help but laugh, nearly pissed myself too.
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Would ya' really want downforce in a front wheel drive? I actually had a ricer debate me with the fact that his spoiler (about 12" off the top of his trunk) helped him control his car on some of our country roads. I couldn't help but laugh, nearly pissed myself too.
Only reason would be for extremely hard cornering if your front end is still gripping and your rear is sliding all over. But you would have to still be going ridiculously fast around the corner to get the downforce to help.
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I personally dont think that a spoiler (especially those huge ricer ones) do anything for a street car, except maybe cause extra drag. That's why in nascar at the short tracks you never hear them talking about spoiler adjustments. I'm with bigdaddy, and would probably laugh myself into convulsions if someone told me their spoiler made them corner better.
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