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Old 01-01-2006, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking of getting a spoiler for my car this spring. I am ordering a TMS Conforti Chip and Eisemman Exhaust already, but I want something that will complete the look of my car while giving me some aerodynamic gain at the track. See, the plan is to start autocrossing this summer with a team from my work. However, you have to be 18 so that is why I have to wait. I want something that doesnt look retarded but I also DO NOT want something that is all show, fuctionality is important to me. Right now I am thinking about a Bavarian Auto High DTM or Low DTM style wing, or maybe an oem wing, however does the OEM wing do anything? I know Autotechnica; member from awhile back had a wing that he said was very functional and he could see the diffrence maybe I will look into that. O well please post any ideas that you have along with pictures or links

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Old 01-02-2006, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the M3 GT class II spoiler... gives you a lot of rear end downforce.. just make sure to combine it with some decent front spoilers to
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ummm.. not to be a dick or anything, but unless you are going to be on a track, going at least double a highway speed limit, your car does not need a rear spoiler "to increase stability". If you look at performance cars that have outrageous speed potentials, they normally have retractable spoilers that come up at a certain speed. (~70mph)
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yeah as stated above, a rear spoiler is not going to help anything at an autocross, but the one eric just bought is sexyyyyy, so i'd recommend that one

or this from uuc, which could be what eric got just his is painted i don't know, good luck buugghhgh9000

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I like that one alot but it is for a 2 door i have a sedan
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It's only for coupes. Some people have tried modifying th brackets for sedans but were very unsuccesful.

If you want functionality the LTW spoiler with risers is a good choice, but a bit pricey. It works very well too from what i hear. The one without risers apparently blocks a LOT of the rear view so I would avoid one without risers (gt look).

Honestly a lot of people say spoilers are purely for show, but I do defintely feel a difference. Although, my car has seen stupid high speeds many many times and I kind of felt insecure without a spoiler. It does make a difference.... but like lds said, at high speeds only.

Dependign on what type of tracks you are goign to be racing on, it might not even be necessary and the money could be spent on things you mgiht actually need, like some cusotm rate coilovers!
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www.mashaw.com Has an adjustable pitch rear spoiler as well.
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I would really like a rear spoiler... even on fast cornering it could help me, and I would definitively prefer one the next time I'm going 200+ in Germany

LTW spoiler with risers is a little bit ricey, although it's OEM... Maybe a standard M3 spoiler would look nice?
It's a nice addition, but not too fancy
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I'm sorry, but I really can't wrap my head around this. Perhaps it is because I'm mostly an E30 guy, and am putting my nose where I shouldn't. Anyways, you mean to tell me that the coupes and sedans have different trunklids? What's the difference?

p.s. that spoiler ^^... pure sex. I just like it, I don't know why.
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