Spoiler - Opinions?

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  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    So I just recently bought a new car and one of the first things I wanted to do was add a spoiler to it. Well, it came in today. Wondering what you guys think. It's not installed yet but here's a pic of where it would go:[​IMG]
    Do you think it should be longer? Does it look too short?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't like it.
     

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    It looks okay. I think it would only look better if the edges went down a bit more and stayed rounded. Just my opinion though.
     
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    I don't really like it. To complement the Altima's lines you need something stocky and protruding from the rear so it balances the rear end that "sticks out". It's a thick back so definitely no spoiler with a gap from spoiler to trunk as it will make the back look too high. A centered one would also look best. I would go for something like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Spoiler - Opinions?

    [​IMG]

    This one I like a bit better.

    On the car:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Never liked the look of the "lip". Would prefer it extend out to the tail light.
    I was debating between that and the one I got. Debating again.
     
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    I don't like it. What matters is if you like it.

    What is it that it does for you that you wanted to add it?
     
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    That's the bottom line, who cares if a bunch of internet folks do or don't care for it.

    Its not my cup of tea

    Of course of you want a spoiler lets go whole hog, the biggest and baddest spoiler has to go to the super bird
    [​IMG]
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    While I'm not much of a spoiler guy, both of these look better than the OP.
     
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    haha, yep!

    Now, if you want a spoiler that is going to be a benefit, functionally, we need to get an F1 car!
     

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  13. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't know to be honest. Want to add a personal touch but have a nice touch/design at the same time. I was at a dealership and saw two of the same car (essentially) with the spoiler I have but maybe slightly more elongated and the one with the built in light. Raised looks a little more sporty to me which is really what I'm trying to achieve.
     
  14. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    I can appreciate liking a certain type of accessory. I've been down that road many times! What works better for me now is only working with the canvas. When working with someone else's design (like a car) it's difficult to add on what you like.. instead just roll with what works. At the end of the day go with what you want.. but I know you know the lip looks better :p
     
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    Idislike "for show" spoilers, which it may or may not be.
     
  16. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Agree ^^^^

    I'm not much for cosmetic spoilers. Unless they are wind tunnel tested, custom fitted and effective at some reasonable speed (say 70-80mph), they are just stick on, I-think-it-makes-my-car-look-cool cosmetics.

    That said...that's just me, and if you like the look...go for it.

    BTW: The integrated spoiler ("lip") is more likely to actually do what a spoiler should do (stick the back wheels to the road) since it is more likely to be wind tunnel tested as part of the coach design process.
     
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    Do you mean something like this?
     

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    No need for an F1 car...
    [​IMG]
     
  20. rdowns, Mar 25, 2014
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    I don't like the spoiler. You always struck me as a spinners sort of guy. :D
     
  21. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Rock two!

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  22. Huntn, Mar 25, 2014
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    That's for hang gliding! :p

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    The ultimate in cool. In fact I lust over the 68 Road Runner with the hemi... Although I don't care for the nose in your pic, it's close. :p:p This is what I'm thinking of:

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  23. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ugh. Hard to find pics to compare the two in my color.
    They fall off? The "lip" keeps the back wheels on the ground? I got it for cosmetics really.
     
  24. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yeah, the functional intent of a spoiler, usually on race cars, is not for looks. They force the movement of air over it in such a way as to push the rear, or front, if equipped, downward, increasing traction and reducing airflow under the car at high speeds where friction and too much airflow will cause the car to become unstable and potentially lose control.

    For regular street cars, most probably don't do anything but increase drag on a car, unless the factory designed ones are built not to do so.
     
  25. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    The only spoilers I like are the ones that seem to be a part of the body. My past 3, including my current one, have a spoiler. It was a factory option, but it was included, and it seems to integrated w/ the trunk.
     
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