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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-22-05, 11:01 PM
Scotter
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how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

OK...
Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear spoiler.
I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the trunk
lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone know if
that is true?
Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually useful,
if any?
I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do about the
two holes? Ideas?
Thanks!
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 01:01 AM
Jim Warman
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

The spoiler probably starts to offer it's benefits at speeds above 140 mph
(it's window dressing, young fellow.... ). How on earth do you back into a
tree??? Somebody sneeak up and put it there when you weren't looking?

Sarcasm aside.... why not check the wreckers for a replacement spoiler?

"Scotter" <spam@spam.com> wrote in message
news:Htkae.28389$hu5.13675@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> OK...
> Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear spoiler.
> I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the trunk
> lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone know if
> that is true?
> Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually

useful,
> if any?
> I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
> Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do about the
> two holes? Ideas?
> Thanks!
> --
> Scotter
>
>
>



 
post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 05:01 AM
Scott Van Nest
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

If I recall correctly, I think i read that on a Cobra it actually lost a
couple MPH on the top end due to the spoiler. they took it off and gained 1
or 2 MPH. Google the archives.

Scott
"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> The spoiler probably starts to offer it's benefits at speeds above 140 mph
> (it's window dressing, young fellow.... ). How on earth do you back into a
> tree??? Somebody sneeak up and put it there when you weren't looking?
>
> Sarcasm aside.... why not check the wreckers for a replacement spoiler?
>
> "Scotter" <spam@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:Htkae.28389$hu5.13675@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> > OK...
> > Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear spoiler.
> > I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the

trunk
> > lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone know if
> > that is true?
> > Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually

> useful,
> > if any?
> > I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
> > Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do about

the
> > two holes? Ideas?
> > Thanks!
> > --
> > Scotter
> >
> >
> >

>
>



 
post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 10:02 AM
Howard Nelson
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?


"Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
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> If I recall correctly, I think i read that on a Cobra it actually lost a
> couple MPH on the top end due to the spoiler. they took it off and gained

1
> or 2 MPH. Google the archives.


Guess that explains why there isn't a spoiler on the M3. :)

Howard
1989 5.0lx vert


 
post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 16:14:23 GMT, "Howard Nelson"
<htnelsonvip@pacbell.net> wrote:

>
>"Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
>news:6gqae.3744$Xg.1835@okepread02...
>> If I recall correctly, I think i read that on a Cobra it actually lost a
>> couple MPH on the top end due to the spoiler. they took it off and gained

>1
>> or 2 MPH. Google the archives.

>
>Guess that explains why there isn't a spoiler on the M3. :)


It actually does have an option for a tiny lip.
 
post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 06:22:46 -0500, "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net>
wrote:

>If I recall correctly, I think i read that on a Cobra it actually lost a
>couple MPH on the top end due to the spoiler. they took it off and gained 1
>or 2 MPH. Google the archives.


more downforce comes at a cost.

 
post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 04:49:43 GMT, "Scotter" <spam@spam.com> wrote:

>OK...
>Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear spoiler.
>I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the trunk
>lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone know if
>that is true?
>Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually useful,
>if any?
>I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
>Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do about the
>two holes? Ideas?
>Thanks!

lmfao
why dont ya buy 2 spoilers
you will go 2 times as fast

focktard
hurc ast
 
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 04:49:43 GMT, "Scotter" <spam@spam.com> wrote
something wonderfully witty:

>OK...
>Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear spoiler.
>I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the trunk
>lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone know if
>that is true?
>

I think so.
>Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually useful,
>if any?
>

In access of any speed limit in this country and more then likely the
maximum speed your car is capable of attaining, or you effectively
driving at. Normally somewhere in the 120/140mph+ range.

>I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
>Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do about the
>two holes? Ideas?
>Thanks!
>

Fill them in with bondo and paint the area. Should be about a $100
job at most body shops.
--
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

The Marquis de Sade
 
post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

Hey Scott!
Did you get that Cobra?
Never heard back from you.


Kate


"Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
news:6gqae.3744$Xg.1835@okepread02...
| If I recall correctly, I think i read that on a Cobra it actually lost a
| couple MPH on the top end due to the spoiler. they took it off and gained
1
| or 2 MPH. Google the archives.
|
| Scott
| "Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
| news:1Smae.89601$7Q4.88943@clgrps13...
| > The spoiler probably starts to offer it's benefits at speeds above 140
mph
| > (it's window dressing, young fellow.... ). How on earth do you back into
a
| > tree??? Somebody sneeak up and put it there when you weren't looking?
| >
| > Sarcasm aside.... why not check the wreckers for a replacement spoiler?
| >
| > "Scotter" <spam@spam.com> wrote in message
| > news:Htkae.28389$hu5.13675@tornado.texas.rr.com...
| > > OK...
| > > Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear spoiler.
| > > I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the
| trunk
| > > lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone know
if
| > > that is true?
| > > Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually
| > useful,
| > > if any?
| > > I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
| > > Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do about
| the
| > > two holes? Ideas?
| > > Thanks!
| > > --
| > > Scotter
| > >
| > >
| > >
| >
| >
|
|


 
post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-23-05, 06:01 PM
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Re: how useful is that spoiler on my 96 GT vert?

Cobra? Different Scott, I think.
You wanted to see pics of my new interior, which I have not gotten yet but
will!

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Scotter
96 GT vert


"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
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> Hey Scott!
> Did you get that Cobra?
> Never heard back from you.
>
>
> Kate
>
>
> "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:6gqae.3744$Xg.1835@okepread02...
> | If I recall correctly, I think i read that on a Cobra it actually lost a
> | couple MPH on the top end due to the spoiler. they took it off and
> gained
> 1
> | or 2 MPH. Google the archives.
> |
> | Scott
> | "Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
> | news:1Smae.89601$7Q4.88943@clgrps13...
> | > The spoiler probably starts to offer it's benefits at speeds above 140
> mph
> | > (it's window dressing, young fellow.... ). How on earth do you back
> into
> a
> | > tree??? Somebody sneeak up and put it there when you weren't looking?
> | >
> | > Sarcasm aside.... why not check the wreckers for a replacement
> spoiler?
> | >
> | > "Scotter" <spam@spam.com> wrote in message
> | > news:Htkae.28389$hu5.13675@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> | > > OK...
> | > > Today I backed into a tree and caused some damage to my rear
> spoiler.
> | > > I noticed when I open my trunk there are two *visible* screws in the
> | trunk
> | > > lid that appear to be all that holds on the spoiler. Does anyone
> know
> if
> | > > that is true?
> | > > Next question: At what speeds do you think that spoiler is actually
> | > useful,
> | > > if any?
> | > > I'm really not tied to keeping that thing or replacing it.
> | > > Finally, if I remove those screws and the spoiler, what do I do
> about
> | the
> | > > two holes? Ideas?
> | > > Thanks!
> | > > --
> | > > Scotter
> | > >
> | > >
> | > >
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>



 
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