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    Spoiler Alert

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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    I guess with bald tires and non-British car, needs all the help he can get. Or it is an antenna and eavesdropping on neighbors internet services.
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    These particular cars have always been amusing (with a single spoiler) because that wing invariably wouldn't be really useful until the car was going faster than it could even go.
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    These particular cars have always been amusing (with a single spoiler) because that wing invariably wouldn't be really useful until the car was going faster than it could even go.
    And i still can never get my head around a spoiler on a front wheel drive car.

    but look at us actually discussing this as though it was a normal rational logic that led to that drivers decision. Clearly he read somewhere that chicks dig spoilers and figured more must be better
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    I pulled the stock spoiler on my 2003 MINI S and put a JCW spoiler in it's place. Even though it is front wheel drive, you can control the rear slide better for track and Solo. I also added splitter to front and now have a confortable downforce at speed in curves.IMG_20180603_201325.jpg
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    And i still can never get my head around a spoiler on a front wheel drive car.

    but look at us actually discussing this as though it was a normal rational logic that led to that drivers decision. Clearly he read somewhere that chicks dig spoilers and figured more must be better
    Audi TT has a rear spoiler, to correct high speed instability. And the chicks really dig it!! (Actually I much prefer the clean lines of the original TT, but respect the engineering team.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    I noticed the proximity of the beach - and assumed this was "hurricane-proofing"? Enough downforce to keep the car from being blown away!
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    Clearly he read somewhere that chicks dig spoilers and figured more must be better
    Those would be ladies I'd avoid.
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryK View Post
    I pulled the stock spoiler on my 2003 MINI S and put a JCW spoiler in it's place. Even though it is front wheel drive, you can control the rear slide better for track and Solo. I also added splitter to front and now have a confortable downforce at speed in curves.IMG_20180603_201325.jpg
    That's a pretty little Mini, Larry!
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    Re: Spoiler Alert

    Thanks. Exterior pretty much original except add ons. These wheels are track tires and wheels. I also took out rear seat for weight and lighter battery ( about 100 lbs. alltogether with skid plate for rallyes ). Need to go and see how much closer I am in the curves. The V-8s hate seeing the red mirrors in their rear vision.
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