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Old 08-05-2011, 06:06 AM
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Should I add a Spoiler???

I can't decide.
I found the OEM spoiler (painted, of course) for $350 locally.
Would need to have it intsalled too, maybe $100 more?

Is it a waste o fmoney, better spent on tires, or a nice dress-up?

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:12 AM
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Yeah.
'N'yuh should neva be widdou'cher pointy-ended bicycle helmet when'yer drivin' too.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:08 AM
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All up to you. I personally wouldn't mind getting one....
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:37 AM
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as long as its the oem lip style I likey...but the cr version or similar[ sti style 1 foot off the trunk] im not a fan of.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:54 AM
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The lip one doesnt add much to the look. This OEM spoiler seems like a good compromise between that and the CR.

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:58 AM
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I like the OEM lip type, like was said I am not a big fan of the OEM wing in either version.

And you can install it yourself http://www.handa-accessories.com/S2000/s2kspoiler.pdf

Here is mine.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:15 AM
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Save it for tires.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:54 AM
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Otter,

I dont think tires would work very well as a spoiler.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:00 AM
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^HAHA
It would improve traction! HAHA
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
Otter,

I dont think tires would work very well as a spoiler.
It would work better. The weight of the tires creates downforce on the rear at all speeds. It adds some pounds, but keeps you firmly planted on the road. Winning!
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:26 PM
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First line in the install directions

Not for do-it-yourselfers. Should be professionally installed.

That puts me off a bit. My local dealer wants $199 to install it- craxzy!

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Pointy-ended bicycle helmetz go on eazy.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by theotter View Post
It would work better. The weight of the tires creates downforce on the rear at all speeds. It adds some pounds, but keeps you firmly planted on the road. Winning!
Thats always been my thinking about the stock exhaust too. That **** is heavy, but it serves a purpose. I dont even like the handling of my car on an almost empty tank.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:16 PM
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I like what the addition did to the appearance of mine.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeLabGuy View Post
I like what the addition did to the appearance of mine.
You should post up a pic, how big of tires did you use? Did you use a ratchet strap to hold them down or just some kind of rope?
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:39 PM
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I'm quite pleased with the change in appearance to my Sebring Silver AP2 with the OEM rear spoiler, and the front lip. Both were very easy to install on my own, and there are plenty of online step by step's detailing how best to do both.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:56 PM
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Unless you're running over 90 all the time, the spoiler is just cosmetic and has become somewhat of a cliche. Tires, on the other hand, are very important to keeping the car on the road.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:09 AM
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All I want is the look. Performance is not an issue, nor would I buy that spoiler for performance.

Think I'm going to do it, based on the photos above. I have a neighbor who is in the autobody business. He offered to help me.

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:34 AM
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I've got the OEM lip one on my S2000. Im my opinion its the best look if you are not adding the side strakes or a front lip. It really looks like it came with the car. Very simple to install yourself if you follow the instructions.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:08 AM
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My wife is trying to talk me out of it, saying it really makes little difference in the appearance.

If I said I didn't like it, she'd try to talk me into it


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Old 08-06-2011, 09:30 PM
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Jazz, do yourself a favor and buy it; along with the front lip for the bumper! It adds so much style to the car, but it's so simple and low-profile; after you have those two items installed, you won't even want to think of how the car would look without them.

I'm glad that your neighbor is helping you because this really is a simply install, despite what those instructions say. It will take you thirty minutes at the most. Also, check out this link for some more info: https://www.s2000.com/forums/exterio...ntal-info.html
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Jazzman View Post
I can't decide.
I found the OEM spoiler (painted, of course) for $350 locally.
Would need to have it intsalled too, maybe $100 more?

Is it a waste o fmoney, better spent on tires, or a nice dress-up?

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You are right, it is better to spend it on the tires (Bridgestone or GoodYear, etc.), later, e.g. change the lights into AP2 for example ???

Sooo, in my opinion, noooooooooo you shouldn't add a spoiler because you don't need to increase the air friction and increase the Cd, make your car burning a little more fuel than the stock version,


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Old 08-07-2011, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by philiam View Post
Unless you're running over 90 all the time, the spoiler is just cosmetic and has become somewhat of a cliche. Tires, on the other hand, are very important to keeping the car on the road.
Very DITTO!
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:50 AM
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Rear OEM small spoiler looks best, why not install it yourself?
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by s2kx2 View Post
Rear OEM small spoiler looks best, why not install it yourself?
It is a simple install...
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:04 PM
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Just use 3m double stick tape no need to drill holes, thats what I have on my veilside holding strong for over a year, Im not sure how ill even get it off when I want to lol
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:24 PM
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I asked my neighbor (autobody shop) about install with 3M tpe or other adhesive. He laughed.

Just sayin'


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Old 08-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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He laughed, I did it and you cant budge it about 2 years later
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
The lip one doesnt add much to the look. This OEM spoiler seems like a good compromise between that and the CR.

I like this one the best!
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:08 PM
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Yes, i like the OEM Wing as well (not to be confused with the CR wing or the OEM spoiler)

I think it finishes off the rear of the car perfectly and i like the little side bits that mimic the shape of the front end.

I'm hoping to buy an AP2 with it already installed so I don't have to bother doing it myself and worrying about paint matching.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:56 PM
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I like the front lip spoiler because it protects the front bumper from random curb scrapes. It also makes the front end of the car even with the sides. I never really liked how, on AP1s, the entire bottom of the car in front of the front wheels was at least an inch or so higher than the sides. Looked strange! Now it's low and sporty and has a function (however ancillary that purpose may be). I bought and installed this item myself.

However, I bought my car used and it came with the OEM rear spoiler. If I could do it easily, I'd swap someone for a naked trunk. I don't like the concept of a rear spoiler unless it has a functional purpose too. As others have said, I think it's overplayed nowadays. Even the ~120 hp Honda Fit Sport has one. On a hatchback. For a 120 hp machine? Yeeeaaah right.

By the way, I get excessive dirt on the top side of my rear bumper and on the vertical part of the trunk directly under the OEM rear spoiler. I think it's because the aerodynamics of the car are altered significantly by the rear spoiler and it causes airborne particles to rest on those surfaces. It's significant enough that the rest of my car can look relatively clean and only those surfaces will have visible signs of dirtiness.
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I like this one the best!
I like that one too... I saw one this weekend that actually looked a little like the OEM, but covered the 3rd brake light...made the rear end very clean lookng.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:40 PM
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:55 AM
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It's just my opinion and I don't want to offend anyone but I think that spoilers are just that... They spoil the lines of a well designed automobile and let's face it the S is a very well designed car. Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop spending money but I draw the line when it comes to spoilers.

A few years back my company provided me with a pontiac Bonneville, which came with a spoiler. I asked them to get me one without the spoiler because I thought it ruined the already marginal lines of the car. they said fine, it will cost you $80. I won't bore everybody with a catalog of my swear words, but I paid it and was glad I did. By the way the Bonneville was a wonderful car. It was fairly fast (for a company car), it handled well and got 30 mpg on the highway. The fact that GM wasn't able to sell Pontiacs is a good indication of their incompetent management.
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By the way, I get excessive dirt on the top side of my rear bumper and on the vertical part of the trunk directly under the OEM rear spoiler. I think it's because the aerodynamics of the car are altered significantly by the rear spoiler and it causes airborne particles to rest on those surfaces. It's significant enough that the rest of my car can look relatively clean and only those surfaces will have visible signs of dirtiness.
I dont think this really has much to do with the spoiler; all cars tend to accumulate dust on the rear trunk area and especially on the top of the bumper.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:23 AM
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Just to let you all know, I haven't made the move yet.
Still not sure.


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Old 08-23-2011, 07:20 PM
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i like my spoiler. without it i think it looks bare.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:38 PM
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AP2 for me.....with oem lip and spoiler. And I feel that it truly sets the car apart and appears more aggressive. And I agree with above poster....without the rear spoiler, I feel that the back deck looks pretty bare. If you are going for the more minnimalist look, then I would go with at least the rear lip spoiler.
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spreedizzle, l agree with what you said. Without it, the trunk lid looks pretty bare.
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