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      10-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Roof Spoiler functionality

Does anyone know if the AC Schnitzer roof spoiler is actually engineered for high speeds or is it mainly aesthetic?

Here is a picture of it and it seems to be the most common roof spoiler I see on E9X cars.
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I doubt it creates much difference. You would benefit more from suspension upgrades than a roof-spoiler for high-speed stability. Unless we are talking like 170+ mph, in which case it might create a few extra lbs of downforce, still not worth it at a performance perspective. Also, i wouldnt say that it is a performance inhibitor either. Having your windows down would influence your aerodynamics more than having this or not having this.


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just for looks
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I admit. I have one, and it just for looks.
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Can't speak for the roof spoiler, but the OEM trunk spoiler allegedly kills 50 lbs of lift @ 100 mph.
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it's engineered to fuck up the rain water and have it swirl around the window instead of running off.
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Can't speak for the roof spoiler, but the OEM trunk spoiler allegedly kills 50 lbs of lift @ 100 mph.
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