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Old 03-20-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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How often does your spoiler come up on secondary roads?

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Old 03-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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When I push the button ...well that's probably a big fib...but it does put one in my area at 20 over and that might mean a tow and the ride in back of a police car.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:52 AM   #5
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Mine comes up all the time mostly when I'm in the city.

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Old topic I know, not sure if this was originally a rhetorical question but I have been wanting to figure out a way to see my spoiler come up... how do you guys know when your spoiler comes up? I know the spoiler light only comes on when the spoiler fails to come up, and you cant really see the spoiler in the rear view mirror. The only way I have figured is to have my wife follow me or set up an external camera on a mount to test if the spoiler is working. :-)

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The correct answer is only at the track or at Bonneville, officer....
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Old topic I know, not sure if this was originally a rhetorical question but I have been wanting to figure out a way to see my spoiler come up... how do you guys know when your spoiler comes up? I know the spoiler light only comes on when the spoiler fails to come up, and you cant really see the spoiler in the rear view mirror. The only way I have figured is to have my wife follow me or set up an external camera on a mount to test if the spoiler is working. :-)

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It's a little overkill, I suppose, but you can install a spoiler activation light in the dash. Sold on eBay.
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Old topic I know, not sure if this was originally a rhetorical question but I have been wanting to figure out a way to see my spoiler come up... how do you guys know when your spoiler comes up? I know the spoiler light only comes on when the spoiler fails to come up, and you cant really see the spoiler in the rear view mirror. The only way I have figured is to have my wife follow me or set up an external camera on a mount to test if the spoiler is working. :-)

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Put an offensive phrase on your spoiler and it will be easy to tell as people pass you. They tend to let you know with one of their fingers.


On a serious note just trust that it works, and know that It will be up once you pass 75 then will go down once you drop beneath 55. (Correct me if I am wrong)
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Put an offensive phrase on your spoiler and it will be easy to tell as people pass you. They tend to let you know with one of their fingers.


On a serious note just trust that it works, and know that It will be up once you pass 75 then will go down once you drop beneath 55. (Correct me if I am wrong)
I believe it's 50mph on the down-stroke. Mine goes up at 75mph on the speedo which is actually 73mph. If I rise up in my seat till my head almost touches the roof, I can see the rear spoiler is up.
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Sorry to take this thread off its path but does anyone like how the spoiler looks? I for one don't like it at all. I feel like it should have came like this from factory.
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Shehadehd couldn't help but to satisfy his tuner background when it came to the CF wing. He probably has different angles, but I think he enjoys the wing

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The correct answer is only at the track or at Bonneville, officer....
Or on I-84 in Idaho, or I-15 or I-80 in Utah !
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I really don't care for it at all. It's nobody's business how fast I was driving before. I think it looks stupid when it's up. I'd like to remove the mechanism and make my car lighter. Does anyone make a delete bracket?
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I believe it's 50mph on the down-stroke. Mine goes up at 75mph on the speedo which is actually 73mph. If I rise up in my seat till my head almost touches the roof, I can see the rear spoiler is up.
Wow, I was just kidding trying to do that

I see you speedo is off about the same as mine. I kind of like having a 2-3 MPH buffer
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I hold up my cell phone and take a picture. Honestly, I wish it would stay down until I hit about 90; spoils the fluidity of the car's silhouette. My top's down all the time anyway so I figure that windshield is enough of a "spoiler"!

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