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Old 09-03-2007, 06:22 PM
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Hi guys,

Broke my stock spoiler today when the car accidentally got read-ended by a 1:1 wheel...[&:]

However, I'm considering getting a new spoiler since I can't seem to live without them. I know their purpose is to increase the downforce on the rear of the car to reduce lift but is there a "magic" height to width ratio that will keep the car stable through the drift without imposing too much grip?

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Old 09-03-2007, 06:51 PM
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Tbh downforce and that stuff doesnt really come into it while drifting as you never carry enough speed while drifting anyway.
rule for drifting and spoilers get the biggest one like one from a aeroplane tail cos its got to look sick lol
nah seriously it doesnt effect too much size wise so pick the style that u like and suits your ride
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:52 PM
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i agree that rear spoilers on drift cars is just a style thing. Theres not enough speed acting on them to have much effect anyway. Besides, youre drifting. Youre sideways. You want less grip and downforce. Don't you? Just get a spoiler that looks good
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:14 PM
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yup at drift speeds its all about the looks....
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:49 PM
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I have found over the years that Wings do count a little, not alot but a little...

In racing, a Wing is essential as Airflow does play a part, so too in RC Drifting.

I have found that as long as it has a Wing, you have a little more control over the rear of the car then you do with out one..

Drifting a Ute shell as opposed to a sedan shell feels slightly different, the Ute tends to show more tail happiness and more of an ability to spin easier requiring more counter steer then the Sedan shell...
Give it a go yourself and see if you notice a difference..

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:37 PM
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true there magnat
thats because when sideways the airflow is over the backbed on that design so a spoiler would help keep rear traction on that type of model.
in saying that yours is the first drifting ute ive seen
she does looks sweet tho bro [8D]
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:44 PM
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Here is the real Ute (Sorry, Pickup lol) that the Shells based on
The Ford BA XR8 Ute
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