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This is a discussion on GTO spoiler benefits within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Im replacing the oem trunk with one from carbon creations. Even though i like the look of the oem wing, ...

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    Im replacing the oem trunk with one from carbon creations. Even though i like the look of the oem wing, i dont know if it actually provides any real function. (Ie down force for drag racing) if it doesnt provide any benefit i would really like to avoid drilling through the pretty carbon fiber. Im sure know one has any real data on this but any input would be helpfull to my consideration.
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    Honestly it's for looks more then function, just like on the Trans Am. I read you'd have to be over speeds of 100 constantly for both to provide any benefit.


    Post a pic I'd like to see how different it is over stock.

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    Thanks for the input. Ill put up before and after pics whenever i get home to install it. Would you recommend a spoiler period?

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    IMHO no....not unless you're driving course racing where you'll see constant speeds in triple digits.

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    That makes sense. Have you ever seen anyone else running carbon fiber anywhere else on their vehicle. The only reason i went with one is because it was cheaper than an oem replacement.

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    Yes I have. As long as you don't have a God awful huge wing (Fast & Furious) and it looks good nothing wrong with getting one.

    What's wrong with the OEM one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethinboots View Post
    That makes sense. Have you ever seen anyone else running carbon fiber anywhere else on their vehicle. The only reason i went with one is because it was cheaper than an oem replacement.
    While it may not be effective, if you like it, and the price is good to you, go for it. I agree with the "Say no to Fast and Furious" though.

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    I've seen a few GTO's over the years without wings. I'm not a big fan of them without the wing. The backs of them get very dodge stratus looking. That wing is looks only but I personally like it on there. Your car though so go with whatever you like.
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    Same with a Trans Am....Seen one with out and didn't recognized it as one.

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    Agreed..

    They look godawful with the spoiler missing!

    Someone has already likened my car to a Ford Probe...
    He got a f*ckin' good tongue lashing....



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    Well shit lol... i guess ill just include it with the next trunk. I dont want to get mistaken for a stratus.

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    GTO spoiler benefits

    When I used to post on the GTO forums years ago, I found a group purchase thread for the carbon fiber spoiler I currently have. Look up Maverick Man carbon. Check out our sponsors and eBay for the RKSport three-piece spoiler based off the aussie HSV spoiler. There was also a lip spoiler from DMS, but I think that company closed. Sarona made a nice ducktail based off the GTO Ram Air 6, but I don't know if thatsw still available. If you want a true Aussie spoiler, look into JHP, but that's more money.


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    Looks good.

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    I get invalid link on that......

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    any different ways to post pics?

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    There is an icon in both the quick reply box and advance box that when you place the arrow over it says Insert Image, click on it and a window pops up, next click on from url tab in the pop up. Copy the url from photobucket and past it in the URL line, uncheck the retrieve....box and click ok. It will post.

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    Ok that makes since. Need to get photobucket.

    Anyway. I had issues re installing the trunk latch during the install. I don't keep anything in the trunk because this car is only a weekend/track car now. I've also ran the car at high speeds without anything bad happening. Any real reason to buy a new 170 dollar latch?

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    I'd look for one on ebay or junk yard first.

    Is it a key issue or the latch itself?

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    Latch itself. There is not key entry for the trunk on the gto for whatever reason. I'll check junkyards, but these cars are few and far between.

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