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View Poll Results: Do GTVs look better with or without a rear spoiler
Better with a rear spoiler 32 53.33%
Better without a rear spoiler 25 41.67%
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Personally I think they look better without the rear spoiler
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I can never make up my mind. If I can find one for a sensible price I'm planning to give it a go but I suspect I well prefer without.
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Soooo much better with. Finishes the car off nicely.
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Most definitely With, but then I am biased !!
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With, without a doubt.
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I've had one of each and I liked the spoiler better
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Rear end downforce is not an issue with the GTV so no need, why spoil something that is already a design classic?
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Definately with in my opinion, just carries that slash up over the rear end in my eyes, like its speeding and blurry even stood still
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At an indicated 160mph I can assure you the spoiler does have a beneficial effect
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At an indicated 160mph I can assure you the spoiler does have a beneficial effect
This!

A Gtv with no spoiler looks weird. Plus when you get out to stretch your legs and have a drink, what do you lean on and put your drink on

Or in HMs case, what do you write expletives on when it is covered with snow and ice
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I agree, defiantly with a spoiler!

You never know when you might find the need to iron a tee shirt!!

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I agree, defiantly with a spoiler!

You never know when you might find the need to iron a tee shirt!!
I use mine as a picnic table at shows for coffee and sandwiches.... really!
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I can never make up my mind. If I can find one for a sensible price I'm planning to give it a go but I suspect I well prefer without.
You can get spoilers for around 50 now. So many cars being broken has caused prices to fall.
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At an indicated 160mph I can assure you the spoiler does have a beneficial effect
Yeah, I know the Cup aerokit did have aerodynamic benefits, I'm not so sure about the other ones though....
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I use mine as a picnic table at shows for coffee and sandwiches.... really!
Sounds fab!!
I'll keep an eye out for you at the next show, you can't beat coffee and sarnies
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Yeah, I know the Cup aerokit did have aerodynamic benefits, I'm not so sure about the other ones though....
There is no difference between that and just having a rear wing
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There is no difference between that and just having a rear wing
I'm not sure about that - a lot of rear wings don't actually do anything, like the tea trays on 156's
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Sure the Cups are just Lamb dressed as mutton and actually slower than a normal V6 due to the additional lard/wind block rubbish it had to cart around which causes more drag than downforce.
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Rear spoiler or not that is the question ???????? YESSSSSS....
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Not as bad as the 156 shopping trolley handle but still looks like a marketing department..."I know, how about....?"

Oh, better without.
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It depends on the rest of the car IMO, some colours/wheel designs/suspension height/other exterior mods may work better with a spoiler than others. I would take each example on its own merits and go from there...

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It depends on the rest of the car IMO, some colours/wheel designs/suspension height/other exterior mods may work better with a spoiler than others. I would take each example on its own merits and go from there...

agree with this.

i was always planning to take mine off as i preferred them without, but i am so used to it now it would just look strange without it.
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That Bacon bloke talks sense, doesn't he?

Dark blue V6 aero please!
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