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Yea, i know.. most people i talk to think that the aluminum wings look stupid, huge, out of place, etc.. i was just wondering if there were any that didnt look bad on an escort? preferably the smaller ones.. i am not a fan of the HUGE aluminum wings. i just want to get rid of that stock gt wing, the one from the 91 egt..
 

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I snagged a ´glass one from an older saab 900 turbo.It is a lot taller then stock and more functional.(my cars butt is nailed to the ground)I even noticed a difference in the snow,I didn´t feel as if my trunk was gonna pass me.(do not attempt.Professional driver on a not so closed course)you know how scorts hydro?It´s not so bad with some real useable down force.
 

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check this out: http://216.40.213.24/features/escort/index2.html

I´ve pointed this guys ride out a few times...here´s what I think you should do, get a wing that isn´t tall...as long as its short I think it can be quite functional and look good.

Try looking up "escort gt" on ebay. There´s one that´s been going on there for a month or so made by MeGan, it looks good, and its only like 65 bucks.
 

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wait... there was a wing in that page..? oh... there it is.. i couldnt get past the boobies... @[email protected] i think i will opt for the ebay option. they seem to have alot of quality smaller aluminum wings for cheaper prices.. thanks for the help
 

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i think it also depends on the color of the car an aluminum wing´s put on as well. i´m not a fan of any kind of double decker kinds, subtle as that one was...but combined with the rest of the mods it blends in well
 

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There was a post a while back it´s on the second page of exterior mods by shinyblue, titled my next mod. If your looking fir a wing why not try this one.
Just a thought.
 

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I just don´t see putting something that will cause more drag than down force on the back of my car. I had a teacher when I was going to UTI that always said "If you want some real down force weld a snow shovel to the back of your car."
 

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I was told the true idea of the wing was to keep the a$$ end down on the ground. Since the front wheel drive car pulls forward unlike the rearwheel that dips in the back. Thats why they put a wing on a lot of front wheel drive sports cars.
 

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man screw the wing. im tellin ya wings dont even work unless ure atleast doin 60. lets c ure car is front wheel drive so u wont b putting anyforce on your drive wheels. its just gona add weight and drag on your car , dont give in to thos crapy riced out civic looks. man blow them by with out a wing and hassle em bout how stupid it is after u leave him in the dust thats my way
 

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take that 150 buks ure gona spen and put that into some engine mods . then you could go faster thats the idea right not t look fast its to go fast.
 

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this is funny

i see this discusion on many forums, and no-one can ever pull out a scientific fact to back there OPINION up.
 

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My old roommate had this HUGE aluminum adjustable wing for his turbo civic. The wing was so big it was a model for "Shopping-cart Racing" and every cop ALWAYS noticed the car because of the wing. His car was stolen two days ago, and recovered with nothing left.

I´ll admit with the front and rear strut tower bars, and the oversized antisway bars on the bottom, at 75mph his car was planted and had the best handling characterists...which is helpful at high speeds. They might not be drive wheels on the back, but stability at speed is important.

I´m not sure if I´m into the whole aluminum wing thing. I´m too used to laughing at the 91 Sentra´s with no mods but a wing in town. Here´s what I want to do. I like my little GT wing, but I do want to be different. I think I´m going to get a touring wing off of a 318 BMW. Its fiberglass so it wont have the "aluminum-rice" look and feel, but it will be larger and it will have the little winglets that go down on the sides of the car that I really want. I hope its funtionality will only help me, but if it doesn´t, its the way I want to make the scort look. I need to get the scort lowered first though.
 

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Ok, proof from the guys at G-tech. I took this straight from thier web page:

The horsepower that G-Tech measures also includes vehicle aerodynamic drag. This means that if you tape over your headlights and grill, remove rear view mirrors and windshield wipers to reduce your drag, you will measure a Horsepower increase even though you didn´t make any changes to the engine. After adding an aftermarket spoiler you will likely find a decrease in measured horsepower, since you increased the drag losses on your vehicle.

Point is those one size fit all ricers wings are more of a burden than a help. If you were to take your car to a wind tunnel and actually design a wing that fits you car perfectly, then it might be worth it, but just sticking a huge protrusion from your trunk isn´t a good idea.
 

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really, the only reason you´d put a wing on for functionalityis when the car is strictly for amatuer/professional roadracing, and as previuosly stated, those wings are custom made to fit the car so it does in fact help. having a wing on any other way is really just for show - to make it look nicer, or make it look ricer depending how far you take

myself, i´m thinking about replacing the small stock wing with a terminator 1 or 3 style
not the double wing one
 

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hay blade i know the wing your talking about ( i think ), and it would look good. saw one at street-beat.com

finaly some facts
sounds about right too
 
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