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Old 26 Oct 2011, 03:16 pm
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Default where can i get the wing from the honda civic in the movie gran torino? its the car the chinese...

...gangsters have? i already have a white honda similar to theirs, now i wanna know where i can get the exact same wing they have on the back. its grey. please help! no luck findin it yet.
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Old 26 Oct 2011, 03:31 pm
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This was most likely custom fabricated by the prop department that supplied the cars to the movie.

Contact a metal fabricator and have one made.

Why would anyone want to place a spoiler on the back end of a front wheel drive vehicle? Think about what you are about to do.

This is a front wheel drive car. Your drive wheels are in front. Your steering is in front. Placing a spoiler at the rear of the car would create down force on the rear of the car, which would remove down force to the front of the car where you really need it.

Next. A spoiler really doesn't generate any significant down force until you are going well over 100 MPH. How much problems are you having with this car in sharp turns going over 100 MPH?

Next. Anyone who has actually pushed a front wheel drive vehicle to it's limits on a track knows that in a hard turn the front wheels are more apt to break loose in a corner than the rear wheels.

Next. A spoiler produces down force by creating drag. This is usually not a problem with a race car because it will have a very high horse power engine, many times in excess of 700 HP. The engines used in this car made a mere 120 HP to 195 HP. Hardly enough power to have any to waste on a spoiler. The drag produced by a spoiler will actually slow a low powered car like yours.

If you feel you really must have a spoiler, the more appropriate location would be on the middle of the hood. This is where it would do the most good on a front wheel drive sedan like yours. However this will obstruct your vision. It would also look stupid.

You have been playing too many video games and watching too many Hollywood movies.
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Old 26 Oct 2011, 03:46 pm
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That spoiler is called the "Invader" style. It is sold by many different body kit companies.

Be prepared if you purchase it - you will get made fun of by practically everyone. It is one of the riciest spoilers ever made.

Link to purchase one:

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