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Old 05-04-2009, 04:41 PM
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Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

I ordered a real JDM spoiler last week from Japan. It arrived today, and I installed it. It was from a pearlie, so it was already painted the right color. The fitment was terrific, and it doesn't sag at all. I had purchased one of the Motorsport replicas many years ago for a previous svx, and it sagged badly and was of generally bad quality.







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Old 05-04-2009, 04:51 PM
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

That is sexy.....
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:12 PM
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

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The spoiler compliments the other subtle changes nicely.
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

I want your car...
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

I still prefer the USDM spoiler.
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

I still prefer no spoiler


But very cool nonetheless
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:41 PM
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

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I still prefer no spoiler


But very cool nonetheless
I'm with Splinter. The SVX looks better with no rear spoiler.

Both the JDM and the US spoilers look good, both are cool, but they take away from the balance of the design. The rear of the SVX is its worst feature. The rear of the SVX is clumpy, frumpish, too heavy and just too darn fat-assed! So the way to improve the look of that is not to add a spoiler that will make it look even bigger!

In terms of aerodynamics it's my contention both spoiler types were added to the car purely for cosmetic reasons, to suit the markets. They may indeed increase rear downforce at speed, but if so it will be at the expense of added drag, which is why US market SVXes get it hard to beat 140 mph, while continental cars have been shown doing much higher speeds.

A classic case of less is more.

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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

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I still prefer the USDM spoiler.
I agree even though the JDM looks nice.

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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

How was the install of this? I've been eying one, but wasn't sure if I'd have to modify my trunk to install it...
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

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How was the install of this? I've been eying one, but wasn't sure if I'd have to modify my trunk to install it...
It was simple and only took about 10 minutes to install. You just need to drill out the 2 rearmost spoiler holes on each side. They're visible when you look at the inside of the trunk.
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

How much does one of those cost? I wonder if I could order one from work...
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

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How much does one of those cost?
I would like the cost as well. To think... ordering a JDM Spoiler already paint matched to my Polo.... mmmmm... good thoughts
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

I prefer the JDM verson
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

Oh my... your car is simply beautiful. I was playing Gran Turismo 2 today and was wondering why the SVX's all had funny looking spoilers... here's my answer. All I've got to say is WOW. I love it! Nice find.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:33 AM
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Re: Real JDM Spoiler Installed. Pics inside. 56k Take a Hike.

That is one slick looking pearlie.

the JDM spoiler looks more like the concept, and looks good.

The lines of the USDM spoiler are longer, and sleeker, though, and I kind of prefer it.

I don't dis-like a non-spoilered SVX, but it looks just a bit unfinished. Maybe if the rear deck had an upturn at the back, or something... but I like it with a spoiler better.

Not sure if I think the USDM spoiler looks good as is, or if it needs to be moved back about an inch or two, so the back cant from the deck lid and the spoiler fit, rather than stagger.

The back of the SVX is big. The car is kinda big all over, but it looks good, and carries it's aesthetic mass pretty well.

IF anything to change on the design, I would make the front fenders more like the rear, with a hard line flare, sort of like a Porsche 944's front fender. The curve is nice, but the front and rear fenders don't quite match each other. I might also do some sort of heat extraction vent, or something subtle to break up the big expanse of hood.
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