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Old 09-13-2002, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default best wing or wingless for 94-98

basically im building a sick motor for a 95 i am picking up but the car has a fighter wing on it now that has to go..now i have heard stories from the newer mod motor guys that on newer cars they gained 2-3mph by taking the stock wing off..is it just that wing or should i be weary of anywing..i mean i am only going to see less than 130 in the 1/4 and is a strickly 1/4 car..so what you all think
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was under the assumption that you wing is helpfull in the downforce or whatever app you go for, at speeds over 100mph. Before that they aren't much for anything but looks. as far as that goes, i hate the no wing look IMO, it just looks like Ford didn't complete the job ya know?...
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Old 09-13-2002, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unless your car is spinning tires at 130, lose the wing. Wings create downforce to increase traction through friction AT HIGH SPEED. The increased friction also translates to slower top speed.
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Old 09-13-2002, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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mpj76 I agree. Even if the car was spinning the tires at 130, I dont think a stock type wing would make much difference.

As for looks, I like them best without a wing. But if I had to have one, I'd choose the Cobra.

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Old 09-13-2002, 02:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Wingman? Who needs a wingman?

My vote is for the clean shaved look. No need for a wing IMO.

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Old 09-13-2002, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I say no wing. I've had almost all the Saleen wings, and I think without a wing it has more refined, sleek lines, like a classic sports coupe (got a V6 decklid). But then again, I'm a big Euro car fan (especially BMWs), so my opinion may not be worth much

When did you pick up the SN95 dork??? You never write me anymore and tell me about your cars Keep a nigga in touch yo!!!
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Old 09-13-2002, 05:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hay check out my REAR END
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Old 09-13-2002, 07:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hay check out my REAR END
ooh! what a smooth rear end you got Belle! i always liked your rear end. we need more pics of it.

Hey, do you mind if i come over and wax your rear end? i will make sure i will rub it good!

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Old 09-13-2002, 08:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ooh! what a smooth rear end you got Belle! i always liked your rear end. we need more pics of it.

Hey, do you mind if i come over and wax your rear end? i will make sure i will rub it good!

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You better watch your back! I am considering releasing my ATTACH CANARY on you!!! Yeah, you might think a canary is a weak and defenseless bird, but it's the unexpected SILENCE of the attack that kills you.....you'll never even hear those small yellow wings creepng up behind you and then BAM!!! It's 1/4 inch beak is upon you.....

and for the big guns, I might have to let "Killer" out of his cage. (Killer AKA "Birdy Footy) the extremely aggressive lovebird!
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Old 09-13-2002, 10:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You better watch your back! I am considering releasing my ATTACH CANARY on you!!! Yeah, you might think a canary is a weak and defenseless bird, but it's the unexpected SILENCE of the attack that kills you.....you'll never even hear those small yellow wings creepng up behind you and then BAM!!! It's 1/4 inch beak is upon you.....

and for the big guns, I might have to let "Killer" out of his cage. (Killer AKA "Birdy Footy) the extremely aggressive lovebird!
you are going to unleash your "little" birdy on me? HAHAHAHA!
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Old 09-13-2002, 10:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was going to say to keep a wing because they look ugly as hell without them, but then I looked at the pic of belle's car and changed my mind. I don't know what to think anymore, I don't think I'd like a vert without a wing though(I realize that doesn't apply to you).
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was going to say to keep a wing because they look ugly as hell without them, but then I looked at the pic of belle's car and changed my mind. I don't know what to think anymore.
Was going to say the exact same thing. even voted for a cobra wing. It looks realy clean without it.

(and people say I dont like it when people modify their cars!)
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Old 09-14-2002, 09:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I say no wing. I've had almost all the Saleen wings, and I think without a wing it has more refined, sleek lines, like a classic sports coupe (got a V6 decklid). But then again, I'm a big Euro car fan (especially BMWs), so my opinion may not be worth much

When did you pick up the SN95 dork??? You never write me anymore and tell me about your cars Keep a nigga in touch yo!!!
it is a 95 v-6..black fighter wing..cobra front bumper..dual exhaust..varios yellow interior parts..its hot i might just rock it like it is

its making way for a 408 DFI motor w /c-4..got some parts allready..can you say over 500hp and 500ftq under 6000rpms..i got a woody!o yea i got a purple bottle with anohter benjamin of horses for it also...
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Old 09-16-2002, 07:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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.... my canary died on Sat....
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i kinda like the supra style wing that is on it right now it gives it a ricer look and those rims on it look real sharp almost like they came off someones honda
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what do you think about the foxbody lx hatchbacks? wing or wingless, or with the GT wing. I like the idea of the GT wing, Ford should not have used the lx wing except for on the 4 bangers. That and the bullet holes, pre-'91. Those should have been 4 cyl parts. anyway, does anyone know what it looks like under a foxbody lx wing? wondering if i'd have to repaint if i went with a different wing.
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i kinda like the supra style wing that is on it right now it gives it a ricer look and those rims on it look real sharp almost like they came off someones honda
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My vote is for the s281 wing, looks clean but still sets off the rear end nicely.

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Thank you... At least he was happy living with us.
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