close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

STI, is the ugly wing actually functional?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Ron3, May 20, 2006.

  1. Ron3

    Ron3

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Florida
    It's just hideous!

    I mean are we talking 5lbs of downforce at 100mph or what?

    Tried to post a pic but it didn't work.

    Ron3
     
  2. ColoradoPacker

    ColoradoPacker What's a Glock?

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado Rockies
    It does make a difference but I can't say how much, but the car is very stable at 150+ mph :supergrin:
     

  3. Mustang1075

    Mustang1075

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    The wings on both the STI and EVO are SUPPOSED to provide additional downforce. This only really applies for high speeds. Most people in their everyday driving, these wings will make little to no difference. The only time you would probably be able to tell the little bit of difference would be if you were taking these vehicles at high speeds on the track...
     
  4. Ron3

    Ron3

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Florida
    I found a car mag that talked to Subaru engineers and they said about 50lbs of downforce at 100mph. Sorry no link.

    Nice, but it's ugly!

    Ron3
     
  5. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 1999
    Messages:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Western WA
  6. Ron3

    Ron3

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Florida