152-MPH for five minutes (before I attempted fate with the CHP on I-10), had no problems.
I hear you on that. amigo - especially in PA and NJ and NY where I usually end up doing my high speed driving. But I must say - even with the crap roads around here, at high speed, the car has never been anything but top notch stable. As surprised as I am - even my girl was comfortable in the passenger seat at 150 for a while. I will say that she admitted that she decided to stop looking at the speedo when it crossed 140.iball said:True on that one about the varying road surfaces.
U.S. roads were neither designed nor engineered for high speeds like the autobahns are.
Which is why none of you should be speeding at more than 100mph over there! :lol:
Obviously you never had your wing off, the sheer weight of the wing is like 10 lbs or so. Not going to do much with that weight.Boossssssssst said:just my 2 cents as an ex-audi TT owner.
Audi recalled all year 2000 models for an additional tiny spoiler right under the rear window.
try to see it for yourself how small it is...
Why did they put it?
they had deadly accidents at speeds over 100Mph. :eeeek:
the car lost ground and flipped taking the slightest turn on the Autobahn.
tests show that the rear became so light, that the down force on the back wheels was 50Lb. :wah?!: (oooops) that small addition to the back raised the downforce to about 275Lb.
I don't know how much ours pushes...but even the sheer weight of having it counts for something.
there is always an option that it was "idiot designed" and actually picks the car up, even though that is highly unlikely.
if my spelling is horrid, its because I should go to sleep now...
drive safe everyone
http://www.circletrack.com/techarticles/0304_aero/The rear spoiler produces two effects at the same time. It provides aero downforce generated from low pressure on the underside, as well as aero drag that creates a cantilever effect, distributing some of the weight of the car from the front to rear. Many racers mistake this effect for downforce because it will tighten a loose car by adding more weight to the rear of the car.
Ummm, it WASN'T an option....souletrain said:Just to add more fuel to the fire. As the Veterans will remember the wing was an option for '03 and I think for '04. That being the case Dodge would have never let the cars out the door without a wing if it was so important.
I have removed my wing after friend who is a Boeing Engineer laughed at the design and the shape of the wing. His comment was "Dodge was trying to get the ass end even higher at top speed." I do alot of track racing were a wing would be more important. I will admit I have added a front spoiler and a rear diffusser. Going wingless has had no effect on the handling of the car, but due to this debate I re-installed my winged decklid. My track times did suffer from the wing and I didn't get any of the benefits I was looking for. My track speeds ranged from 45-140 on a turn track. I don't know how many of you race on the track, but I feel you should do what like.
Who was "Wolfgang?" marketing guy?At one point, after 2003 launch, Wolfgang said now that we've launched the hottest sport compact on earth, can we please get rid of that ugly wing ? We investigated a number of options including an EVO-style setup, but it cost way too much in tooling for a $21,000 low volume car.
LOL, but your comment brings back dark memories of several badly damaged/totaled SRT-4's where the OEM rear spoiler always survived.The spoiler is actually a hoist point for transporting the vehicle via rail/sea/air.
Hopefully no one actually tries this