Rear Spoiler: An expression of sportiness or nonsense ?!

For many, the rear spoiler is considered the ultimate symbol of a sports car. For example, all vehicles have a rear spoiler in the DTM, rallies and Formula 1. And of course not without reason. But does it make sense to buy one for your private car? Which variants of a rear spoiler are there and what should you pay attention to? The following contribution will help you to answer these questions.

The rear spoiler and its functions

The function of a rear spoiler is relatively simple. He should reduce the buoyancy of the vehicle and thereby not significantly increase the air resistance. Sometimes it even happens that the air resistance with a rear spoiler in addition reduced becomes. This means that a rear spoiler prevents cars from separating from the road at too high a speed.

Tip: Depending on the type, the edge protection must be observed!

The attachment of a rear spoiler is of correspondingly high importance in motor sports. However, many tuners do not put a rear spoiler on your car because of its original function. Optics often play the decisive role. At the latest when you see a VW Passat sedan or an Opel Astra notchback with a rear spoiler, you will understand that. Vehicles that run at a maximum of 220 - 230 km/h will only rarely lift off the road. The "myth spoiler" is much bigger than the actual function.

for vehicle with + 250 km / h makes sense

Rear spoilers are available in a wide variety of variants, colors and materials. The price range is therefore extremely large. Ultimately, here is the own taste and of course the area of ​​application. A simple fixed rear spoiler can start at around the 90 €, but if you look for an adjustable version made of carbon can quickly be due several thousand euros. But beware not all vehicles, a rear spoiler looks appealing and sporty and on some cars such a completely out of place. No one with a taste would come up with the idea to mount an 200 EUR spoiler on a Mercedes S-Class. And also the brute rear spoiler on the roof of an Opel Corsa with 80 PS from the year 2005 seems certainly inappropriate. In the end, however, the personal taste always decides!

The installation of a rear spoiler

chic carbon look

You can buy a rear spoiler for little money on the Internet. For example, if you want a small one spoiler In most cases, these are only attached to the tailgate or roof using a special adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape. You will find many video tutorials on this YouTube. If you order a spoiler directly from the manufacturer, it is better to have it installed by the professional employees of the car dealership. Technical know-how is often required for such installations.

After all, a larger version has to be drilled and the correct alignment is not as easy as you might think. There are also strict regulations in Germany when installing a rear spoiler. These state that this must first undergo an expert opinion before it is applied to the corresponding vehicle. These are usually available from Dekra and TÜV. However, if the spoiler to be attached requires a general operating permit (ABE), the report will be omitted. Crucial for easy approval is that the rear spoiler does not exceed the outside dimensions of the vehicle.

Finally, it can be said that one should think carefully whether one wants to obstruct a rear spoiler on the vehicle. First, the spoiler and the necessary assembly cost time and money, and second, rear spoilers on some cars do not look good or are simply inappropriate. Sometimes less is more! We hope that you the info report on the topic / term rear spoiler (Other designations / keywords: rear wing, boot wing, boot spoiler, motorsport wing, motorsports spoiler, racing wings, racing spoiler, spoiler) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this lexicon and how far we are, you can HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. By the way, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.

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