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Hey all.

I did a quick search, but I didn't find anything.

Can I take the rear skateboard... I mean, spoiler... off the trunk of my SHO? Is it bolted in place, or just glued? Am I better off just getting an SLO trunk?
 

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It's bolted in place at both ends. You can remove it, but the holes will remain in the lid.
 

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Holes are no fun. Guess I'll just grab a lid from the wreckers. Shouldn't be too hard to find a toreador red GIII.
 

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why exactly do you want to remove it? it has a function, and IMO it makes it look nicer than a SLO
 

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What's its function? If it actually creates down-force, then it's creating a drag at highway speeds that affects acceleration and fuel consumption. And why would I want more traction on the rear wheels?

It's already scratched to hell, so if I'm going through the effort of replacing it, why not remove it entirely for a cleaner, stream-lined look?
 

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What's its function? If it actually creates down-force, then it's creating a drag at highway speeds that affects acceleration and fuel consumption. And why would I want more traction on the rear wheels?

It's already scratched to hell, so if I'm going through the effort of replacing it, why not remove it entirely for a cleaner, stream-lined look?
:lol2: thats why its called a spoiler. if you are doing the speed limit then there really isnt a need for it other then looks imo. with out it you will notice a difference while driving.
 

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It doesn't just plant the rear end down, but actually tames air turbulence off the ass end of the car at highway speeds. Think high-speed stability.

The V8 SHO is one of very few mainstream cars from within the last couple of decades that was designed with a functional rear spoiler from the factory. If you're going to just get rid of it, at least try to understand what it's there for.
 

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What's its function? If it actually creates down-force, then it's creating a drag at highway speeds that affects acceleration and fuel consumption.
lol, I know what a spoilers' function is, I guess you misread my post

just repaint your spoiler, I think it'll be cheaper than buying a SLO lid
 

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It doesn't just plant the rear end down, but actually tames air turbulence off the ass end of the car at highway speeds. Think high-speed stability.

The V8 SHO is one of very few mainstream cars from within the last couple of decades that was designed with a functional rear spoiler from the factory. If you're going to just get rid of it, at least try to understand what it's there for.
Do you have a link to an article saying this? And does the SLO spoiler do the same effect, or is it purely aesthetics?
 

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Do you have a link to an article saying this? And does the SLO spoiler do the same effect, or is it purely aesthetics?
The latter.
 

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In lieu of an article, here's an illustration of the SHO skateboard spoiler's function. Snow on the highway is the poor man's wind tunnel smoke...
 
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lol, I know what a spoilers' function is
In most cases the main function is to spoil the looks.

Trunk wings are added to a lot of cars mainly to distinguish the "upscale, sporty" model of a particular car from the lesser models.

Best part of having the optional wing on my 2007 Fusion SE was that it got the third brake light out of the package tray.
 
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