Rear wing on a Miata? Is it a waste? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Posts: 107
Total Cats: 0
Default Rear wing on a Miata? Is it a waste?

I've got a friend who owes me money that has a carbon fiber fully adjustable rear wing. Is anyone running one of these and you getting to high enough speeds on track days that it actually matters?

Looks like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-57...ht_2306wt_1040
blloyd29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,110
Total Cats: 518
Default

curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

a real APR wing from 949 is cheaper...
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Without proper front aero and whatnots, a wing is a waste of time. That one is too low to be functional on a Miata anyway. I'd get the money he owes you.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 03:26 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 151
Total Cats: -11
Default

Too expensive for what it does..
Chowcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 04:45 AM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Harpers Ferry WV
Posts: 1,521
Total Cats: 20
Default

If he only owes you like $50 and is offering up the wing go for it, but you are gonna need at least 11 inches from the trunk lid to the bottom of the wing to get good use out of it. Also like Doppelgänger said it wont help unless you have the supporting aero to go with it.
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM
starting issue Johnny Tater Engine Performance 3 09-23-2015 07:10 PM
SOLD-Rear knuckle/spindle upper spherical bearing adapter hi_im_sean Miata parts for sale/trade 1 09-16-2015 01:45 PM
Twitchy car (tail happy problem) bigben Race Prep 16 09-11-2015 04:41 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 PM.