Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

2003 - 2009, roadster, coupe, facelift
User avatar
tomoz4white
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomoz4white » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:59 am

Rotated...
Attachments
20190221_221707.jpg
20190221_221707.jpg (118.62 KiB) Viewed 369 times

User avatar
mr.tourette
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 1636
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:16 am
Location: north wales

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by mr.tourette » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:41 am

It looks great.. get it fitted :thumbsup:
if its got tits or tyres..its trouble :D

User avatar
tomoz4white
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomoz4white » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:25 pm

I picked it up. The white paint finish is not perfect on the fibreglass material...it looks a little mottled under sunshine....the black is ok but if you were picky of the freehand design is not 100%. I have not yet stuck it down. Tboughts?
Attachments
Screenshot_20190222-181333_Gallery.jpg
Screenshot_20190222-181333_Gallery.jpg (142.56 KiB) Viewed 328 times
20190222_135347.jpg
20190222_135347.jpg (218.81 KiB) Viewed 328 times
20190222_135246.jpg
20190222_135246.jpg (258.54 KiB) Viewed 328 times
20190222_135016.jpg
20190222_135016.jpg (241.22 KiB) Viewed 328 times

User avatar
tomoz4white
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomoz4white » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:31 pm

More..
Attachments
20190222_134027.jpg
20190222_134027.jpg (205.88 KiB) Viewed 327 times
20190222_135300.jpg
20190222_135300.jpg (190.67 KiB) Viewed 327 times
20190222_133649(0).jpg
20190222_133649(0).jpg (174.16 KiB) Viewed 327 times
20190222_133632.jpg
20190222_133632.jpg (193.95 KiB) Viewed 327 times

User avatar
Trav
Member
Member
Posts: 244
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Location: Perthshire

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by Trav » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:52 pm

I think you need a set of the elusive aero skirts to go with it. There is nothing wrong with it. But at the same time your car looks great without it. I'm on the fence, but I'm interested to know your final decision.
Z4MR A.W.

User avatar
tomoz4white
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomoz4white » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:56 pm

Thanks Trav. My current thinking is does it really need it. :driving:

User avatar
tomrdy
Member
Member
Posts: 409
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:16 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomrdy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:19 am

When I was looking at buying my Z I had this spoiler in mind. I quite like it from the rear but the "fatness" of it looking from other angles like the top turned me off - seems too stuck on because of the large surface and thickness.

As for your car, I think you would need some other parts to compliment it - wider wheels or spacers/lowering and maybe a black front lip to match.

Not hating it though!

User avatar
tomoz4white
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomoz4white » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:48 am

tomrdy wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:19 am
When I was looking at buying my Z I had this spoiler in mind. I quite like it from the rear but the "fatness" of it looking from other angles like the top turned me off - seems too stuck on because of the large surface and thickness.

As for your car, I think you would need some other parts to compliment it - wider wheels or spacers/lowering and maybe a black front lip to match.

Not hating it though!
It's a biggy decision as once it's on its on!

User avatar
Jembo
Lifer
Lifer
Posts: 5351
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:59 pm
Location: Kent

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by Jembo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:43 pm

My thoughts are it’ll be a bu@@er to clean n polish in certain parts IMO... & that’s one of the Zed’s endearing features, very few ludicrously stupid louvres so makes cleaning a pleasure, not a chore.
The dark side with a ///M Hell Bronze Sepang Coupe :happyclap:
Ex Aug 2005 Maldives Blue 3 litre cruizer, lots of toyz,

Lifer 54
Image

User avatar
Pbondar
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 1088
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:37 am
Location: Scottish Borders

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by Pbondar » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:30 pm

tomoz4white wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:31 pm
More..
Looks great.. :thumbsup:
2012 E89 20i MSport Auto Atacama Yellow, Fully loaded in its day.. Changes (Re-map/Wheels/Tyres/Spoiler/Steering Wheel/Shock Absorbers/ARB/Rear Diffuser/Brakes/Speakers/Amps/ASD delete) Upcoming changes (Quaife LSD) Full Whippy here!

Image

User avatar
Davz
Member
Member
Posts: 331
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 pm
Location: Wellington, Shropshire

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by Davz » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:51 pm

I can see a real advantage in having the spoiler. I notice there is a useful gap between it and the boot lid. If you cut yourself a length of wood and wedge it in (when parked) it becomes a very useful picnic table. Image the surprise on your other Half's face when you slip in a length of wood!
2006 2.5, orange led footwell lights, Blue led boot lights, 20/15mm wheel spacers, Buckley06 stainless gear knob, Aux, MV2's, M-sport pedals, Eibachs, Bilstein B4's, Whiteline arb's. Roof motor relocated.

User avatar
JINGLE
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 2473
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:20 pm
Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by JINGLE » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:51 pm

Trav wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:52 pm
I think you need a set of the elusive aero skirts to go with it. There is nothing wrong with it. But at the same time your car looks great without it. I'm on the fence, but I'm interested to know your final decision.
The aero skirts look so good on white, really compliments the lines :fuelfire:
25FE471A-ED97-4A4B-87E9-4BFFC05D44A6.jpeg
25FE471A-ED97-4A4B-87E9-4BFFC05D44A6.jpeg (581.86 KiB) Viewed 223 times
3BA6EF44-85A9-4114-B86A-6E75D2C8BCB5.jpeg
3BA6EF44-85A9-4114-B86A-6E75D2C8BCB5.jpeg (557.83 KiB) Viewed 223 times
7AE3B8E3-6362-4EBE-8B0A-A96B22194943.jpeg
7AE3B8E3-6362-4EBE-8B0A-A96B22194943.jpeg (856.07 KiB) Viewed 223 times
And I’m still unsure what to do with the spoiler.... although if I do buy the 3.0Si coupe I’ve 100% got my spoiler lined up... I know a lot of people won’t like it, but I don’t care... I’m sure there’s enough purists that hate my car already on here :rofl: :fuelfire:
2528C525-E3CF-47CA-8B4D-D5B8513D13C5.jpeg
2528C525-E3CF-47CA-8B4D-D5B8513D13C5.jpeg (248.93 KiB) Viewed 223 times
701BA097-9408-4FFF-AA09-48B5B5D6D6E0.jpeg
701BA097-9408-4FFF-AA09-48B5B5D6D6E0.jpeg (234.42 KiB) Viewed 223 times
C41D6008-FC6A-4A52-A156-660621E5FADA.jpeg
C41D6008-FC6A-4A52-A156-660621E5FADA.jpeg (78.31 KiB) Viewed 223 times

User avatar
tomoz4white
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by tomoz4white » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:50 pm

That is a hideous spoiler - lol!

User avatar
Davz
Member
Member
Posts: 331
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 pm
Location: Wellington, Shropshire

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by Davz » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:57 pm

The black spoiler ......Great spoiler, you'll never be without a picnic table!

Do Halfords fit as well as supply? :poke:
2006 2.5, orange led footwell lights, Blue led boot lights, 20/15mm wheel spacers, Buckley06 stainless gear knob, Aux, MV2's, M-sport pedals, Eibachs, Bilstein B4's, Whiteline arb's. Roof motor relocated.

User avatar
Sidewaze Samm
Member
Member
Posts: 620
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Location: Sth. Manchester/Cheshire border

Rear Spoiler Debate (Again!)

Post by Sidewaze Samm » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:29 pm

It's a no from me. Think it spoils the lines of the rear, and as already mentioned looks too thick and stuck-on. Maybe if they did it in three parts, with a tapering section on each rear wing... but I think it looks a bit clumsy, on a white car especially. And I'd love to have a white E85, in fact half the cars I've owned over the past 30+ years have been white.
2006 2.5si E85
Black Sapphire, Dream Red heated Msports, Sterling Grey grilles and German Grey 106s.
MFSW, cruise, auto lights/wipers, PDC, deflector and cupholders.
ZHP, no CDV, stubby, DLV box and Pure DAB.

Post Reply