Yea the Evo really doesn't look right without it. The spoiler is a major feature in the styling of the car and to just take it away just kills the general apperance...Warrtalon said:I am a major proponent of the wing and think that the Evo just doesn't look right without it.
HOWEVER, on an RS, I completely disagree with myself. WTF I think it's just wrong to have an RS, which is purpose-built to be a no-frills racing machine. Adding the wing (and especially the MR-only VG) just changes it's entire personality and seems wrong to me. The RS is what it is for a purpose, and adding cosmetic stuff from other models isn't necessary. Yes, OF COURSE, the wing (and the VG) is functional...we all know that...but the RS is actually capable of going faster WITHOUT it due to less drag when drag racing. Road racing is another story...the spoiler is more helpful then.
Which, in all honesty, I'm sort of expecting to be the case with me. But I sincerely DO want my warranty...for as long as possible. Until I'm in a place where I have some WORK space, I'll be scurred to really touch my car. And, I know rumors are rumors, but a few of my RL friends have commented on how gung-ho Mitsu is about keeping the Evo's off the tracks (under warranty). I don't know what lengths they go to, to...insure warrantied vehicles aren't on the tracks, but the notion of spending $150-350 on a track event (all depending) to have my warranty voided makes me sad.Warrtalon said:I say poop to that, but that's because I'm a track junkie and realize that you can never do anything on the street that remotely resembles pushing the limits of the Evo. I didn't know until someone finally invited me to my first auto-x...and then first road race...now I'm hooked for life.
We're all entitled to our opinions, but without it the rear would lack a considerable amount of downforce, and seeing as the weight distribution is 60:40 front:rear, the rear end would feel loose unstable without it.SilverIX said:If someone was a fan of the daily driven sleeper, and wasn't too serious with track events (AutoX and drag), would removing the wing affect the overall performance noticibly? I assume not, and realize it DOES serve a purpose. But I can't imagine it serves much of one on a stock car with an average driver, daily driven on public roads. Just curious.
And frankly they're full of isht. The spoiler adds something like 100lbs of downforce over 100mph. Not significant or "considerable" enough to cause instability. Yes it's functional, but not functional enough to cause a loose or unstable rear end. Track days are no worry. You can tune the suspension (which Mitsu has already done form the factory) for understeer. If the suspension is "preprogrammed" for understeer, the spoiler doesn't help much to aid in keeping the rear end stuck. At one of our local tracks I hit speeds around 125mph and going into the first sweeper turn at the end of the straight, there's no hint of instability.dxbtune said:We're all entitled to our opinions, but without it the rear would lack a considerable amount of downforce, and seeing as the weight distribution is 60:40 front:rear, the rear end would feel loose unstable without it.
courtesy Road Test: Mitsubishi Evolution IX
By Feann Torr