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View Poll Results: Which is best rear spoiler for MGF
Trophy 31 46.27%
F1 10 14.93%
MGR factory fit 6 8.96%
Extreme/mad 1 1.49%
Others 2 2.99%
None 17 25.37%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 28-09-2004, 23:24 Thread Starter
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MGF boot spoilers

Ok, I have managed to do a Jedi mind trick on the SO and she agrees that my car would benefit from the addition of a rear spoiler

question is, what one?

Trophy, F1, MGR, mad/extreme or others?

Please feel free to post any "unusual" ones you may have pictures of

(Of course I should get the front trophy fitted first shouldn't I)
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 29-09-2004, 08:26
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IMO Trophy everytime, second to that is fitting the TF boot, that works really well too as shown here on Dunc's F (has quads to so a quick photoshop with the colour will give you a good idea what your's could look like)

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Thanks! Nice ppics

i need a bit more spoiler than that though , sorry its a personal thing

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Although I prefer the F1 spoiler, I remember reading that the aerodynamics are so good on a car wothout a spoiler that fitting one only makes matters worse due to the drag it causes - a case of form over function????
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imo Tropy spoiler may have aerodynamic effect actually
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For an F the curved MGR one or the TF boot. It's more sympathetic to the shape and style of the car.

For the TF the trophy as the angles fit better with the altered shape.
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The Trophy spoiler may have an aerodynamic effect but it will create drag, Does the aerodynamic effect outweigh the drag? - The huge Cossie spoliers on the Sierra and Escort had an aerodynamic effect over 120mph? but below that the drag created was immense and for normal driving conditions no spoiler was better than having one, hence they brought out a low spoiler option for the Escorts.
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I agree with David.

The F is too curvy for the Trophy spoiler - so the F-ONE wins it for me.

The Trophy spoiler, with it's angles, suits the TF really well.

Oh, and MS himself says that the F-ONE spoiler has no aerodynamic effect, it is purely a styling accessory, or at least this is how he sold my one to me in 1997 anyhow.
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me personaly im guna stick a mad spoiler on mine when i have the time ill grab a universal one and hope it fits!
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Phil_b, Love those wheels on Dunc's F how the devil does that work??. Do you happen to know what zorst is on it as well?
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I am going for a TF boot lid on my F and maybe a F1 spoiler as well.

I don't like the trophy boot spoiler as it has to many mounting points and looks like a ladder from the rear IMO

I think the TF boot on its own is nice but may go for the F1 as well - but a few people have said it will be to much - whats the general feeling on here ? It is going on a silver car as well

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i have this one from Moss, it's not so wide as the Trophy one, Dave

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Phil_b, Love those wheels on Dunc's F how the devil does that work??. Do you happen to know what zorst is on it as well?
The wheels I think are Team Dynamics Momo's 7x17", not sure if they were a straight fit or if they had adapters (I'll see him next week at Donny so I'll ask if I remember). The zorst is a Motobuild SS Freeflow with 3" tailpipes.
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Voted for the Trophy one.... although the TF boot with MS's F1 would win, if you're into boot spoilers. (IMO)
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Voted F1, but if you can twist her arm to spend abit more then go for a TF Boot lid & a Trophy

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Trophy every time. IMO it suits the rear of the F perfectly.

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I like the F1, and il hopefully have one before christmas.
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Yep, Trophy boot spoiler on a TF bootlid, with a TF rear bumper - perfect for each other, the angles in the bumper and the spoiler are a match and the bootlid profile is also a perfect match for the radius of the spoiler - can't do better.

But it doesn't work so well on the curvier F rear, it is overpowering and too angular IMO.
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Personally I like the F1 one, just looks a little more like it should be there.
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Just found this photo of my mate Paul's F from Bristol who came on one of my early SWMGF runs,he had this spoiler put on his F few years back, caused quite a stir then ;-) i can tell you, he no longer has F sadly, now has one of those new Merc SL Things , ha ha i wish, lucky sod, Dave

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