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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 01, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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Now, I know some of use try real hard for originality and some of use just want our Camaro's to run good. Some of us want both, so I decided to put my front spoiler back on my 68. I took it off because I have to drive down the Grand Canyon to get in to my garage and it would never last. Anyway, I don't see the spoiler in any of the assembly literature. Has anyone seen an increase/decrease in power or better cooling with their spoiler on or off?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 01, 04:09 AM
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I have not noticed any difference with or without. I have a friend with two Trans Am Vintage Camaro race cars and they both have them. It is supposed to exert some down force, but if it slowed the car down I am sure they would not use them.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 01, 06:49 AM
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Pages 247 and 476 of the 69 Assembly Manual have the spoiler assembly for the 69; I would imagine it is in the 68 manual as well. They are not laid out very conveniently, so it's hard to easily find some things.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 01, 06:21 AM
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I could be wrong, but I've heard a front spoiler is supposed to reduce the low pressure under the car which creates suction at higher speeds.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 01, 06:40 AM
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The spoiler reduces front end lift by reducing the air flow under the car. This increases stablity and, actually, speed by keeping the front end lower. If it were a race car, the spoiler would be much lower to the ground; check out TransAm or GT races. There are a lot of posts on this topic if you do a seach.
Some of the tests were run in a wind tunnel by GM back in the sixties.
I don't know if if was psychological or real, but my 69 seemed to wander less after I installed the spoiler.

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