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    Re: Canards or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by aquarianuw View Post
    Who has close-up photos of the stick-ons?
    Check out post no 54

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    Re: Canards or Not?

    Is still there any canards like these ones with bolts? Looks like now all of them come with 3M tape

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    Re: Canards or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by R-Ocho View Post
    I found those ones but how do you install it? 5 holes per canars? Weird

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    Re: Canards or Not?

    I'll be one of the odd guys out here and say no.

    1. Clean Lines. The R8 has beautiful, clean lines. Bolting on aero distracts from those gorgeous lines for me.

    2. Functional or Looks Only? If it's a track variant (GT), or the car is doing track duty, I can understand it. But when it's for looks only, I can't help but think, "boy racer" when I see it. "My supercar wasn't super enough, so I added more bling!" That may not be fair, but I'll acknowledge my own stereotypes!

    3. Dated. Most supercars these days have moved towards liberal use of integrated and active aero, and what comes "out of the box" is capable of massive speed and performance. Fixed components stuck on the car afterwards (for street use) not only looks obviously unnecessary, but it also feels a bit dated in design thinking.

    4. Function. Aerodynamics is actually a science, so I'd hope that what I'm sticking on my car is actually improving the situation and not hurting it. For example, a spoiler producing too much down-force can actually produce understeer. Probably less concerning when talking about OEM parts that have been properly manufactured and tested to produce the desired effect, but highly questionable with many aftermarket manufacturers who are simply stamping out parts for aesthetics with no wind tunnel testing.

    It's probably an unpopular opinion here, but you asked! If it helps, I feel the same about center lock wheels, racing seat harnesses, big fixed wings, and a number of others! Some people just like the look - and that's cool. For me, I want it to be purposeful... and ideally, even then, unnecessary - as I hate obstructing the look of a really well designed car.
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    Re: Canards or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    4. Function. Aerodynamics is actually a science, so I'd hope that what I'm sticking on my car is actually improving the situation and not hurting it. For example, a spoiler producing too much down-force can actually produce understeer. Probably less concerning when talking about OEM parts that have been properly manufactured and tested to produce the desired effect, but highly questionable with many aftermarket manufacturers who are simply stamping out parts for aesthetics with no wind tunnel testing.
    Very valid comment.
    As an example, the OEM GT canards produce downforce but not by wind pushing them down and holding the front end down. They actually cause vortices along the sides of the car, pulling more air out from underneath the chassis, hence producing more downforce. Pretty cool, eh?
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    Re: Canards or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by redfire View Post
    I found those ones but how do you install it? 5 holes per canars? Weird
    That seems correct. I believe the OEM GT ones are like that too.

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    Looks cheap and cheesy.

    I know they work...but this is a 175k car we are talking about here.

    That is very 10 plus years ago...

    The viper acr and r8 gt had great results performance wise with this cheap way to add frontal downforce..

    But they never looked good doing it.

    Personally I say no ways.....

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    Re: Canards or Not?

    where do i buy ones that you bolt on?
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    Re: Canards or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilya View Post
    where do i buy ones that you bolt on?
    They are from us.
    Our canards have bolts plus a small channel for adhesive.

    Our canards also have the outer border as with OEM.

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