View Full Version : Spoiler Advantage?
09-07-2006, 05:19 PM
I was just wondering if the little optional LB spoiler has any aerodynamic advantage. Specifically does it help keep road dust from sucking up onto the back of the car - luggage racks on older station wagons had this effect by stopping the air stream over the car sticking directly to the roof where it curved down to the tailgate.
09-07-2006, 11:29 PM
Like most Toyota's the Yaris has a good coefficient of drag.. however I don't think the spoiler really does anything significant.... I have crap all over the car... but I think it's just from dust in the air settling on the car...
09-08-2006, 03:10 AM
Τhe spoiler adds only beauty to the car...
07-04-2009, 12:00 AM
Some older wagons have a air deflector. The air deflector aims the air coming across the roof down upon the rear window. The redirected wind blows the dust off the rear window. But a air deflector does negatively effect fuel economy slightly. I do not know of anyone who makes such a air deflector for a economy hatchback.
07-04-2009, 08:46 AM
Actually the spoiler keeps most of the crap off the back window. Before I put mine on the back window was always dirty.
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