Rear spoilers and wings are one of the key exterior components especially if you have a track-dedicated race car, or rally car, or are involved in any sort of motorsport where your vehicle will reach higher speeds. These have been designed to help keep your chassis planted on the ground at higher speeds. Some of the wildest examples of aero on race cars would be on the Read More

Rear spoilers and wings are one of the key exterior components especially if you have a track-dedicated race car, or rally car, or are involved in any sort of motorsport where your vehicle will reach higher speeds. These have been designed to help keep your chassis planted on the ground at higher speeds. Some of the wildest examples of aero on race cars would be on the vehicles that participate in time-attack racing. Many of these vehicles are built with a maximized power output, with as much weight reduction as possible. The result is a much faster vehicle as lighter equals faster. But when you add more horsepower, things can get dangerous when you can't keep the car on the ground. There are some videos on YouTube where there are race cars that lose their rear wing. One example is a time attack Mitsubishi Evo, and there is another clip of a classic Formula-One race car. Once their rear wings break, the cars immediately lose control. That's how much downforce they can create. The larger the rear wing, the more downforce it will generate. The more downforce you have, the more traction and aerodynamic refinement you will have. And by the way, it's not all about race cars. Rear spoilers are very beneficial for road legal vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Evolution and the Subaru STI. As a matter of fact, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS was one of the first vehicles to implement a rear spoiler because the car is lightweight, very fast for the time, and it stabilized the chassis during high-performance driving conditions. And like the 911. the WRX and Evo are high-performance vehicles that have been proven to be capable of being competitive. With that being said, if you need more downforce, we have larger examples from the likes of APR made using carbon fiber and have been track-tested and proven on many race cars. And we simply have trunk spoilers for those of you that want a sleeker look on your daily driver. All of our examples are available in a variety of different styles and shapes. They will come in carbon fiber, and there are examples that are paint-matched and are brought to you by the most trusted brands in the automotive aftermarket. 



Now things are getting serious. Depending on the design of your rear spoiler and how large it may be, the majority of the downforce may be focused on the rear. to balance out the rest of your car, there are other components available that serve both a function and form. Because when you have more aerodynamic support at higher speeds, you are also maximizing the grip of your tires, and the overall efficiency of your suspension. 


FRONT WIND SPLITTERS: What makes a race car so attractive? You don't have to be a car enthusiast to see one in person and just stare at every angle as it simply won't let go of your eyes. Race cars are engineered to be as functional as possible to win at any cost within regulation. Because they travel at such high speeds and try to defy the laws of physics as a few drivers have only accomplished - Ayrton Senna being one of them, these driving techniques could not be accomplished without downforce. Downforce creates more control at higher speeds, and one of those main components of downforce is the front wind splitter. Virtually every race car will have some sort of front wind splitter incorporated into the design. Front wind splitters push the front nose down while reducing lift at higher speeds. If your race car is flying down the straightaway, and the rear wing or front wind splitter breaks off for whatever reason, the car would more than likely lose control. With that being said, these will offer more function than form, but they really do look good, and this is why they are very popular in car culture. Front wind splitters offer race-inspired looks and bring the appearance of the front of your vehicle closer to the ground if you want that aggressive look. We only carry the most trusted brands in the industry and many of which are crafted from carbon fiber. A household item on any enthusiast's daily driver, weekend show car, purpose-built race car, or rally car.  CANARDS: Canards, also referred to as dive planes will attach to the front bumper of your vehicle. This provides more downforce to the front end of your vehicle with more high-speed stability. These will usually come in a pair for each side, however, there are some models that have larger front bumpers with more surface area to cover. Some canard sets will be sold as a set of (4), and you would install (2) canards per side for a stronger effect. We have options made in carbon fiber or strong FRP construction to provide more refinement during higher speeds in your race car or rally car, and they will add a race-inspired look to your daily driver or weekend show car. 


DIFFUSERS: Some of us have been to a car show or may have seen these on a vehicle while on the road. What are those aggressive fin-looking things at the bottom of the rear bumper and what do they do? These are called diffusers. And here is a cosplay scientific explanation of the function of these. At higher speeds when you are blasting down a straight section at your local road course or passing the 330' mark at your drag strip, wind, and turbulent air is making a riot under your vehicle. Diffusers will guide that turbulent air under your vehicle to provide an efficient exit point and sport the air out of the rear. As the air gets channeled to the rear in a vacuum-like effect, the chassis will get pulled closer to the ground ultimately, creating more downforce. This is why you will see these in really aggressive designs in time-attack vehicles as aerodynamic function is highly utilized in this form of racing. We carry selections that are subtle and less aggressive. Just like the OEM unit that came in some STI models, we also carry muti-piece units that serve a purpose for those who are competitive.


VORTEX GENERATORS: Found in the same section as diffusers, but these deserve their own explanation. You may have seen on the Mitsubishi Evolution 9 models, these are the little fins that run across the rear roof line. And on the 06 STI models, these will appear as a roofline spoiler. Additionally, these are widely available on the aftermarket as they can be seen on many vehicles as an accessory. But they actually serve an aerodynamic purpose. What do the Mitsubishi Evolution and the Subaru STI have in common? That's right they both have a larger rear spoiler. The rear vortex generator has been designed to help control the air flowing over the roofline so that it makes more efficient contact with the top of the rear spoiler. Ultimately, this will generate more downforce. So if your vehicle is equipped with a factory rear spoiler, then the vortex generator will help increase the downforce at higher speeds. Because of these reasons, all of the vortex generators we carry are application-specific. 


SPOILER AND WING ACCESSORIES: If you need to enhance your rear spoiler or need replacement parts, this is the section. For example, we carry gurney flaps that really enhance the rear spoiler on the STI and that little piece alone makes a massive difference. It's the subtle enhancement that really changes the dynamic of this rear spoiler and gives it a real exclusive look. You also can find other items such as wing stiffeners that do as they are described, they stiffen the center blade so that it does not bow during higher speeds. Several great options for those of you who want to maximize the performance of your rear spoiler without resorting to a larger aftermarket option.