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Heya peeps I'm going to buy my Mazda 3 next month and I want to add a spoiler and was wondering what types are out there and how much? Also, I'm planning to lower my car a bit...anyone have an idea how much should I lower it by? Don't want to scratch my car against bumps or the curb when I'm parking!
 

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I've scraped my front end already twice with the car and she's stock. However, these are crappy Queens NY streets and going from parking garage to street its easy to scrape. I keep appologizing to her :(

Spoilers, there's the two OEM from Mazda, a lip spoiler and a raised one for the sedan. Quotes for them were US$325 each for DIO.
http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/brunoluong/detail?.dir=/Accessories&.dnm=Sedan+raised+spoiler.jpg
http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/brunoluong/detail?.dir=/Accessories&.dnm=Sedan+lip-spoiler.jpg

Beyond that, the aftermarket will probably still have to size the trunk lid to get a good looking spoiler.
 

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Anyone seen any pics of that lip spoiler from a different angle? It'd be nice to see what it does to the cars profile. Same goes for the raised spoiler too... in general I'm not a big fan of raised spoilers but I'd like to get some good looks at this one before I make a decision.
 

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On this car I would probaly not have a spoiler. It looks fine without one. But thats just me.
 

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damn those spoilers look ugly! :x Guess I'll wait until the aftermarket makes one. So lowering the car isn't a good idea? The streets where I live aren't that bad.
 

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Long as your streets are alright its not a problem. Lots of people ride around here with lowered cars despite the roads. I'm just gonna choose not to.
 

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ATL said:
On this car I would probaly not have a spoiler. It looks fine without one. But thats just me.
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Me three!

I don't have anything against spoilers, it all depends on the car. IMHO, the 3 sedan doesn't need one because of the sort rear end and coupe-like rear window.

Other cars just need 'em: Spec V, WRX

ATL: I'd go lip spoiler for the 6
 

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I am considering the lip spoiler, but I do agree that the sedan doesn't "need" one like a Sentra/SE-R, or WRX.
 

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I like the little bit of "edge" and definition the lip spoiler gives to the rear end. If I do any spoiler, it'll be a lip one rather than the raised, but I'll wait till I have the car a little while before making a final decision.
 

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Other cars just need 'em: Spec V, WRX

ATL: I'd go lip spoiler for the 6
Now, why exactly would the Spec V need a spoiler? We all realize that rear-deck spoilers are there to provide downforce over the rear wheels... and that the Spec V is front wheel drive. Never mind that it can barely reach speeds at which a wing will do it any good. Unlike, say, my friend's Acura NSX or WRX STi.

All of these front-drive econo-boxes with huge rear wings crack me up. The lip spoilers are fine (and mostly for looks)... but all the big wings do for these affordable quasi-performance cars is increase drag and add weight. Last time I checked this was detrimental to performance...

Sorry for the rant.
 

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ranting is allowed.

As for the Spec V & WRX, I think they need it for looks only.They are a bit longer after the C pillar, I feel the spoiler balances that out.

Needless to say, this is very subjective.
 

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I dont like the lip spoiler too much... i think because it reminds me of the chevy cavalier spoilers and those are ugly!

I dont mind the raised spoiler.. i think it looks good... but the mazda 3 is one of the best looking cars that looks good without a spoiler...

p.s. i am not a fan of those queer large metal spoilers
 
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