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For those that have bought a ZS180 with that luverly spoiler fitted. I was wondering if you had any field of view problems? Plus do you think it actually is of benefit in keeping those rears on the road?

I know on my current beast that rearward vision is NIL - problem then becomes plod! Would you sacrifice looks for practicality? Have to say an EVO without a spoiler is like SEX without a WOMAN!

 

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To quote MR Neddle
"the rear, helped by the rear wing doesn't step out of line when you turn-in on a trailing throttle.

I might not be the best to comment on this as its only a weekend toy but ive asked mrs neal and she says she hates it.
i'm hoping to get a track day in this year and this is when i feel the benifits of the wing become apparent.
 
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<Mrs Neal hates it> take it off then! :D :D

Have to say the car looks great with it and if it gives additional downforce the better.

What you doing in Feb - there are two trackdays I'm looking at - Hullavington and Goodwood. Will insert the dates later?

Jerry
 

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Can't say that I have any rearward vision problems, but then again my ZS has the optional small spoiler which IMHO suits the 5 door version.

John
 

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Very pleased with my ZS (120).

Small electrical problem with the wipers - the dealers have the part ordered and should be fitting it in the next day or so.

Just over 3000 miles and its still getting faster (although I would never exceed the speed limit - honestly).

The handling is definately much better than the Rover 400 I had previously.

John:)
 
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Kev

Hullavington is on the 8th Feb. See http://www.motorsport-events.co.uk/

I'm available if your interested. I know there are a couple of EVO boys there. One with a highly modified EVO VI with 400bhp plus.

Modifying EVO's is a disease - can't tell the boss my latest addition. Just hope the postie doesn't come when I'm out! :D


JLD - John

My bros is in your area. Maybe you race him into Lincoln with his R75? See http://www.nimmonsflint.co.uk The ZS120 is the most popular selling model according to Kernahans. :) To be honest I can understand why - fulfills all needs at an affordable price with associated running costs!

Thinking of moving that way - closer to work - I was brought up in Rutland - relatives in Yorkshire - Oxfordshire; too expensive.
 

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Ther are some great twisty roads in and around Lincoln, I was over that way last Sunday, can't recall seeing an R75 though.

I agree about cost of living though;

cheaper housing = more money for cars

simple !


John
 
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JLD said:

I agree about cost of living though;

cheaper housing = more money for cars

simple !


John
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Perfect reason for moving - should be looking on Saturday! Lock up your daughters! :D

Max, has been looking for something for ages, have to wait until my son has left College in the Summer in reality. So, just a brief reccy!
 
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Back to Topic.

Do you guys with the BIG spoiler change settings. I thought I would set mine (EVO VII) to maximum downforce for the forth coming track day at Hullavington! More downforce for the twisties I thought! :D


What you doing Kev? Guess youy'll need top speed so have a low downforce set up?
 

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I have to agree that the spoiler does limit your rear vision but it does work and it works very well. I was on the M1 on a very wet rainy Sunday night and being watched very close by a new S-Type Jag, he wanted to see what I had and pushed me so I gave all I dare and at speeds up and above the legal limit (double +) the car stuck like glue in the wet and even in the bends it was perfection and loads of feed back. You can feel the back end pushing down on the bends and power through as hard as you like, the harder I dare to push in these conditions the more confidence it gave me and the further back was the S-Type. I'm sure the S-Type is a capable car in these conditions, but some times it comes down to confidence and this car gives plenty of that. Don't try this at home it was not clever and I will hesitate to do it again but now a least I know my capabilities and they seem to be limitless in this car.
 

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>Do you guys with the BIG spoiler change settings<
as you well know jerry we have the poor mans big wing (non adjustable) :D
It will be good to test the Evo at both extremes to see how much it effects handling /top speed.-bring ya spanner
 
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