Photos are for illustration purposes only. If you can locate the wire plug for it just disconnect it until you can afford to have it fixed at the dealer, or just leave it disconnected, the spoiler really is just for looks until you are at freeway speeds then they just help with the air flow drag. Having owned a beetle for many years and driven it alot in the rain, you get to see a similar effect to aerodynamic testing as the water sprays off the car, which in my experience was 2 perfect spirals off the back! In addition to being well-cared for, this. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should verify any information in question with a dealer. If you can't find what you are looking for on the website, please contact us at 800-367-7222 to find out if we can get what you need. A lot of modern cars have a little spoiler like this mercedes on the back. In a time when affordable cars oftentimes seem boring and dull, Volkswagen's New Beetle has injected bright colors and a fresh and fun attitude back onto the roadways.
I think the beetle would benefit from a rear spoiler too. I think it will indeed make it easier for the engine fan to get more air, which might improve cooling. Hi there, I was reading through this about beetle Aerodynamics as it seems to have been a Hot top for years and I was looking at designs of spoilers for the purpose of stability if anything. I was impressed with the results, which got me interested in aerodynamics. The end of the duct was somewhere close to the torsion bar, scooping up cold air from under the car.
But, if the goal is getting more cooling air to the engine, I think an under car scoop, going through the front engine firewall tin, will be a better solution. Excellent condition inside and out. I have found that having a porsche whale tail does little for the beetle, but I did find adding a rear window louver actually caused the engine to run hotter. Vortex generators and design dimensions. Then the airflow can flow in a nice teardrop shape. The rear of the beetle without a spoiler has a turbulent air area at the rear decklid and above it.
Read this wikipedia article: By placing a spoiler in the right place the airflow is detached from the car, the airflow breaks free. On the right the wake that is created behind it is demonstrated. Vortex generators are little wings that stir the air in spirals this disturbing the direction of flow to follow lower pressure volumes of air or areas on wings. If you look around you will notice that especially small light cars have a roof spoiler. Just drop the top of this. You will find it on F1 cars and planes.
It might even reduce overall drag — despite the much larger wake that would then result. I'm not kidding, I called every place I could think of to find a way around that expensive dealer visit. Check out our other for your and our other Volkswagen vehicles. Essentially the top of the louver acting like a small spoiler above the window. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay.
But I haven´t got any messages about this from people driving with my spoiler with aircooled engines. There is some question about the impact such a spoiler would have on engine cooling for a stock aircooled engine. Furthermore, my car is equiped with a Kamei front spoiler and a thicker swaybar, which helps stability too. The low pressure area at the bottom of the rear window is caused by airflow seperation. This Volkswagen Beetle Convertible delivers a Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1. A bit like this guy did to a bus: On the golf engine: why not, they seem to be good engines. I am going to fit a golf engine to mine.
A standard beetle does not have airflow into the engine room. We also carry , and so that you can take even more fun along for the ride. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices exclude applicable taxes and installation costs. I have been on another road trip and found that at over 110 mph the car became squirrely. . This is because aerodynamics have more effect on light cars then heavy cars. Please continue for more information on this 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe 2.
The rear of this mercedes is also sloped similar to a beetle, and a beetle is pretty light. And from this low pressure area you must try and cool and feed an engine. Getting air from the low pressure area behind the rear decklid is harder then getting air from the high but messy pressure area under the car. Let a little sunshine in. With most of the wind tunnel tests I have seen the vehicle isnt running and part of me feels that it becomes a null test if you have an aircooled car. But be aware that your rear decklid will not fit anymore without modifications. Some items may be unavailable for or incompatible with certain trim levels and models.
Volkswagen Factory certified 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2. Then I noticed I had 4 snow tired and the heat was eating them alive. Would be interested to see how the aerodynamics are affected by the engine actually running at 3000rpm though to simulate 70mph. See these excellent pictures of a Mercedes in a windtunnel: On the left picture you can nicely see the airflow is detached from the car. Recently I bolted a kamei front spoiler to my beetle.
See this picture: And apparently the fan can suck enough air in from this area to cool the engine. There may be some variances between the photos shown and the actual product. I have seen that there is the area of lower pressure at the bottom of the rear window, where the engine draws its air from, it then moves this to the underside of the car exiting under the rear valance, which makes me think that playing with the aerodynamics without some better testing may not help cooling and may worsen the actual aero effect. The New Beetle mixes the practicality of a long list of useful standard features with a cool design and fun-loving spirit to create a truly delightful driving experience. He said that it improved cooling quite a lot. The engine relies on the fan to suck the air in. Fans cant suck air if there is no air.