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      08-05-2007, 01:35 AM   #1
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VW Beetle power spoiler?

I was cruising along behind a newer model VW Beetle, when I could have sworn the rear window spoiler moved. I didn't realize that was powered like the Crysler Crossfire and Porsche 911, Boxsters, etc. were.

Did a little research on the web, and though it was very difficult to find info on it, I discovered this is an option for the Turbo-S version? Apparently it goes up at 40-45 mph, and goes back down automatically below 10 mph.

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...a roof-mounted spoiler extends at 45 mph to improve airflow management, Porsche-style, but it opens and closes with an annoying groan and thud whose origin will mystify Turbo S buyers for days.
Anyone know about this?
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      08-05-2007, 01:46 AM   #2
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yea, since year 2001 early model, they have this spoiler for turbo version beetle
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I noticed this as well while driving behind a beetle turbo. Although, the spoiler didnt look like the second picture. The second picture posted looks like the spoiler tilted up while the one i saw had the whole spoiler extend and move up not just tilt.
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      08-05-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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I noticed this as well while driving behind a beetle turbo. Although, the spoiler didnt look like the second picture. The second picture posted looks like the spoiler tilted up while the one i saw had the whole spoiler extend and move up not just tilt.
Yeah, the one I saw just tilted. Surprised me because I have seen these on Beetles and always thought this was some fixed aftermarket add-on attached to the rear window somehow. So when it moved, I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me or perhaps the wind had pushed it down.
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