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yep. working on it a little more tonight. Its coming along.
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yep. working on it a little more tonight. Its coming along.
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Quick Q for you fig.

I know you've been down this design/fabrication/test mode enough times now that I'm sure you can guesstimate the % completion on a certain project.

I know that this diffuser has been on the table for a quite a while now, but I'm not sure there is consensus on % completion (i.e. 1% is a flowing idea, and 100% is a fully build/tested product).

so in these terms, what would you estimate the % completion on this product?

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well, projects always have hidden things that extend the time it takes to make them a reality. For this project, that has been teh mounting interface and the time it will take to build the precision mold because it is a large piece. At this point I thin I have a direction for the mounting and the mold piece with an aluminum sheetmetal base. This aluminum piece could also be an alternative to the carbon fiber version if that ends up taking too much time and resources. My carbon manufacturer is both overloaded and understaffed and my capability to get parts made without him is limited. So at this oint I am working on the aluminum piece, detailing how the assembly will go together and creating the laser cut patterns to get a few protos and see how things fit. From there it is very difficult to estimate how far I am from the end timewise...I just work off a list of "to do's" and when that list is short we know we are near the end.
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I for one can't wait Fig. I'm sure i speak for many, especially those continuing to push this thread up over and over
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You know Im interested Mike, for both the Carbon and the Aluminum. Sounds great...


Some things are just worth waiting for....
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December bump....

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can't wait... it will go perfectly with my carbon fiber lip, grill, mirrors, and hks carbon-ti exhaust!
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here are two of the three peices. The tray will slide onto a front mount bracket (two slots) and then be held with two brackets into the underside of the rear bumper mount tabs. Then two more at the wheel well bumper mounts. Still need to make the mounting bracket and the inserts etc. for screwing it in. This is a lot of tab and slot and rivet and it should fit together pretty tight without having any fasteners exposed necessarily.


More work to do but I thought I would share.

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it's soo worth holding off on that rear lip purchase... this thing is sexy as hell!



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here are two of the three peices. The tray will slide onto a front mount bracket (two slots) and then be held with two brackets into the underside of the rear bumper mount tabs. Then two more at the wheel well bumper mounts. Still need to make the mounting bracket and the inserts etc. for screwing it in. This is a lot of tab and slot and rivet and it should fit together pretty tight without having any fasteners exposed necessarily.


More work to do but I thought I would share.

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isn't the exhaust on the other side?

Looking good...
Uh no its not. Perhaps you need a little photshop to help get the proper perspective? not my best chop but proves a point
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hurry!!!!!! j/k.... no rush...but seriously

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Dag this things look like its gonna be awesome. I know dreamstream already included it in his parts list...hhaahaha. Cant wait to see the finished product.

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