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Old 07-05-2009, 02:16 PM   #41
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Had no idea so many people had done this kind of thing. I cut mine a while back to accomodate the center exit. Eyeballed it and did it with a dremel, lol. Came out symmetrical enough to get by.

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Old 07-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #42
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looks pretty slick with the two tabs cut away aswell koto, I might be doing that too for that little bit more awesomeness
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:10 PM   #43
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Thanks, I thought that's how everyone had done it until I saw this thread and saw the tabs hanging down. Those things weigh about 10 lbs and don't do anything unless you need them for a tirebar or a small autox trailer.

Here's the 3/4 shot as requested, and a couple others.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:54 PM   #44
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Painted the muffler..
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:28 PM   #45
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So did you finally get the car out to Cali with you Koto...sorry if I'm way late on this topic, know you're re-classing right now and last I heard your dad (?) was taking care of her in Florida.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #46
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Yep, I had it shipped to me out here. If all goes to plan, next stop is TX so I'll be driving this thing out there and from there to wherever I'm supposed to go next. I'm not really looking forward to driving this thing that long...
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:06 AM   #47
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I'm sure with Savington that the bare *** his car is currently sporting isn't the final answer. I'll bet there is something more like this car in the works now or in the near future.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:44 PM   #48
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Thanks Sweet Pea!

Now sign up for ORP on the 27th and show us NWers what a truly fast Miata can do! You'll likely inspire Curly to go further with his track only car.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:59 PM   #49
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Painted the muffler..
What happened to the license plate panel? Looks like it was melted or something....???
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:50 PM   #50
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Yeah you're partially right, the stock exhaust was so bad before I took it off that it cracked and melted the finish panel a bit. I also was hit on the DS corner so the quarter panel tab under the DS taillight pushed against the panel and made it worse. I relieved some of that pressure but it's still a bit buckled. I wonder if a little time with a heat gun is the ticket to flattening it back out...
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:01 PM   #51
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looks nice man.

I found the remainder of the bumper skin to be a bit too floppy. I might be bolting or riveting it to the bumper support to make it a little sturdier and flex less at higher speeds. Still need to rattle can the muffler flat black too..
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:12 AM   #52
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That center exit on blownroadsters car looks great. Gives me an idea...
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Good thing the newb bumped this thread so I didn't have to. Its easy to make a straight line on the bumper. We took a piece of stiff cardboard (from a box of MRE's), bent the end to slide on the ridge in the bumper, then put a bow in the cardboard to contour the bumper. From that point, we were able to slide the cardboard across the bumper with a Sharpie on the bottom.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:14 AM   #54
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I've painted the exhaust black since taking this pic.

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I need to redo mine. Somehow I didn't cut a straight line....
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:47 PM   #56
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I wonder what these bumper cut-out's would look with a rear diffuser..hmm.
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I wonder what these bumper cut-out's would look with a rear diffuser..hmm.
Did you skip page 2?
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #58
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If only the hitch wasn't so much of a needed item..... The diffusers are sweet!
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Did you skip page 2?
No. But I had another diffuser in mind.
One made by Varis.

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Old 06-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #60
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^^^

That looks sweet. Unfortunately, it would not last 3 weeks on my car, before I drug it off.
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