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Old 12-14-2007, 08:14 PM   #41
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I think it looks good, Id just touch up the areas that were cut with paint.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:20 PM   #42
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I love that look, im planning on doing it before i reapsray my car.

Touch it up somehow first, then post some pics!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:25 PM   #43
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he makes products if he thinks people will buy them. Id put money that if 10 people on here said theyd buy one hed make em.
I'd pay $25-$30 for one.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #44
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he makes products if he thinks people will buy them. Id put money that if 10 people on here said theyd buy one hed make em.
that damn sure ain't what happened with the hoods, and I don't think he understands the first thing about airflow. none the less, if someone will hold his hand through the development process, it would definately be a product that you'd see on many cars.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:12 PM   #45
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doesn't some ricer JDM garbage company make a duct for the front? I see it on the poseur cars all the time. Its probably retarded expensive though.
Brightning does: http://www.brightning.info/parts.html

Bottom of the page - and yep: not cheap.

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:45 PM   #46
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Brightning does: http://www.brightning.info/parts.html

Bottom of the page - and yep: not cheap.

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How much is that???
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:03 PM   #47
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How much is that???
$250US for the fiberglass, $300US for the carbon fiber at current exchange rates.

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Old 12-15-2007, 02:09 AM   #48
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Brightning does: http://www.brightning.info/parts.html

Bottom of the page - and yep: not cheap.

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That's it. ****, it looks so good, I'd almost pay it I'd pay $100 for it without a doubt.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:30 PM   #49
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christ... if u want function over looks.... JUST RIP THE WHOLE BUMPER OFF!
hmmm u mean like this cracker?





worked good enough
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:04 PM   #50
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I like it. Prefer the functional look. Been thinking about doing similar myself, it's just having the ***** to actually cut my bumper!
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:07 PM   #51
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Brightning does: http://www.brightning.info/parts.html

Bottom of the page - and yep: not cheap.

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Love it. How would one go about buying it though??? Don't speak/read Japanese - is there a US or UK supplier?
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:07 PM   #52
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looks like i could cut a good amount of extra metal from there.

I'm starting to consider taking all the unnecessary **** out of my car...kinda like there's no turning back at this point. Its going to be irreversable...I don't know why I'm hanging on to that logic.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:53 AM   #53
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looks like i could cut a good amount of extra metal from there.

I'm starting to consider taking all the unnecessary **** out of my car...kinda like there's no turning back at this point. Its going to be irreversable...I don't know why I'm hanging on to that logic.
You can yank 8 pounds from under the bumper skin. Go to my website to see some pics (I only took 4.5 pounds out but when I go back in I'll get rid of the rest).
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:29 AM   #54
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yup i'm happy with my VIS kit though....a much bigger hole in the front bumper
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:37 PM   #55
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so I'm thinking about cutting along the red line. Will that free up some air flow, or a waste?
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I've also thought about cutting a semi-square hole, and doing something like this:
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Wonder why they would want to restrict the air flow like that?
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Wonder why they would want to restrict the air flow like that?
probably to keep **** from puncturing the rad. I bet the splitters there help with the restriction.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:11 PM   #59
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so I'm thinking about cutting along the red line. Will that free up some air flow, or a waste?
I don't know if the marginal increase in airflow would compensate for the loss in structural integrity.

I expect you are getting more than enough air into the engine bay. I would consider ducting and extraction instead.

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I don't know if the marginal increase in airflow would compensate for the loss in structural integrity.

I expect you are getting more than enough air into the engine bay. I would consider ducting and extraction instead.

...my $0.02

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not my car. I don't really want to cut the top of the bumper because its so ugly. I have an FM hood, but I'm still worried about radiator airflow.
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