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#1 OFFLINE   NICK82

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:42 AM

I am pushing for Tru-fiber to make one for the GT500, they said they would if they had enough interest. If you're interested post!
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:59 AM

I am pushing for Tru-fiber to make one for the GT500, they said they would if they had enough interest. If you're interested post!


The problem with the rear diffuser is that it is molded as part of the entire bumper cover...and that is an enormous piece to be made out of CF. Much more difficult to make than a hood, imo. To make a CF cover that would go over the lower part might work, but allowances in the part would have to be made to fit over the OEM part, i.e. you couldn't just make a mold of the splitter and then lay-up CF in it - it wouldn't fit. You have to make allowances for the thickness of the CF material. Either way it's a big project, but I'm in if it happens.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:02 AM

I am pushing for Tru-fiber to make one for the GT500, they said they would if they had enough interest. If you're interested post!



Can you just replace the diffuser? If so, count me in as interested, depending on pricing.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:07 AM

Can you just replace the diffuser? If so, count me in as interested, depending on pricing.


I may be interested as well depending on the price.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:18 AM

I'm also wondering if this can be done.... but if they say so...
I'm interested. Of course price matters in this economy, but not too much!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:42 AM

interested depending on the price.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:14 AM

interested depending on the price.



+1 I am hoping to do the front splitter, side rocker panels, and rear diffuser for that complete look.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:30 AM

Can you just replace the diffuser? If so, count me in as interested, depending on pricing.

No. Crawl under the rear and look at the bumper - it's one big urethane part. You could make a cover in the manner of the CF mirror covers.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:44 AM

With the prices of the chin splitter, I'm afraid to hear the proposed price of the rear diffuser.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:54 AM

Like most, the price is gonna be the deciding factor. However, yes, I'm interested should it be within reason. With so many mods left, I have to pace myself :headscratch:

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:00 PM

A great idea, but as others have stated, the rear diffuser is part of the rear bumper cover; it's all one gigantic piece, and I don't know how a stick on CF cover would look. I believe that it would create an unsightly seam where the diffuser ends and the body color starts.

But if it could be done nicely, yeah I'd be interested in one.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:14 AM

If it can be done easy enough I'd be in for one!
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:55 AM

I actually spent time looking into this and got a quote for $20,000 for tooling and prototyping. That did not include finished parts. The cost of the carbon fiber alone is enormous. So everyone thinking this could be done on the cheap should realize this isn't going to be the case. The best compromise would be a fiberglass rear bumper with CF layer over the splitter area only. The rest gets painted anyway. In order to get the best result, you need vacuum bagging and autoclaving. Be suspect of any quote lees than $700.00, and that's assuming someone is going to tool up to produce hundreds to cover the costs. With GT500 production pushing 30,000, it's an opportunity for someone.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:21 PM

Raceskinz has a rear lower fascia cover in real carbon fiber for the stock GT500 rear fascia shelby we will submit samples for Shelby to evaluate very soon it looks very nice and ties the splitter and the rockers together nicely we will have it at the SEMA show

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:30 PM

Raceskinz has a rear lower fascia cover in real carbon fiber for the stock GT500 rear fascia shelby we will submit samples for Shelby to evaluate very soon it looks very nice and ties the splitter and the rockers together nicely we will have it at the SEMA show

Sounds promising, but does it create a pronounced seam at the transition line?

Do you know what your SEMA booth number is yet? I'd like to stop by and eyeball your product.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:16 PM

Sounds promising, but does it create a pronounced seam at the transition line?

Do you know what your SEMA booth number is yet? I'd like to stop by and eyeball your product.

Thanks

There is a seal at the existing coach joint but it is not bad looking I would perfer nothing but that is not possible

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

I will get you the booth number tomorrow

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:48 PM

I will get you the booth number tomorrow


Are you the guys who did the rear seat delete with spare tire?


Any pics of the carbon rear piece by chance? Will be checking out your booth at SEMA for sure.. :happy feet:
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:20 PM

I will get you the booth number tomorrow

Great, thanks!
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:50 AM

Are you the guys who did the rear seat delete with spare tire?


Any pics of the carbon rear piece by chance? Will be checking out your booth at SEMA for sure.. :happy feet:

Yes that is us

We will have pics next week

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:12 AM

Yes that is us

We will have pics next week

Sema booth number 11371

Thanks Double Zero. See you at SEMA!
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:08 AM

I would buy the piece as soon as it out...no questions asked
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:37 AM

I would buy the piece as soon as it out...no questions asked

We are hope to have it released in time for purchase at SEMA

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 03:59 PM

We are hope to have it released in time for purchase at SEMA

Any news on this?

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:17 PM

I am looking to buy this piece too, any more info?
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:28 AM

Interested and looking for an update.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:46 AM

Its too bad the diffuser is part of the bumper cover. I would not want to tack on more weight, if it cant be replaced by itself I would probably pass on this.

Too bad they can take a pre painted GT bumper cover modify it and mate it to a CF diffuser. Then the whole thing could be replaced and the original could be put away. Not sure how the wife would feel about the old rear diffuser and bumper cover taking up residence in the guest room though... :hysterical:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:14 AM

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:26 AM

Raceskinz has a rear lower fascia cover in real carbon fiber for the stock GT500 rear fascia shelby we will submit samples for Shelby to evaluate very soon it looks very nice and ties the splitter and the rockers together nicely we will have it at the SEMA show


Any News on this?

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