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#1 OFFLINE   MMcGuirk

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

I had a run in with a concrete parking lot wheel stop. While the splitter did bend and return to it's original shape, the paint cracked.

I removed the splitter and instead of repainting, I decided to have it wrapped in faux carbon fiber. It turned out great and gives the car a different look.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

looks good MM, just don't let Sean near it! :hysterical2:
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:07 AM

That looks factory, job well done!
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

Looks great! 3M vinyl wrap?
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

looks good MM, just don't let Sean near it! :hysterical2:


Ouch, very ouch! :hysterical:

Looks good Michael!
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

Looks great! 3M vinyl wrap?


yes, it also comes in white and anthracite.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Although its hard to see the faux CF in the photo it does look good having the splitter in a dark color. Great mod there MM.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:18 PM

Now I would love something to put in front of the splitter to prevent little rocks from hitting the radiator
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

looks good MM, just don't let Sean near it! :hysterical2:


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Looks great Michael................I like this splitter look much better. :rockon:
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

Now I would love something to put in front of the splitter to prevent little rocks from hitting the radiator


I have considered making a mesh grille to match the grille for this opening. looks like I would have a ready customer for another one if I decide to make it.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

I like the contrast. Looks good.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

yes, it also comes in white and anthracite.


I've seen it. Great looking stuff! Looks nice on the car! White might have been cool too.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:45 AM

I have considered making a mesh grille to match the grille for this opening. looks like I would have a ready customer for another one if I decide to make it.


You know me I will be standing in line :D
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

The splitter is installed with rivets, lots of rivets. The original installation “technique” made removal a chore. With a Harbor Freight a block away, :spend: anything is possible.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

The splitter is installed with rivets, lots of rivets. The original installation “technique” made removal a chore. With a Harbor Freight a block away, :spend: anything is possible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-WiXF8kutI&feature=bf_prev&list=UUyKKe5U6raFnmRJNgvkGiCA&lf=plcp


Note to installation tech - when you pop rivet a panel on, make sure that you cleanly clipped the pin off. Leaving a quarter inch nub makes it a real PIA for the next guy to drill out the rivet to perform a repair.

Edited by MMcGuirk, 09 February 2012 - 11:49 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Nice small change Michael. I always thought the new GT350 looked better without the splitter. I wonder how much aero advantage it gives up front. Take care.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

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I like it. Can't wait to check it out in person next month.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:58 AM

looks good MM, just don't let Sean near it! :hysterical2:


Glad to know you have my back Chris! :finger:

I cant help it if the splitter can't handle normal everyday west Texas driving speeds! :tumbleweed: :bike:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

I took my original splitter and had it hydro carboned. Looks a little different than the original carbon fiber but now I don't have to worry about dragging the driveway or the curb on a blonde day!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Glad to know you have my back Chris! :finger:

I cant help it if the splitter can't handle normal everyday west Texas driving speeds! :tumbleweed: :bike:


If you remember correctly, I did have your back :poke: was on your 6 at over 100mph when it came off. :censored: The seat in Becky's bunny also remembers being places seats do not belong. :hysterical:
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

I took my original splitter and had it hydro carboned. Looks a little different than the original carbon fiber but now I don't have to worry about dragging the driveway or the curb on a blonde day!


Sherri yours looks great, and guys don't let her fool you, you can only tell the difference if you look closely. Anyone who didn't know would probably never notice. It took me a bit, lol
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:54 PM

Make sure if you use rivets, they have LARGE washers! The Rivets are the reason my splitter sucked off the car at 120 mph.

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