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Old 02-16-2011, 09:35 PM   #21
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AWSOME!!! now all thats needed is to make a rear diffuser out of that alumalite material lol
if i were to have you make me a splitter like yours how much do you think it would cost me for every thing and could i just attach it to the rad support or would i need to make a bracket like you did
where do you get that material and thoes rods because i might want to make something like that.
well the rear diffuser won't be made out of alumalite. It'll be made out of 1/16" aluminum. The alumalite doesn't bend well, and when you push it to a certain point, it folds/creases like cardboard. It's fine for a splitter since there doesn't need to be any bending, but the rear diffuser is going to be different. I want a functional diffuser, not just something that looks neat. I will be removing the factory honeycomb 'diffuser' piece that's attached to the rear bumper on my svt, and bending the rear part of the aluminum up to fit it's place. Not only that, but I want the fins to be slightly thinner than the alumalite. Going to have a total of 5 fins, and would like them as thin as possible.

and sorry man, don't think I'd really be interested in making another one. not trying to be selfish or anything, but it was just an all day project, and I'm not sure if it'd be worth it for you. It'd probably be easier if you just made one yourself. Especially because of shipping. getting a box big enough to fit the actual splitter would not be cheap to ship. you could probably get away without making a new radiator support. reason we re-did it all, is because of the tow-hook. it was a two birds/one stone type of scenario.

the alumalite cost about $150 for a 4' x 8' sheet. you'd have to contact local metal shops to see if they could get an inventory of it. the steel we used for the 'crash bar' was laying around in my buddy's backyard, but I'm sure it'd be pretty cheap at a local home depot or something. the rods I found on ebay for $7 shipped.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #22
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when i was saying a rear diffuser i proly should have said an under tray (like the 1 sumbodys selling over on focaljet in the handeling area) that goes under the bumper and attatches to the bumper or crash bar and keeps the honeycomb part on the bumper and about making another 1 thats cool no harm in asking and hey gives me something to do in my own way and with my own hands
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:56 AM   #23
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should have asked this earlier lol but what size sheet did you use 4/8? and how thick is it 1/4 or 1/2
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thanks for the "how to" type of thing, I'm gonna use it to an extent for another car
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:32 PM   #25
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when i was saying a rear diffuser i proly should have said an under tray (like the 1 sumbodys selling over on focaljet in the handeling area) that goes under the bumper and attatches to the bumper or crash bar and keeps the honeycomb part on the bumper and about making another 1 thats cool no harm in asking and hey gives me something to do in my own way and with my own hands
that guy on FJ is selling a diffuser. Same thing I'm doing, just making mine slightly different.

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should have asked this earlier lol but what size sheet did you use 4/8? and how thick is it 1/4 or 1/2
pretty sure alumalite only comes in one thickness.

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thanks for the "how to" type of thing, I'm gonna use it to an extent for another car
glad I could help!
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I don't know why but this photo cracks me up, with the floating head in the corner.



Great work though man! Love the splitter.
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^^ it makes ME laugh because it would be an awesome watermark
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I don't know why but this photo cracks me up, with the floating head in the corner.



Great work though man! Love the splitter.
LOL!! that's my buddy. the mastermind behind everything. ahaha

but thanks dude! I love it too! ahah

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I am so envious of your lift.

Car looks great!
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Ide love to just rent one or a place to rent one at night or somthing.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #30
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that looks good i love the tow hook did you buy it or just make it
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