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Postby Kekotic » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:00 am

TMIC will help with heat soak more than anything, not much to be gained from it.
One tuner has said it's worth roughly 7kw ATW, so not much.
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Re: Member Profile - stew07gt

Postby stew07gt » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:05 am

chaotic2050 wrote:TMIC will help with heat soak more than anything, not much to be gained from it.
One tuner has said it's worth roughly 7kw ATW, so not much.


oh ok, thanks. i understand the flow of the standard ones is pretty average but i dont know if its worth forking out for. Are the standard ones crap cos of the size or the way the air flows into them? as in misses the front half?
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Postby stew07gt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:07 pm

so i finally got my front lip. its the one from america..... it sagged something chronic and im not sure how to fix it... it still looks better than with no lip though.

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Postby cruisn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:11 pm

Sagged? They come a tad bowed out of the box. Mine had a bow through the middle...... not anymore.

Its PU, a simple going over the problem areas with a hairdryer heating it up and then holding it straight as it cools will fix that.

Make sure you have it properly secured at all mounting points also.
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Postby stew07gt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:18 pm

cruisn wrote:Sagged? They come a tad bowed out of the box. Mine had a bow through the middle...... not anymore.

Its PU, a simple going over the problem areas with a hairdryer heating it up and then holding it straight as it cools will fix that.

Make sure you have it properly secured at all mounting points also.



yeah i did... there was 7 clip spots and i used all of them and the day i put it on after using your hairdryer tip it was excellent.

But as the distance from the centre one to the next one is large the little tab that holds the centre one bent itself so much on the freeway it actually cracked off. i think its actually too flexible and needs to be tougher, ive seen pics of cracked ones, and i cant imagine this cracking, but instead stretching and tearing. ive now got 3 extra cable ties helping but i think its now too bent and the gap it has left in the centre... bout 2cm is just ugly.actually considering taking it off, saving up and buying a genuine one, or will i have the same issue? im convinced it needs to be much more rigid.
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Postby cruisn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:27 pm

Mine is perfect after many freeway drives and hasnt budged.

I did however add about 5 screws and panel clips in key areas. I'll get some pics of them tomorrow.

A lot of people fail to look at things and make them better instead just putting it on as supplied and thinking all will be fine.

This is not aimed at you Stew, its just something I see a lot of.

A screw and panel clip either side of the centre mount will have your problem sorted. This is actually how the genuine ones are secured.
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Postby stew07gt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:39 pm

oh ok i thought it couldnt just be for the standard 7 spots. i figured i would have to screw into the bumper. tek screws?
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Postby cruisn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:45 pm

cruisn wrote:A screw and panel clip


Dont just screw into the bumper.
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Postby stew07gt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:50 pm

where else can you screw into?... maybe ill wait for these pics you mentioned
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Postby cruisn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:01 pm

You screw "through" the bumper into the panel clip. Its alot more secure. :wink:

Wait for pics. :D
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Postby cruisn » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:43 am

Heres how to attach it. I used 1/4" washers, 10G x 20 washer head screws and 10G panel clips/speed nuts. All this is readily available at Bursons, Repco, AutoBarn, Supercheap.

You will only need 4 of each. Drill a pilot hole through the lip and bar with them pressed together. Push the speed nut over the front bar edge flat side down. Screw through the lip and the bar into the speed nut. Done.

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Postby jslayz » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:17 pm

mine has 40 self tappers in it.....its now part of the front bar!
I had to get it held right with the screws before running a bead of black marine grade sikkaflex between lip and the front bar.
Running the bead is tricky as!

Mine was difficult to get on as it had been baked after each of the 3 coats of enamel and was a little out of shape.
Came up good though and is a little quieter in car since i ran the bead of sealant.

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Re: Member Profile - stew07gt

Postby stew07gt » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:35 pm

thanks mark. ill re-heat/straighten my bar, then try your method. hopefully itll be better, i took the bar off today and knew instantly it HAD TO GO BACK ON.
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Re: Member Profile - stew07gt

Postby stew07gt » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:37 pm

tried your speed clips mark. theyre perfect, highly recommended.

however, after going to a supercheap, and autobarn and a repco... only repco had the ones you suggested in stock. and they only had a three pack. so i have three of those on it + 4 extra self tappers. sits perfect now though, and i cant imagine it budging.

i did have to re-heat/bend it a fair bit though after it had bent by my freeway fail. took 25 minutes with a hairdryer lol.
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Postby cruisn » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:20 pm

Good stuff Stew. :good:
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