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Old 05-19-2009, 01:43 AM   #61 (permalink)
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whats ghetto if its properly done

hes not putting SI badges on the car.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:56 AM   #62 (permalink)
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whats ghetto if its properly done

hes not putting SI badges on the car.
what i said was an "si" wing! read the post correctly bro
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:12 AM   #63 (permalink)
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I still don't see how people can defend slapping those ARC ones as being legit, and Home Depot as rice. Splitters are meant to split air. And since people are putting these on for style, they're not positioning them correctly. The splitter is supposed to stick out up front, so that the leading edge allows the air to split and go underneath. Look at the real DC2 splitter:



Notice how it actually sticks out? Now look at the same splitter on an FG2. Notice how the splitter isn't sticking out, which means it's not doing its job.



Since the functional aspect is gone, it just becomes expensive eye-candy. Hence it'd seem more practical to just buy some 89 cent Home Depot and make one yourself. It's not as though ARC does something special to make the plastic look better, or that it's made of some super-special material that makes the ARC one intrinsically more valuable.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:33 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:17 PM   #65 (permalink)
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You can make them stick out however much you want. Mine are mounted so they stick out.

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Mine just got shipped out yesterday so hopefully I should have them soon coming from Japan..
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:35 PM   #68 (permalink)
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You can make them stick out however much you want. Mine are mounted so they stick out.
My point is, most people aren't doing that, and that for most it's just an aesthetic mod. Either way I don't see how making your own from Home Depot makes a difference than these things.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #69 (permalink)
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My point is, most people aren't doing that, and that for most it's just an aesthetic mod. Either way I don't see how making your own from Home Depot makes a difference than these things.
well imo the real ARC ones look way nicer than those ones that were made from home depot. Also putting an ARC sticker on none ARC product is pretty lame.....
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strangely enough, aftermarket parts companies do put some thought into designing aerodynamic parts.

the home depot bit, while similar looking, doesn't have the same aerodynamic properties.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:57 PM   #71 (permalink)
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**** it cost me $258.00 shipped from Japan I should have them sometime this week I hope..
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:00 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Everyone running these things have cars too low to properly install them anyway. They're for aesthetics.. why not make sideskirts out of rain gutters from home depot, its way cheaper? Cause it looks like **** and is beside the point.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Everyone running these things have cars too low to properly install them anyway. They're for aesthetics.. why not make sideskirts out of rain gutters from home depot, its way cheaper? Cause it looks like **** and is beside the point.
Ditto.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:23 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Everyone running these things have cars too low to properly install them anyway. They're for aesthetics.. why not make sideskirts out of rain gutters from home depot, its way cheaper? Cause it looks like **** and is beside the point.
x3.

Why not use homemade DIY pieces? because unless its a cnc'ed piece for under the hood, it isnt COOL.

bottom line. You are trying to be a BALLER, but your just a WANNABE.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:57 PM   #75 (permalink)
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lol well looks like the thread has gone in an interesting direction
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:30 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Everyone running these things have cars too low to properly install them anyway. They're for aesthetics.. why not make sideskirts out of rain gutters from home depot, its way cheaper? Cause it looks like **** and is beside the point.
There's a huge difference between a sideskirt, which has to be molded, fiberglassed, and fit onto the car... and these things, which is really a piece with just a 90-ish degree bend. A sideskirt has to conform to the body of the car you're putting it on. This is flat, with a winglet sticking out. Why else would DC2 and EK9 splitters fit? The analogy just doesn't work. If you were to get sheet metal, trace the shape of the ARC and bend it you'd get the same exact aesthetic result.

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the home depot bit, while similar looking, doesn't have the same aerodynamic properties.
It's not rocket science to replicate a splitter. You have a flat piece perpendicular to the ground stick out from the bumper to split the air. It's not as though you're designing a NACA vent. Plus as I mentioned most people with the ARCs don't even make use of its aerodynamic properties anyway, so it's largely a moot point.

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There's a huge difference between a sideskirt, which has to be molded, fiberglassed, and fit onto the car... and these things, which is really a piece with just a 90-ish degree bend. A sideskirt has to conform to the body of the car you're putting it on. This is flat, with a winglet sticking out. Why else would DC2 and EK9 splitters fit? The analogy just doesn't work. If you were to get sheet metal, trace the shape of the ARC and bend it you'd get the same exact aesthetic result.



It's not rocket science to replicate a splitter. You have a flat piece perpendicular to the ground stick out from the bumper to split the air. It's not as though you're designing a NACA vent. Plus as I mentioned most people with the ARCs don't even make use of its aerodynamic properties anyway, so it's largely a moot point.
How are you able to trace the shape of an ARC splitter if your to cheap to buy one to trace?
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How are you able to trace the shape of an ARC splitter if your to cheap to buy one to trace?
Borrow a friend's? My point was that it's a whole lot easier to pull off a nicely-executed DIY for this than say making your own sideskirt. People here are arguing that somehow these things are super special and give some special properties/function that a DIY won't have. Which isn't true. People argue that a DIY of this would inevitably look like crap, which is also untrue given how the tooling required to make this isn't as extreme as a sideskirt.

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Old 05-20-2009, 05:09 AM   #79 (permalink)
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first off i didn't start this arguement... but ppl calling my custom fabricated winglet "ghetto " is not nice on this forum... what my point is that you can make something out of this winglets with just couple of dollars instead of spending about 2bills on a non functional parts for your car... if you don't like what i posted or made then don't put your 2cent into it... cause winglets so as canards are supposed to cool off your brakes from what i read... anyways i'm out of this joint. payce!
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:15 AM   #80 (permalink)
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its ghetto. Its my 2 cents. Its a forum. I can say whatever I want. It will still look horrible.
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