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Poll :: Interested in the custom rear diffuser?

Yes, I think it would look great on my car!
85%
 85%  [ 12 ]
No, not really to my liking
14%
 14%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 14


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Dane
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Got bored and fitted it this evening!

Some obligitory before photos:





A quick lie down underneath at it was obvious I didn't need to get the jack out. So I whipped the three torx screws out a set about trying to remove the old trim.

I found out the easiest place to start was above a pair of exhausts because thats where you get the best leverage. So a mixture of pulling with one hand and levering with some plastic trim removers got the job started and then it was just a process of repeating this around the car until it came off:



Comparison of old and new:





Then, starting with the edges I started to fit the new one, looking pretty good half way through:



And after about 10 minutes of pushing, swearing and generally getting nowhere I got some wd40 and sprayed it into the gap, this helped a lot and after another 10 mins the new diffuser was clipped in. Everything lined up beautifully so kudos to Nick for doing such a good job of using the OEM fittings

All I had left to do was screw the 3 torx screws back in and I was finished, this is where the only problem became apparent, the three tabs on the new diffuser were too thick and I couldnt get enough purchase into the thread to secure each tab. Pretty easy fix , I got my hack saw out and took about half of the thickness out of each tab:





Bit of a ballache but the half thickness I left was still thicker than tabs on the OEM trim.

With this I got great purchase with the screws and got them nice and tight:



I'm not bothered by this personally, I can see that Nick has made a great product here, perhaps in order to create the most robust product possible, may have gone a touch too thick on the tabs. And in fairness one of the screws did just about bite enough to get tight.

With that the new diffuser was fitted, took me an 1:20 to do in total, including some hacksawing, easy DIY job doable on the drive with no jack.

Now for some photos (it was getting dark by this point):








Really makes the rear of the car a lot meaner and I think it's a great plug 'n play mod. I'm super happy with my choice of matt black for the colour too - I think a gloss black on a black car would look too bling-y where as this matt finish makes it look like an OEM product IMO.

I always wish people would do projects like this and then I wonder why people never get onboard when they do, so my thanks Nick for an awesome product.

I've got some photos I've taken previously that, once I've washed the car, I will recreate for some better before and after photos

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks great, Dane!
As ever, really looking forward too seeing it fitted to your car.

Have to ask... is the Nerf dart there as an indication of scale...?  

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Dane
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Technick wrote:
Looks great, Dane!
As ever, really looking forward too seeing it fitted to your car.

Have to ask... is the Nerf dart there as an indication of scale...?


No the little shites over the back keep shooting them into the garden so it's on the table so the dogs don't eat it

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Haha. I'm in a very poor coverage area at the moment - by the time my last post eventually made it across to the forum, you'd not only fitted the diffuser, but also taken and posted pictures up as well!
No doubt this post will be equally out of date too, by the time it's uploaded!

Glad the DIY fitting went well and you're happy with the end result.
Thank you for the positive feedback.

Ref the 3 tabs (and the retaining screws)...
I had previously had reservations about whether or not the tabs may be too thick, but when I test fitted the 'first off' diffuser to my own car, the original screws proved long enough.
In fact, you're the first customer to mention an issue with it (perhaps yours were shorter than usual, for some reason, and/or mine were longer than usual, or the other customers just used longer screws during fitment!?).

Anyhow, I think your car looks stunning with the new look - IMO it looks more purposeful without going OTT - exactly as per design!
Excellent choice on the finish too - I'd agree that the colour/finish combo works well and overall it looks OEM!

Thanks again for all of the feedback - I think I'll include longer screws, going forward, just in case!  

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

172cup wrote:
How did you get on with these?

They are lovely and I would have one for my s8 s4..

Andy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Some new pictures of the gloss black version of the diffuser:









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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think the gloss black version will work better with the new look - would you agree?




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