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> Carbon Fiber Front Clip, For sale
groot
post Sep 20 2006, 10:52 AM
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Okay, several people have asked about getting these front clips... here's the breakdown:

Front Clip Option 1
-Opaque gelcoat finish (ready to paint) made mostly of fiberglass, with some carbon for strength
-Please select grey, white or black
-Cost $490 plus $50 for tooling recovery*

Front Clip Option 2
-Vacuum infused, clear finish made of 3 layers (6K, 11.4oz twill weave carbon, 1/8" core material for infustion, and carbon/kevlar hybrid twill
-Cost $785 plus $50 for tooling recovery*
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Splitter Option (not required and can be mounted to other front clips, provided they have a level mounting surface)
-Carbon fiber, leading edge is reinforced with extra layers of carbon fiber
-Reduces ride height clearance, splitter's overall thickness is slightly over 3/8", (.390") (on my car this splitter sits 2" from the ground, while the front donuts are 3.5" from the ground)
-Care should be taken to mount this as level as possible for maximum benefit
-Cost $280

Shipping-required for all options (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
-Figure between $80 and $180 for shipping using FEDEX Freight, must be shipped to a loading dock or can be picked up at a FEDEX Freight facility

Timing
-Please allow 2 weeks for construction
-Orders can start IMMEDIATELY

* Tooling recovery-This cost is meant to recover part of the money that I used to initiate this project including: purchasing the original air dam, shipping, constructing the tool and constructing the mold

Place the orders through me and I'll work with Mike Cudahy of Prototype Composites to get you the parts.

Here's a pic of the clip and splitter installed on my car:
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post Sep 20 2006, 12:00 PM
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That looks fantastic!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clap56.gif)


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post Sep 20 2006, 02:00 PM
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I like the new paint Kevin.
the car looks amazing!

whats the new weight this year?

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post Sep 20 2006, 04:13 PM
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Thanks, Brant... it's come a long way....

I'm at 1850 with driver... so I have to run ballast.
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post Sep 20 2006, 10:48 PM
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Thats awesome Kevin!
good job!

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post Sep 20 2006, 11:05 PM
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that car is exceptionally hot.
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post Sep 21 2006, 05:21 AM
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How is it mounted?? Does it have brackets molded in or is it dzus fastened
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post Sep 21 2006, 05:48 AM
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The clip is only the shell, so one must devise their own mounting scheme.

I bolted mine throught the 916 Oil cooler opening on the front and then some brackets hold the back end of the splitter... allowing me to adjust the angle of the splitter as required.
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post Sep 21 2006, 06:11 AM
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Contact information....

e-mail or PM is the best way for the initial contact... so I keep track of all of this. My schedule can get hectic, so bare with me please.

Ask any questions you want here so everyone can see what's discussed.

I apologize for charging the "tooling recovery fee" but I did shell out over $2000 to be able to make this happen.... and I'm not that charitable (or rich). (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)

If this turns out okay and I don't lose my shirt, there may be other things we could develop in this fashion.
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post Sep 21 2006, 05:17 PM
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Thanks Kevin (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clap56.gif)

You have done a top notch job on producing this piece for the 914 market.

Your car looks GREAT!!

Keep up the good work. Maybe one day we can throw some sponsorship your way.


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post Dec 3 2006, 12:33 PM
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Kevin,
Are you still offering the front clip in carbon fibre. What is delivery time and shipping costs to CA
Thanks in advance.
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post Dec 3 2006, 02:09 PM
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Yes, they are....

The part should take only a few weeks to make and ship, depending on Mike's workload.... shipping and handling to So Cal could run $150-200.

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post Dec 3 2006, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE(groot @ Dec 3 2006, 12:09 PM) *

Yes, they are....

The part should take only a few weeks to make and ship, depending on Mike's workload.... shipping and handling to So Cal could run $150-200.


Thanks
I will place an order after the new year. Also if I may, I'm new to the 914's and am installing the bilstein coil overs in front. It seems as the top shock towers look weak as though it may rip out under extended hard loads. Do you know of any mods to strenghten this area.
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post Dec 3 2006, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE(mbdoc @ Dec 3 2006, 01:35 PM) *

It seems as the top shock towers look weak as though it may rip out under extended hard loads. Do you know of any mods to strenghten this area.
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The stock upper bearing does a good job of distributing the load. I have never seen this as a failure... but having said that, many people add camber plates.... might be a good idea to ask this in the "Paddock" forum to see what others are up to.
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post Dec 3 2006, 08:09 PM
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OMG... Thing of beauty! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

(the car and the CF bumper!)
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post Dec 4 2006, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE(groot @ Dec 3 2006, 03:43 PM) *

QUOTE(mbdoc @ Dec 3 2006, 01:35 PM) *

It seems as the top shock towers look weak as though it may rip out under extended hard loads. Do you know of any mods to strenghten this area.
Adrian


The stock upper bearing does a good job of distributing the load. I have never seen this as a failure... but having said that, many people add camber plates.... might be a good idea to ask this in the "Paddock" forum to see what others are up to.


Kevin,
I don't mean to be stupid but you say front clip and splitter. Please define. I was taught front clip meaing from windshield forward. Not sure of your term splitter. I'm interested in only the front bumper assembly complete as shown in your pic with the Sube in the background.
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post Dec 6 2006, 05:54 PM
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thats one gorgeous piece of carbon fiber....
any chance of getting some sort of stock mounting for it bonded into it?


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post Dec 7 2006, 10:02 AM
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Good questions....

Really the part is a combination of a bumper and an air dam.... really a fascia in my world, but that may not be the term most people are familiar with. I'm only referring to it as a clip to make sure people understand it's not just a bumper shell.

The splitter is a flat plate-like part that attaches to the bottom of the fascia to clean up the airflow underneath the car. You see them on a lot of newer race cars. This part is really a "race only" addition to the basic fascia due to the lack of ground clearance. It would be very difficult to live with this on the street.

As far as stock mounting points..... I'm leaving that up to the buyer to figure out. Most of these cars are different and the uses of these parts will be different. For example... I made my mounts strong and adjustable for rake angle but easily removable because I take it off to get the car on the trailer.
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post Jan 10 2007, 10:55 PM
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A thing of beauty.

how about front and rear decklids? or a top out of carbon fiber, that would also be pretty cool
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post Jan 11 2007, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE(Tobra @ Jan 10 2007, 10:55 PM) *

A thing of beauty.

how about front and rear decklids? or a top out of carbon fiber, that would also be pretty cool



oh man..... I would be all over a CF top..... or spoiler...


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