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Old 06-09-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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I run the outlaw class when I can and there's about 5 of us that have the attitude nerfing is racing and we are all friends but it never fails 1 or 2 of us end up smacken the wall. It just happens but it's a lot of fun (I don't condone driving like this in any of the outher classes) Anyway I always put wide front bumpers on the cars to keep the front suspenshens from getting demolished The problem with it is you have to cut the sides of the front spoiler. Effective but looks like sh%^ I was making some bodies tonight and It accrued to me that I should extend the spoiler to fit the wide bumpers and was wondering if there would be a demand for this? Does anyone else have this problem It wouldent be a big deal to do and I'll make one tomarrow and take a picture so you can see it...... Da Hellion
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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Ok I did this one kinda fast but it will give you the idea of what I'm talking about! To make it look better I'll bring the front bumper out a little then curve the bottem to give it a spoiler effect
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:41 PM   #3
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A good idea. My thought is that the bumper will poke through the lexan. Maybe you can widen the foam bumper as well to give it some padding.
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Old 06-11-2004, 08:43 PM   #4
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You could invert the idea, as I do.

I install the foam bumper while using a GT bumper plate, then trim the plate 1/4 inch or so within the foam. This gives the foam first impact and the plate keeps it from collapsing into the suspension. This also solves the problem of the lexan being hurt [the RR rear end body suspension does similar damage on TC bodies] from impacts.

Although I like the idea of bodies that accomodate the wide bumper plates and I would imagin the areo effect could be a positive. I think some body makers actually shape their front end in the same manner you described/illustrated [I believe in the NSX body style].

BTW, good topic. Very "different" from the usual threads and posts [although very necessary since I can never remember where that piece of info I read before is now...LOL].

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
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Do you have a picture Tom and have you noticed the big foam bumpers tend to make the front of the body stretch up I wonder if I extended the front of the body to compensate for this. It seems every body I have purchased in the past Iv'e ran into this problem and I was thinking extending the sides to clear the wide bumper maybe I could turn the back up a little to give it a cool spoiler look
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I like your idea too Roy
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