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My Carbon Fiber Diffuser arrived today! Install pics start post 37

Install pics start post 37
Here are some pics...Really looks great!
Clearcoated 4 times.

Chrometec also did my door pulls, door handles and door covers and emergency brake handle (see my albums for those)









Installation next week!
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That's one of the best diffusers I've seen! When are you putting it on??
Can't wait to see pictures of the fitting and the finished article.
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Next week, hopefully by Wednesday...hopefully before Wednesday
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Very nice piece. Did you get it directly from their German website, or through a US based reseller?
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Bought straight from Chrometec


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Looks great Jeff, look fwd to seeing it next time we get together...
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Cool. I'm in the market for this in the near future. Very interested in installation process pix and installed pix. I think they cut the bumper for this, right?
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Piecha says 'cut'
Chrometec says no cutting. Edit: yes, needs a little cutting of bumper)
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What? as mentioned above, c2design, who did all my stuff, will install it next week


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WoW, that is very nice!
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Is the rear diffuser on the 171 not separate from the rear bumper like the 172? NVM I see. On the 172 it is attached to bumper with 12 push tabs and 4 push pins, no tools required. I would like a direct fit one using OEM mounting points but they are all same cheap Taiwan quality.
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Is the rear diffuser on the 171 not separate from the rear bumper like the 172? NVM I see. On the 172 it is attached to bumper with 12 push tabs and 4 push pins, no tools required. I would like a direct fit one using OEM mounting points but they are all same cheap Taiwan quality.
The rear diffuser is, to my info, on the r171 55, secured with a few bolts and separate from the bumper.


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Well I see Chromtec sells one for mine but looking at the pic and zooming in on the mounting tab I can see where they are just laminating cf to OEM part. Its a nice laminating job I will say, but not worth over $1000 for. I have exact same OEM 55 part that I am thinking about laminating myself but I would first do the 350 OEM diffuser for practice. I have some laminating skills and I think this would be perfect project to hone them on. You need to quit posting all this stuff man, I have more projects now than I can keep up with thanks to all your mod posts I think Chromtec is a good site for those interested in doing 172 mods as they have more products available for them. I shall post link to this site in the 172 mods section.
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Well I see Chromtec sells one for mine but looking at the pic and zooming in on the mounting tab I can see where they are just laminating cf to OEM part. Its a nice laminating job I will say, but not worth over $1000 for. I have exact same OEM 55 part that I am thinking about laminating myself but I would first do the 350 OEM diffuser for practice. I have some laminating skills and I think this would be perfect project to hone them on. You need to quit posting all this stuff man, I have more projects now than I can keep up with thanks to all your mod posts I think Chromtec is a good site for those interested in doing 172 mods as they have more products available for them. I shall post link to this site in the 172 mods section.
If you send them the part, it is cheaper. Ask Patrick at Chrometec for that option
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