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      12-18-2010, 03:38 AM   #45
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looks good, excited to see install
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      12-18-2010, 10:12 AM   #46
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Keeping close eye on this. Will be looking for this piece in the coming months.
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      12-18-2010, 06:20 PM   #47
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that looks great. if you make one for e92, i'd definitely pick one up - pending the final fitment/finish, of course. keep up the good work!
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      12-19-2010, 02:11 AM   #48
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I feel the exhaust cut-out might be sticking out maybe a little too much. It's definitely a nice subtle addition to the design
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      12-19-2010, 04:52 PM   #49
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Let me know when you're ready to take orders.

Can't wait to see the finished product!
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      12-19-2010, 07:15 PM   #50
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      12-20-2010, 07:45 AM   #51
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I feel the exhaust cut-out might be sticking out maybe a little too much. It's definitely a nice subtle addition to the design
Yup - I agree and when we saw the preliminary mould I asked the moulder to modify it and take them in a bit. The design will remain, but they won't be as pronounced.

Might have more pics up before Christmas, but I'm not holding my breath myself. Best bet would be first or second week in Jan for pics of the final mould...
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      12-20-2010, 07:54 AM   #52
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Let me know when you're ready to take orders.

Can't wait to see the finished product!
Will do!
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      12-20-2010, 07:17 PM   #53
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Make one for E92 please!
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      12-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #55
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It'll come soon after the e90 - promise!
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      01-10-2011, 02:51 AM   #56
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      01-10-2011, 04:33 AM   #57
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Not as yet unfortunately. I will be getting hold of the moulder today though to find out how the mould is progressing. I'm going to be pushing quite hard on this for January - so that at least we have a prototype ready for the end of the month and then hopefully fix whatever snags and fitment issues we may come up against and have it out by the end of Feb...

I think that's a reaslistic plan at the moment. Sorry that it's taking a little longer than expected!
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      01-10-2011, 06:48 PM   #58
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excited to see the first prototype... that sould be when my tax return comes in and i will be ready to pick up my mtech rear! good luck and keep up the good work!
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      01-11-2011, 12:59 AM   #59
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excited to see the first prototype... that sould be when my tax return comes in and i will be ready to pick up my mtech rear! good luck and keep up the good work!
Thanks man! Will update as soon as I get anything new!
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      01-13-2011, 01:58 AM   #60
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Not as yet unfortunately. I will be getting hold of the moulder today though to find out how the mould is progressing. I'm going to be pushing quite hard on this for January - so that at least we have a prototype ready for the end of the month and then hopefully fix whatever snags and fitment issues we may come up against and have it out by the end of Feb...

I think that's a reaslistic plan at the moment. Sorry that it's taking a little longer than expected!
Nothing to apologize for, there no reason to rush quality work if you are taking the time for quality product and fitment. Just hurry with the quad diffuser after the dual.
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      01-26-2011, 07:46 PM   #63
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      01-27-2011, 12:03 AM   #64
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Hi Guys

Sorry for the lack of updates. Feels like it's been forever that any movement has happened on this. And it's basically because I cannot get hold of the moulder at the moment. It's come to the point where I'm actually going to drive through to his offices on Monday to speak with him because I can't reach him on the phone or via email at the moment.

If worse comes to worst I'll take the mould thus far and find someone else to complete it for me. I am highly annoyed at the moment.

If anything - give me till Monday for an update.

Thanks for your patience guys!
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      01-31-2011, 06:04 AM   #65
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Hi Guys

Again, apologies for the fact that this is taking so long. As I posted earlier, I went through to the guys place this morning and he was apparently away repairing a power stations cooling pipes - another one of his businesses - which put everything in the CF department on hold.

He apparently only returned on Saturday, but was glad to see me because he says that he also wants to get this thing done - I think mostly because I haven't paid him for anything yet...

So we chatted again to confirm the changes that I spoke to him about in December and he said that he will have a revised pattern ready on Wednesday. So I'm going to go through there again on Wednesday morning just like I did today. I'm no longer going to try manage this over the phone or via email as it just doesn't seem to work.

Anyway - if all goes well, we should be able to pull a mould and have a prototype component ready by this time next week. Hold thumbs for me!

Then I want to get him started on a quad version immediately to satisfy the actual greater demand for a quad than for the stock. I can't promise anything but now that the bulk of the work is done I immagine it should take a much shorter time to get a mould out. On that note, does anyone have an idea on the size of the apperature and positioning for the quad tips? I've done some research and can't find a definitive answer - any pointers would be helpful...

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      02-02-2011, 08:26 AM   #66
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Hey Guys

Just wanted to put up some updated pics. You'll see that they've started working on some of the points that we mentioned before. Just to recap:

1. The extrusions over the exhaust are being made smaller so that they don't stick out over the exhausts.
2. The profile of the exhaust covering section is also being made to match the profile of the fins.
3. The "cavities" betweent the fins are being made deeper so that
4. The fins will be made longer without them havig to protrude any further from the main profile of the diffuser.

From a timing perspective, the final pattern will be ready next week Wednesday - from which a mould will be made and the first prototype part can be pulled. If all goes well I should have a prototype on my car within 2 weeks.

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