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      02-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Duke Dynamics FRP Fins diffuser (fitment issues)

I got the diffuser in the mail yesterday. It doesn't fit well. I have tried to install it 5 different times and still it won't fit as snug as my original mtech diffuser. There are 3 tabs that just don't seem to hold. I push them in, they pop out still slightly. I'm requesting a replacement let's see what happens. I hope this can be resolved in a timely manner, I have heard the stories.. just my luck.







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I love this diffuser its just a shame DD is a hit or miss with fitment
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lol. you have to bang it in abit with your palm. dw it wont break it. this has happen to me once with a DD diffuser. i've owned 4 of them by them. and only 1 gave me this problem. its like their clips r a tad bit short so you have to bang it in abit. not stupid hard but some pressure. goodluck, looks great btw
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lol. you have to bang it in abit with your palm. dw it wont break it. this has happen to me once with a DD diffuser. i've owned 4 of them by them. and only 1 gave me this problem. its like their clips r a tad bit short so you have to bang it in abit. not stupid hard but some pressure. goodluck, looks great btw
Doesn't seem to be an issue of the tabs being short, they just don't catch.
It definately makes the car look more aggressive.





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I think if you remove the whole bumper and install the diffuser you may have an easier time getting it to fit and sit properly.
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I think if you remove the whole bumper and install the diffuser you may have an easier time getting it to fit and sit properly.


Worked for me lol! All I did was painted mine with a alpine white/gloss black theme. Whoever bought this diffuser from me is lucky cause dat bich was dead on hahaha
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I got the diffuser in the mail yesterday. It doesn't fit well. I have tried to install it 5 different times and still it won't fit as snug as my original mtech diffuser. There are 3 tabs that just don't seem to hold. I push them in, they pop out still slightly. I'm requesting a replacement let's see what happens. I hope this can be resolved in a timely manner, I have heard the stories.. just my luck.

This is a small issues, you need to bent the FRP diffuser so the taps are align with the bumper holes, sometime the taps are too wide or small, you need will need to trim it small if the taps are too wide or else the taps can't snap in.
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Do they make a diffuser like this for us one-sided exhaust folk?
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that is sexyyyyy, regardless of its DooDoo fitment.
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The issue is the tab on the far left is too small. The gap on the right is now small enough that I can live with it. I'm going to have to try and super glue the tab on the left side. Good idea or bad?
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The issue is the tab on the far left is too small. The gap on the right is now small enough that I can live with it. I'm going to have to try and super glue the tab on the left side. Good idea or bad?
yeah, you can use the superglue or adhesive to secure/expand the tap.
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Well I've got it to fit pretty good. I put a piece of folded over duck tape about the size of the tabs, so that the tap actually holds when pushed in. The tabs where the gaps are were too small. Pics to come soon
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This is a small issues, you need to bent the FRP diffuser so the taps are align with the bumper holes, sometime the taps are too wide or small, you need will need to trim it small if the taps are too wide or else the taps can't snap in.
I thought that you said that there was no fitment issues after 2010!!.....freaki-g LIAR!!!!!!
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to bad about the fitment.....but it does look good....they make that for quads?
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to bad about the fitment.....but it does look good....they make that for quads?
Dont buy it from Bimmerkit/Duke Dynamics. They are LIARS they are SCAMMERS!!
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and if you complain and tell people about what they do they will email you (like they just did to me) and they call you d&ck.....yes....they emailed me saying: Dont be a D&CK!!!!.....what a customer service
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OP that diffuser does look good though.....helps set the car off...looks sweet!
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