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Old 01-31-2008, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Aero Front End Possibility?



http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/5331...ml?itemNo=nose

That bumper has a pretty good taper to it. So it would be possible to just get the bumper only for $130 then fit it to an existing car. Cutting out the headlights and putting a lexan cover for the stock headlights would probably work out.

Anyone crazy enough to try it I would but I already have other plans for my car, plus I don't want to spend 100 bucks on something I could probably make here way cheaper with the setup I have in my shop. But it could be a possibility for anyone trying to do some radical aero mods to their car.

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Old 01-31-2008, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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saw those too. called and they come in 4 pieces and would fit the front of the vw perfect. have to build a frame to hold the parts.
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I'm still waiting for a 92-95 Civic Fiberglass one piece front end to show up on craigslist or ebay locally for cheap. Then I'll go that route on my VX.



But the aero parts you show would be good too. I'd just worry about how much poundage they add in downforce at highway speeds?
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thats pretty neat, to bad i dont have anything to try it on
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for a 92-95 Civic, Fiberglass one piece front end.
They tend to go for $500 in fiberglass and $800+ in Carbon Fiber
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I don't think the fascia allows enough clearance for ramps and gutters.Its a beautiful unit,however I'm afraid it would end up in the street,ripped from the car.'Probably better for the track.
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I'm still waiting for a 92-95 Civic Fiberglass one piece front end to show up on craigslist or ebay locally for cheap. Then I'll go that route on my VX.



But the aero parts you show would be good too. I'd just worry about how much poundage they add in downforce at highway speeds?
I'm afraid that this fascia is also too low,and will get scrubbed off on the first driveway ramp,unless you slow to a crawl,in which case,your impeding following traffic and wasting their fuel,a situation where we all lose!Also,it would only be good for half a mile per hour top speed,and little in fuel economy.The real action is at the back of the car.If you can tackle that wake,you'll be in the money.
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That big flat area on that Civic front end isn't ideal for low drag (and is great for smashing bugs). You need to have a rounded nose like you can see on the Aptera and on my car.

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