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Old 08-27-2014, 03:49 PM   #626
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The splitter will be powdercoated aluminum. We make splitters for the 02-07 cars and haven't had a single issue with noise or damage. I suspect that what you've seen is from other manufacturers!

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Hopefully you're right! Thanks
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:39 PM   #627
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. The splitter will be powdercoated aluminum. We make splitters for the 02-07 cars and haven't had a single issue with noise or damage. I suspect that what you've seen is from other manufacturers!
Just curious, what are the benefits of using aluminum over plastic? I fell like plastic wouldn't cost as much and be easier to use
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:49 PM   #628
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Just curious, what are the benefits of using aluminum over plastic? I fell like plastic wouldn't cost as much and be easier to use
Sure! Plastic would require a different method of construction - probably multiple plastic injection molds for each part. Given that there will be a few different fitments of splitters, that ends up being a relatively large tooling cost. We've done a ton of work with sheet metal cutting and forming and have always found it to be a great way to make really nice parts at a reasonable cost.

I should note that the 'other' splitter is made of steel, which is much heavier than it needs to be. Despite being larger, ours will be substantially lighter.

Good question though, it's definitely something that we've discussed, along with other crazy options. In the end, we opted to keep it simple, low risk and cost effective.

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:35 AM   #629
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That's exactly right! We use Solidworks, our FARO arm and our 3D printer heavily during the design/development process.

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Thats what I thought. You guys definitely use your resources. I work for a SOLIDWORKS reseller out of NY and I am so intrigued with all of the car related companies that use it. Cant wait until you get this project finished. I am waiting to get a TMIC and yours will be the one I purchase without a doubt, along with a handful of other goodies that you make.

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #630
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Sure! Plastic would require a different method of construction - probably multiple plastic injection molds for each part. Given that there will be a few different fitments of splitters, that ends up being a relatively large tooling cost. We've done a ton of work with sheet metal cutting and forming and have always found it to be a great way to make really nice parts at a reasonable cost.

I should note that the 'other' splitter is made of steel, which is much heavier than it needs to be. Despite being larger, ours will be substantially lighter.

Good question though, it's definitely something that we've discussed, along with other crazy options. In the end, we opted to keep it simple, low risk and cost effective.

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Awesome, makes a lot of sense, I didn't even give thought to the multiple fitments, thanks for explaining!
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:12 AM   #631
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Russian, while under the influence of sanctions, waiting for a new product from GrimmSpeed

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Old 09-19-2014, 12:53 PM   #632
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a thought that popped into my head... I'm guessing this doesn't fit with the stock engine cover?
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #633
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Have you decided on whether you are going to include a price for drilling and tapping for meth injection?


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Old 09-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #634
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a thought that popped into my head... I'm guessing this doesn't fit with the stock engine cover?
Nope, sorry! We originally intended to try, but with it's size and the splitter, it just isn't possible!
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Have you decided on whether you are going to include a price for drilling and tapping for meth injection?
We will not be able to offer that as an option, but will provide a recommended location and a DIY writeup on how to safely drill and tap yourself.

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Old 09-23-2014, 12:11 PM   #635
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:21 PM   #636
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Talked to one of the guys at Subiefest, he said probably by the end of the year?!....
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:57 PM   #637
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Nope, sorry! We originally intended to try, but with it's size and the splitter, it just isn't possible!

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Figured, just wanted to ask. Thanks!



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see post above yours
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:59 PM   #638
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Figured, just wanted to ask. Thanks!





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Okay now define update lol. He was just replying to a question. Not an update.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:59 PM   #639
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Okay now define update lol. He was just replying to a question. Not an update.
Outlet castings should be hitting the machine shop next week! I'll see what I can do about some pictures!

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Old 09-27-2014, 09:53 PM   #640
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:54 PM   #641
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Any update?

You couldn't read the post literally right above yours?
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:41 PM   #642
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You couldn't read the post literally right above yours?

lol it's to difficult i guess


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Old 10-11-2014, 01:13 PM   #643
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Damn y'all see that top mount??!! Looks awesome! Just got myself a pw tho.. damn!!

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Old 10-11-2014, 02:09 PM   #644
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I saw a picture on IG earlier this morning
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:07 AM   #645
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Well, all updates are going out via the newsletter list now, but I figured I'd share this here, since it's a big step. This is the first preproduction unit to make it through welding. 'Preproduction' meaning in this case, that it won't be a sold unit. You can see that it's drilled and tapped for pressure and temperature sensors and that the weld is a touch messy. The great news is that these castings are welding up beautifully, which means a cleaner finished product and more efficient welding process.

Another big step is that with that, we now have all of the information that we need to setup final pricing for the TMIC packages.

Lastly, another development is that there's a chance that we'll actually be selling the splitter with the TMIC as a complete package. Of course, we'd have a separate package for the LGT splitter as well. We had talked earlier about selling it separately, since there are multiple fitments, but from to keep things simple for our dealers and to make sure people who are buying the TMIC know that they also need the splitter, it might just make the most sense to package them together.

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:14 AM   #646
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Is it to late for you to leave a spot for an IAT sensor near the outlet.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:28 AM   #647
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Is it to late for you to leave a spot for an IAT sensor near the outlet.
You'll be able to drill and tap for an IAT sensor in that same location, as needed. We did some research and given the small number of people running speed density right now (growing, I know, I use it myself), it's not cost effective for us to add that feature for you. We will, however, create a small write-up on how you can safely do it yourself. Another option would be to have a local shop weld a bung on.

The good news is that there's plenty of space on the passenger side of the car for an IAT sensor. There's also plenty of space on the driver's side, it's just not quite as accessible. Hope that helps!

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #648
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Matt, what's up with the hammer man!??!?! Nice, level, surface???
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:09 PM   #649
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Props to anyone who waited. I broke down and brought a Process West. Looks nice though.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:28 PM   #650
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I will wait as long as needed, I cannot tell you how much I hate the FMS one, but got it a cheap price to hold me over.
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