Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday July 26, 2016
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Interior & Exterior Modification

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2015 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default Need help trying to figure out how to do this

I bought a vortex generator (shark fin looking thing) off ebay and suprisingly it doesent fit. So what I need to do is get the correct layout of the rear of the roof. Then I will take that template and put it on the back side of the V generator. Then cut the generator to the correct size. But I dont know how to make the template to the exact curve of the roof line, where it meets the top of the back window, so I can tranfer it. Can you guys recommend anything??
Thanks
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-09-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
Knightmare69
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25039
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hong Kong/Dong Guan China
Vehicle:
2005 CGM Stage 2 WRX
SQC 275

Default

What part of it doesn't fit? As far as I know with most of them, they fit better one you start laying it down, or if you use a heat gun and help soften and form it a bit.
Knightmare69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2015 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default

The issue is with the back part of the generator does not match up with the curve of the top of the rear window. Once I get that cut, then I will have to trim the sides to fit, but like I said I need to get the curve of the of the rear part of the roof/upper curve of the top of the rear window. It was an ebay one that I bought for like $15, but I knew going into this that I would have to modify it to fit right
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
Knightmare69
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25039
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hong Kong/Dong Guan China
Vehicle:
2005 CGM Stage 2 WRX
SQC 275

Default

Ah ok, well good luck with that. Looks like you pretty much have it figured out. Just follow either measure twice cut once or cut less more times then more less times.
Knightmare69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 11:54 AM   #5
Paranoid Fabrications
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 140712
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
2008 WRX STI
White

Default

yea you might try laying it up and scribing a line on it that matches the contour of the roof line.
Paranoid Fabrications is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 12:24 PM   #6
ekw
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92141
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: in a guardrail near you
Vehicle:
2004 STi-WRB on gold
Street prepped by TiC !

Default

to approximate the curve
get a friend to help
get long straight edge.
mark it every 2 inches.
more if you want to be accurate.
put it across back of window where piece will go.
get it centered and even by fiddling until both sides measure the same distance from window to straight edge on the two outside edges.
once that distance has been established,
person 1 can hold the straight edge in place while person 2 takes additional measurements from glass to straightedge at the marked points.
(and writes down these distances!)

once you are done, the measurements can be transferred to paper,
and the curve approximated by 'connecting the dots'.
a flexible piece of something (fiberglass rod) is best for this step.

kind of like this


or, find a really big countour gauge.
http://www.modelexpo-online.com/cgi-...TRAN85=N&GENP=
ekw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #7
sc00ter
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 117767
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
CWP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shamrock 05 View Post
I bought a vortex generator (shark fin looking thing) off ebay and suprisingly it doesent fit.
sc00ter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 01:39 PM   #8
Paranoid Fabrications
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 140712
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
2008 WRX STI
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ekw View Post
to approximate the curve
get a friend to help
get long straight edge.
mark it every 2 inches.
more if you want to be accurate.
put it across back of window where piece will go.
get it centered and even by fiddling until both sides measure the same distance from window to straight edge on the two outside edges.
once that distance has been established,
person 1 can hold the straight edge in place while person 2 takes additional measurements from glass to straightedge at the marked points.
(and writes down these distances!)

once you are done, the measurements can be transferred to paper,
and the curve approximated by 'connecting the dots'.
a flexible piece of something (fiberglass rod) is best for this step.

kind of like this


or, find a really big countour gauge.
http://www.modelexpo-online.com/cgi-...TRAN85=N&GENP=
jeez, that looks like some work just use a contour scribe like this picture but using your car
Paranoid Fabrications is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 01:46 PM   #9
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2015 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sc00ter View Post
Dont laugh at me I knew it would not fit.
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 01:54 PM   #10
Knightmare69
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25039
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hong Kong/Dong Guan China
Vehicle:
2005 CGM Stage 2 WRX
SQC 275

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shamrock 05 View Post
Dont laugh at me I knew it would not fit.
But yet you bought it!!!!

Last edited by Knightmare69; 05-09-2008 at 03:05 PM. Reason: I can't spell?
Knightmare69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 02:01 PM   #11
Paranoid Fabrications
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 140712
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
2008 WRX STI
White

Default

it was only 15 bucks ****, i might buy one to fit on the back of my wagon
Paranoid Fabrications is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 03:48 PM   #12
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2015 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knightmare69 View Post
But yet you bought it!!!!
Ok, choice 1-spend $200-$300 for one and put it on.

Choice 2- buy the cheap one off ebay=$15, do a little work to it, hmmmmmm

sorry I made the wrong choice BTW, I have sourced the material and I am going to make my own wind splitter that will look exactly like the APR one
APR=$320+
Mine=material $120 and a little time, priceless. Its cool, some people have a lot of money, but no mechanical skills. You go ahead and spend your money
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 04:30 PM   #13
Knightmare69
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25039
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hong Kong/Dong Guan China
Vehicle:
2005 CGM Stage 2 WRX
SQC 275

Default

I know I know, just busting your chops though I've seen ebay version fit with no mods needed. I think the one I used to have was a ebay version and I didn't have to mod it so I guess it's hit or miss.
Knightmare69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 07:24 PM   #14
ekw
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92141
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: in a guardrail near you
Vehicle:
2004 STi-WRB on gold
Street prepped by TiC !

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paranoid Fabrications View Post
jeez, that looks like some work just use a contour scribe like this picture but using your car
we like to do stuff the hard way, Shane.
it keeps us off the streets!


besides, some 6th grader pushed me down & took my compass.
ekw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 10:25 AM   #15
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2015 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default

Well I installed my vortex generaator this weekend. It looks awesome. Makes the rear end look mean Well worth it. I cant wait to build my custom wind splitter
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 11:47 AM   #16
Paranoid Fabrications
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 140712
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
2008 WRX STI
White

Default

so where are the damn pics? you cant just go saying you installed it with out showing us some pics do it, do it now

Shane
Paranoid Fabrications is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 01:41 PM   #17
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2015 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paranoid Fabrications View Post
so where are the damn pics? you cant just go saying you installed it with out showing us some pics do it, do it now

Shane
I know this may sound retarted, but I dont have a digi camera, and I dont know how to post pics on the internet,ya,ya I know
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 04:49 PM   #18
eminehart
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 11205
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Tweakin your ECU-Portlandia
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
WRB

Default

There is always the chance they sent you the wrong one.

When I ordered a CF hood scoop for my 02 they sent me one for a GC-8.

Has anyone else installed these without problems or is this common?

Maybe you got a universal fit one.
eminehart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Still trying to figure out what to do about the ECU... Speedwagon Legacy Forum 1 11-16-2007 10:00 AM
1941 (or: "we've got to figure out how to make these smaller") alacrity024 Off-Topic 7 10-27-2005 10:24 PM
Trying to figure out how messed up my finances are, compared to OTs snvin Off-Topic 29 09-28-2005 11:17 AM
trying to figure out how much oil im burning. BlackoutWRX Newbies & FAQs 0 07-31-2005 01:50 AM
Need help trying to figure out how to make a new website (html/flash/java/profit?) Protege Menace Off-Topic 4 10-03-2004 11:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2016 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2016, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.