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Old 11-19-2008, 05:16 AM   #1
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Cool STI Side splitter install



so I am going to use my friends dremel, I just want to know what tip/bit I should use to cut the three little sliits. Any suggestions or a step by step walkthrough or instructions would be appreciated too.

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Old 11-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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why does it look like you took the picture from this thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531720
?

did you read the thread?
or did you randomly find the same pic & never actually see the thread?

see also
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1079477
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1010157
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1017537
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=406763

yes - my search crushes all.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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I just did this about 2 months ago. Wish I would have tried using a knife/razor. Used a dremel and made the holes a little to wide. The part you make the holes in is a lip so you have to be careful and steady. Use smallest bit possible.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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If you just use some 3M tape to hold it on will there be any issues if you ever want to take them off?
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #5
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why does it look like you took the picture from this thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531720
?

did you read the thread?
or did you randomly find the same pic & never actually see the thread?

see also
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1079477
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1010157
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1017537
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=406763

yes - my search crushes all.

Because i did take the picture from that thread. There wasn't any specifics on dremel size ( i pretty much have never used a dremel before).

Anyways im trying to get my car to look something like this (from the same thread):



can anyone tell me what rims these are, and if you know of any 5 star gunmetalish type rims. And what is a good brand of coilovers used or new.

anyhelp would be great!! thanks
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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what i did was put a little paint on the tabs on the splitters, placed then where i wanted them on the bumper and carved away with an exacto...worked out really well for me (didnt have access to a dremel at the time)

those look like Prodrive GC05's

as for coilovers, BC's are good adn cheap, megans are good and cheap, i personally have Tein SS-P and i think theyre excellent...esp since i dont track my car that much
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #7
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I just cut all the tabs off and used 3m double sided tape just in case I want to take them off later down the road. They have been on for a few months with no issues. They are alo held on by 3 bolts to just incase the tape does fail they won't just fall off.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:56 PM   #8
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I just cut all the tabs off and used 3m double sided tape just in case I want to take them off later down the road. They have been on for a few months with no issues. They are alo held on by 3 bolts to just incase the tape does fail they won't just fall off.

+1 on 3M tape and not cutting the bumper.

its more clean and a better fit IMO cause of the tape.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:24 PM   #9
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Sooo.... I went ahead and cut into my bumper anyways. I did not use a dremel.
for those of you that havent dont this, my way is possibly the most mickey moused way of all....but it worked.

I used a small drill bit on a drill and drilled two holes just wide enough for the tabs (something like this) .=drill _=space
.______.

Then i drilled more holes in between those holes.

._._._._.

I upgraded the drill bit to a bigger one, and once all the holes connected and became one rectangle void; I popped these puppys on, and now my car looks awsome
:dis co:
The 3mTape method is good, and I do understand that if the tape fails, at least the bolts wont. I was going to do this way, but I found a drill and now thats that.


I will post pics once I get home, for now i gotta go to class. Thank you all for your help and thanks for the identification on those rims.
I kind of want thicker 5 stars, anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:13 PM   #11
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don't see anything ^
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:20 PM   #12
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errrmmm pbase sucks whats a good image hosting site
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #13
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i just always used photobucket
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:44 PM   #14
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If you want to put a lip on later down the road how well will the splitters hold up if they are just taped on?
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:19 AM   #15
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buy a cusco lip , problem solved. the cusco lip actually makes STi's remove the splitters.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:22 AM   #16
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:11 AM   #17
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cutting those taps off didn't make it too loose?
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #18
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I just installed these on my RS yesterday and i used a flat screwdriver to carefully pried off the tabs and then used wire cutters to cut off the plastic "rivets" that held them on. When it came to attaching them I ditched the 2 plastic body clips that held the splash guard to the underside of the bumper on each side and used the supplied clip nuts and bolts on those holes.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #19
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rims are kyowa
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