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Old 04-26-13, 10:28 PM   #61
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I'll second the roof spoiler, but please for the love of all things functional, do not get drilled rotors. For the past few decades, drilled rotors have been common place in performance cars because of their aesthetic value and presumed performance increase. People went under the assumption that drilling the rotors saved weight and created enough surface area to help with cooling. Unfortunately, drilling rotors in most cases does not save enough weight to compensate for the structural integrity lost. By drilling the rotors, there is more opportunity for stress fractures to occur during the heating and cooling of the rotors. Longevity is decreased.

I know they look cool, but do yourself a favor and get traditional, flat-faced rotors. You'll save money, and have longer-lasting brakes.
A good quality cast drilled rotor will be just fine for street use. It has its benefits in regards to wet weather situations by allowing water to dissipate off the surface area quicker. Is there a performance advantage? Technically no, in the case of our OP its simply an aesthetic item just like his spoiler he is planning to get.

The aftermarket scene has really tarnished the drilled rotor image by marketing them as some sort of performance upgrade, in the same way over sized wings on import during the 90s. Under the right circumstances a quality brand name drilled rotor should be ok.
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Old 04-28-13, 08:15 AM   #62
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Ok ok I hear u both I'm still thinkin on wat I'm gonna do but, I also wanted to know Where can I get a Roof Spoiler from at a decent price???
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Old 04-28-13, 03:22 PM   #63
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you can't. The japanese ones all cost decent money since they at the least have to be imported. There's one company selling one in the US (knockoff) but even that's like $450+ iirc.
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Old 04-29-13, 09:11 PM   #64
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you can't. The japanese ones all cost decent money since they at the least have to be imported. There's one company selling one in the US (knockoff) but even that's like $450+ iirc.
Ah damn, well where can I get one from japan
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Old 04-29-13, 09:54 PM   #65
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Ah damn, well where can I get one from japan
Im pretty sure you can find someone in ATL area to fabricate one from scratch. Find a talented customs body shop.
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Old 04-30-13, 01:57 AM   #66
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Im pretty sure you can find someone in ATL area to fabricate one from scratch. Find a talented customs body shop.
That's a good idea...I will start lookin.
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That's a good idea...I will start lookin.
If you're handy, you could even try fabricating on yourself out of CF or fiberglass. It's a fairly simple piece of aero, especially if you want it to just be aesthetic and not functional (most roof spoilers are for looks).
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If you're handy, you could even try fabricating on yourself out of CF or fiberglass. It's a fairly simple piece of aero, especially if you want it to just be aesthetic and not functional (most roof spoilers are for looks).
I am...where could I get the material? Fiberglass!

Lowes or home depot lol?
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for fiberglass supplies, boat shops tend to be the cheapest if your looking to stay local. There are some places online you can order. If i had time id probably make my self one.
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for fiberglass supplies, boat shops tend to be the cheapest if your looking to stay local. There are some places online you can order. If i had time id probably make my self one.
Ok cool ill will definitely look in to it. Thanks deng.

I think its time for more pics!! Anybody does photos?? & videos??
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Looks great! These wheels really grew on me. Here's mine with them.
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Old 05-06-13, 08:15 PM   #72
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Looks great! These wheels really grew on me. Here's mine with them.
Preciate the bruh!!! Urs is tight as hell too. Wat springs do you have?
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Question!!! Do any of yall have any idea if the trunk of an IS OR GS is the same Length as my LS rear window??? Tryna get a Rear Roof spoiler and cannot find one for the LS??
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No and no. Also, different curvature.

No US made roof spoilers available aside from the "Sarona Design" one, which is so expensive ($480 i think, may be outdated) that you can buy one from japan. But then you get bent over on shipping.
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Is your car still at stock ride height? Have you done any fender mods to fit the wheels?
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