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Old 04-11-2008, 11:24 AM
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Thats what my plan is. Just holding me over until i can afford an m7 splitter. I imagine this would hold up to the weather pretty well since it is designed to be on the bottom of garage doors which gets wet and faces the elements.
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:26 PM
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I am SO jealous of you who can run this mod! My car is so slammed that I would lose it within one day--and that's just leaving my driveway! I scrape the OEM damper about 3 times a day on my commute. Darn it...
I love the look--well done
You could still try it, my car scrapes countless times everyday and its still on
I'm kinda suprised acutally
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:32 PM
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There's a little peice further back, under the car that sticks down further - I bet THAT'S what is scaping - mine is chewed all to hell, but since it's beneath the car I never see it. If the "chin" were scraping, you'd see it, believe me.
 
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ImagoX View Post
There's a little peice further back, under the car that sticks down further - I bet THAT'S what is scaping - mine is chewed all to hell, but since it's beneath the car I never see it. If the "chin" were scraping, you'd see it, believe me.
Unfortunately, both scrape! Mostly the air dam in front of the X-brace (which also scrapes...), but also the underside of the front lip.
I think the 215/40 tires lower my car a little more than it looks by the wheel gap, but it sure is low.
 
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:02 AM
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nice job on these diy splitters everyone and props to the person who started it!! i think i will do this right after i get my front lip piece of the regular s bumper painted again. ive scraped the front of the bumper, not just that back skirt plenty of times and im not even lowered!! i will be right before this project is done. pics to come in a while...way too busy trying to finish my engineering degree in may
 
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:25 PM
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This mod deserves a proper name. Like the "Joey mod", should we call it the EDM Mod? Or maybe use the OP's first name? I wonder if anyone with R56 has done this mod.
 
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:32 PM
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Possible names for this mod....


HDGDS Mod. (Home Depot Garage Door Spoiler)

HDL Mod (Home Depot Lip)

El Cheap-o Depot Mod

Tool Time Mod
 
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rippymcs View Post
This mod deserves a proper name. Like the "Joey mod", should we call it the EDM Mod? Or maybe use the OP's first name? I wonder if anyone with R56 has done this mod.

Yea! EDM mod! Im going down in the books for this one. haha.

I just call it good cheap fun.
 
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:12 PM
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Got the stuff to do it but realized I didn't get the double stuck tape.. So I will hopefully do it b4 MOTD... 14 days FTW!
 
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:02 PM
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dont mean to hate... but som gonna say im bein a baby for it but F#!% it.. it should be the "LUX MOD" did this about 2 years ago and got hated on for it... posted it up a couple of months ago and didnt get credit for it... and now someone did it about a a week go and got love for it.... hahahaha
I LOVE THE HATE WHEN THE HATE GETS LOVE!!!!!
 
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Originally Posted by luxuriousMINI2nv View Post
dont mean to hate... but som gonna say im bein a baby for it but F#!% it.. it should be the "LUX MOD" did this about 2 years ago and got hated on for it... posted it up a couple of months ago and didnt get credit for it... and now someone did it about a a week go and got love for it.... hahahaha
I LOVE THE HATE WHEN THE HATE GETS LOVE!!!!!
Dude I know how that's like; similar thing happened to me in a different forum, though the topic was about a fix and not a mod. I didn't get "hated" on, I just got brushed off since majority of them believed in a theory/probable cause, whereas I investigated the problem and discovered the cause, and eventually fixed the problem. But still no one took my advice since I did it alone, and they continued with their theory until recently the issue came up again. But now someone else is taking credit for the discovery and solution I came up with six years ago.

Wow, I think I need to go get some cheese with this whine.
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:40 AM
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^ was the fix to sell the car and buy a MINI?
 
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Bling bling!!!

 
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So I'm assuming this mod offers no aero benefit whatsover, but just looks like it does?
 
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You are correct sir. No benefit what so ever.. Except for looking cool and being probably the cheapest mod.
 
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Nah... the foam would bend under very little pressure. I don't think actually driving would make it fold under (I'd like someone to drive ahead of me at speed just to confitm that) but that's about all you could say about it.

I am planning on putting a little peice of this in the rear later for a different reason (stealthing some underbody lighting) and that MAY help with the rear window dirt issue, but I'm in no way counting on it.
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:10 PM
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It actually decreases performance....from the added weight..
 
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Originally Posted by luxuriousMINI2nv View Post
dont mean to hate... but som gonna say im bein a baby for it but F#!% it.. it should be the "LUX MOD" did this about 2 years ago and got hated on for it... posted it up a couple of months ago and didnt get credit for it... and now someone did it about a a week go and got love for it.... hahahaha
I LOVE THE HATE WHEN THE HATE GETS LOVE!!!!!
I actually remembered this mod from earlier--and am surprised that it's received such a positive response now whereas before it was essentially ignored. Just goes to show how important timing is...
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:03 PM
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i can understand the hate...

Well I can see how this mod could receive the hate. None of you guys have slammed your MINIs low enough so that the rubber will be able to properly form an insulating seal that will resist moisture and keep out the bugs.

Ask this guy to help with the install. He LOOKS like he knows what he's doing!




Kidding aside, it should be called the LUXmod.
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:19 PM
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hey, i dont know if people know or not, but the Mazda guys have been doing this for quite some time. So dont look at me as if im trying to bite anything or take credit for this as my own idea (merely my interpretation), as this is old news. I was trying to just have a MINI diy made for it.

So we can just call it the "whoeverisgoingtoclaimthisMOD" or just the Home Depot Lip as it has been for a while, instead of raging some "i did it first" garbage.
 

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there is always going to be someone that claims they had the idea first. I saw this back in 2000 on a neon forum. maybe we should call it the peonMod. so another great debate...similar to that of the telephone....do you credit the person who invented it, or the person who made it popular?

PS. the mustache guy is my new hero
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:37 PM
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Has anyone put this under the rocker panel? It looks like it might actually cut down on the road grime on the side of the body.

Just a thought.
 
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Originally Posted by SnYpR View Post
there is always going to be someone that claims they had the idea first. I saw this back in 2000 on a neon forum. maybe we should call it the peonMod. so another great debate...similar to that of the telephone....do you credit the person who invented it, or the person who made it popular?

PS. the mustache guy is my new hero
+1 SnYpR FTW
 
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:15 PM
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I feel ya EDM, I wasn't implying that you were "stealing" anything or taking credit.

HomeDepot Mod sounds good...but the MustacheMod® has a better ring to it.

 
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Nice job!
 

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