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Old 06-11-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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Yes sir, that sure does look slick. Definitely frees up some area. It being made out of chromoly steel, should definitely be lighter than the factory piece, I would think.
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Could you pleeeeeaaaase weigh the new piece? I want to say the OEM one weighs 16 pounds.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #16
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This will certainly free up some of the air flow space lost on the intercooler. We back cut and boxed in the factory piece on my car, and while it helped, there is still limited access for air flow. This is due mostly to the proximity of the intercooler to the back of the factory piece. There is roughly 1/2 inch of clearance between the two.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:20 AM   #17
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Awesome looking piece!!!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #18
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Could you pleeeeeaaaase weigh the new piece? I want to say the OEM one weighs 16 pounds.
It does. Just under actually.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #19
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Could you pleeeeeaaaase weigh the new piece? I want to say the OEM one weighs 16 pounds.
The new one is under 5lbs.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #20
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The new one is under 5lbs.
That's awesome.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #21
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That weld is unbelievably good. You are a master with a tig.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #22
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Rear bar weighs 27lbs factory, new tubular one weighs under 5lbs.
Total savings if front and back are swapped of 32lbs.
holy crap, if only I was interested in taking a little more weight off the back, but im already upsetting the weight balance a bit by removing the rear seats and switching to a lightweight battery.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #23
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holy crap, if only I was interested in taking a little more weight off the back, but im already upsetting the weight balance a bit by removing the rear seats and switching to a lightweight battery.

I'm thinking with that power you may want to hang weights off the back...
Just to make you feel better though, here are the pics of the rear one...


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Old 06-11-2013, 11:00 PM   #24
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:33 PM   #25
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Very nice work!

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Old 02-27-2014, 02:43 PM   #26
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Now that is one hell of a bead on your weld. Looks fantastic.
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What size tungsten are you using and cup. Nice looking welds as I do this daily also.
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