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Old 12-17-2010, 10:33 AM   #18
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BlaSSt Off, these guys are taking the original design and improving upon it to make a product normal people want to buy. If you're all gung ho about filling in holes and drilling new ones then good for you. Most people don't want to bondo and drill into their $35k car. Most people are beginners. You say that like it's a bad thing. Like Entaille said, after the initial cost of the spoiler and then the cost to get it painted properly, the total cost of the project is pretty steep. If you're adding in the cost of getting the holes filled professionally and possibly even painted, then you're probably in the neighborhood of the project costing $1k. Most people aren't into paying that much for a spoiler. But, if you can get a painted spoiler for under $500 then I think there's a substantial market for that.

Camchris posted this thread because he wants to know what changes can be made to the original design to make it more sellable to Camaro owners. It doesn't take much to move the mounting points of the spoiler so they align with the factory mounting holes. They're making their own from scratch so they can pretty much do whatever they want. Enough people expressed their dislike of the mounting issue in the original Firebreather spoiler thread to make this a very real issue to consumers. I also suggested a bit of the dovetail look added to give it a little extra of an aggressive look. Otherwise, to me, it kinda just looks like a flat wing. Not everybody will share this opinion and that's fine. Maybe everybody would think it's even more amazing that way. I was just throwing it out there.

Let's see what these guys can come up with.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:37 AM   #19
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:47 AM   #20
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Painted or Carbon Fiber as is - Most likely
Painted or Carbon Fiber with effective way of using existing holes - Definitely.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:59 PM   #21
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sorry I dont have access to better photos, I clipped these out of facebook..

here is a possible solution. look at the bottom of this spoiler, in between the two posts, the bottom blade could be used to create a half seal to at least hide them, and rubber grommets/silicone could fill the holes or something, they'd be covered and out of sight / out of mind.

this allows owners to revert back to stock later and keeps a sharp appearance, imo.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #22
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Ok, check this "unprofessional" rendering, I added a small "hang" over the quarter panel, to incorperate a small dove tail on it too.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:18 PM   #23
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the original looks best
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:44 PM   #24
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I like the dove tail but not the side overhang. I realize it's not a professional rendering but, I think it's a good effort to capture the look. Could you possibly try another angle, like say standing a few feet to the right of the driver's side tire? Think that would help greatly.

Good job though thus far.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:52 PM   #25
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tHANKS Ill do my best! Trying to get someone else in the office to help me out too make it look better.
If not I should have something shortly.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:42 PM   #26
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no worries... we've got the whole winter
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:52 PM   #27
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Count me in. Painted or un-painted that is a sweet spoiler and I'd pay upwards of 350-450.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:54 PM   #28
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They, Firebreather, are selling their spoiler, on this site
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #29
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Actually, no they are not. They WERE selling their spoiler on this site. They have since, decided, for whatever reason, to stop production. I can't knock the guys too badly because they aren't a large retailer. They do custom stuff for movies, which is a pretty awesome gig. However, this Firebreather spoiler is something a lot of people are wanting and they saw a chance to cash in on the demand. Unfortunately, I don't think they have the means to meet demands. I'm not sure if the design is copyrighted or what. My original suggestion was for somebody to license the design and produce it in greater quantities.

These fine gentlemen have stepped up to the plate and are wanting to give it a go. They're also taking customer input as to what works or doesn't work with the original design and they're willing to work with those suggestions to give consumers what they want, and, from what it sounds like, at a very fair and reasonable price.

This is all preliminary, at the moment, so, I can't go hoisting these guys on our shoulders just yet. Let's see a final product and a price and get them installed on some vehicles first. Then we'll known if it's time to pop the corks and celebrate.

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Old 12-18-2010, 09:15 PM   #30
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OH, didn't know that...oh well!

Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:09 AM   #31
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I love it and want one....cost be damned. My theme is White Lightning and I think the lines and shape add to the overall look I want. Please make this wing available and affordable. I vote YES...make it happen!!!

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Old 12-19-2010, 03:40 AM   #32
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Actually, no they are not. They WERE selling their spoiler on this site. They have since, decided, for whatever reason, to stop production. I can't knock the guys too badly because they aren't a large retailer. They do custom stuff for movies, which is a pretty awesome gig. However, this Firebreather spoiler is something a lot of people are wanting and they saw a chance to cash in on the demand. Unfortunately, I don't think they have the means to meet demands. I'm not sure if the design is copyrighted or what. My original suggestion was for somebody to license the design and produce it in greater quantities.

These fine gentlemen have stepped up to the plate and are wanting to give it a go. They're also taking customer input as to what works or doesn't work with the original design and they're willing to work with those suggestions to give consumers what they want, and, from what it sounds like, at a very fair and reasonable price.

This is all preliminary, at the moment, so, I can't go hoisting these guys on our shoulders just yet. Let's see a final product and a price and get them installed on some vehicles first. Then we'll known if it's time to pop the corks and celebrate.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #34
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Actually, no they are not. They WERE selling their spoiler on this site. They have since, decided, for whatever reason, to stop production. I can't knock the guys too badly because they aren't a large retailer. They do custom stuff for movies, which is a pretty awesome gig. However, this Firebreather spoiler is something a lot of people are wanting and they saw a chance to cash in on the demand. Unfortunately, I don't think they have the means to meet demands. I'm not sure if the design is copyrighted or what. My original suggestion was for somebody to license the design and produce it in greater quantities.

These fine gentlemen have stepped up to the plate and are wanting to give it a go. They're also taking customer input as to what works or doesn't work with the original design and they're willing to work with those suggestions to give consumers what they want, and, from what it sounds like, at a very fair and reasonable price.

This is all preliminary, at the moment, so, I can't go hoisting these guys on our shoulders just yet. Let's see a final product and a price and get them installed on some vehicles first. Then we'll known if it's time to pop the corks and celebrate.

On the thread that I originally made that actually got the production company to make these spoliers was selling them at $395 and u got on it and started bashing them for the price. . . now ur saying this company is $45 cheaper and that makes it a fair and resonable price?

granted 45 bux is 45 bux and im not complaining about that but seriously im not following why u didnt like thier price.

anyways back on track im a +1 for interest in getting one!

I would of purchased from the other company but at the time i was moving out so it made me watch what i was spending so i was going to wait till christmas. . next thing u know they stop production. . . LAME
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