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    Quote Originally Posted by forrest View Post
    I picked up the Poland ltw to use on my M3/4. I won’t be installing it. Looks to be maybe a 1/2 inch too narrow. Just a heads up for others with a 4 door considering this.


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    1/2" too narrow? you mean when it sits on the trunk deck?
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    I got him the link. It is much more expensive to ship to the states than it is to get it from Abrahams. So the answer is no
    Is it still possible to order? I live in Europe.
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    I wonder if it is possible to take a cheap, saggy, ebay spoiler and make some kind of jig/fixture that forces the spoiler into the proper shape and then reinforce the underside of the spoiler with a couple layers of unidirectional carbon fiber so when it's removed from the jig, it retains the proper curve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSnider View Post
    I wonder if it is possible to take a cheap, saggy, ebay spoiler and make some kind of jig/fixture that forces the spoiler into the proper shape and then reinforce the underside of the spoiler with a couple layers of unidirectional carbon fiber so when it's removed from the jig, it retains the proper curve?
    Itíll take a lot of layers of carbon and really strong resin to fix something like that. Not feasible

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSnider View Post
    I wonder if it is possible to take a cheap, saggy, ebay spoiler and make some kind of jig/fixture that forces the spoiler into the proper shape and then reinforce the underside of the spoiler with a couple layers of unidirectional carbon fiber so when it's removed from the jig, it retains the proper curve?
    Why not just buy a cheap fiberglass spoiler from ebay that doesn't sag for $250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TH3 Shifty View Post
    1/2" too narrow? you mean when it sits on the trunk deck?
    Thats coupe vs sedan ..look at mine a few pages back, 1/4” recess from either side

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    Quote Originally Posted by propcar View Post
    Why not just buy a cheap fiberglass spoiler from ebay that doesn't sag for $250.

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    ​ there any cheap ebay spoilers that don't sag?

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    He’s posted about it like 4x in the last 2 pages.

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    Any update on how it looks after painting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT0807 View Post
    Any update on how it looks after painting?
    Probably the same. Just a different color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busterhax View Post
    Probably the same. Just a different color.

    Thanks for that helpful input, but I was was thinking more along the lines of answering what Chris mentioned:
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    You can kinda see it here. the OE wing curves inward right from where it meets the riser. Either way, it looks good. Sag is the main thing to worry about, followed by crooked risers. I think once its painted it won't be as noticeable either.

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    The definitive E36 LTW Spoiler Replica Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MATT0807 View Post
    Thanks for that helpful input, but I was was thinking more along the lines of answering what Chris mentioned:
    We can see thereís no sag. Just the 90* risers can be an eye sore for those familiar with original shaped risers/top.

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    Yeah the shape will remain like that, as it’s not an illusion, just the way it’s shaped, however any small amounts waviness it may have had I have seen come out when it’s primed and painted, if it’s done well.

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    yeah I haven't had time to paint it. It doesn't have 'sag' per say, but if you look at it from the right angle you could notice there's a bit of a curve due to the shape of the curving portion of the wing. Hard to explain, I can take pics later.

    I should note, if I do still happen to find a Lester wing, I'd probably buy that and sell my fiberglass euro-wing. I do still think it's one of the better fiberglass wings and good for the value though.
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    I bought the ebay spoiler from Poland last year around sept and I decided not to install it due to sag.
    Now I'm trying from another site similar to ebay but Im not gonna expect much. I think I might just end up putting back my stock spoiler


    Just one question - I bought from a seller that makes spoilers for Subarus as well and I compared the spoilers and it seems spoilers for the japanese counterpart didn't sag. Why is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eightba11 View Post
    I bought the ebay spoiler from Poland last year around sept and I decided not to install it due to sag.
    Now I'm trying from another site similar to ebay but Im not gonna expect much. I think I might just end up putting back my stock spoiler


    Just one question - I bought from a seller that makes spoilers for Subarus as well and I compared the spoilers and it seems spoilers for the japanese counterpart didn't sag. Why is that?
    Who was the seller? Any pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eightba11 View Post
    I bought the ebay spoiler from Poland last year around sept and I decided not to install it due to sag.
    Now I'm trying from another site similar to ebay but Im not gonna expect much. I think I might just end up putting back my stock spoiler


    Just one question - I bought from a seller that makes spoilers for Subarus as well and I compared the spoilers and it seems spoilers for the japanese counterpart didn't sag. Why is that?
    Crap mold. Most of the sag reps likely all come from the same place. Or theyíre copies of poorly made copies. Itís no coincidence all poorly made reps all look exactly the same.

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    @busterhax Thanks I didn't think that a crap mold is all thats left of the E36 spoiler Can't someone with an OEM LTW spoiler create a mold of it and sell it?

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    I got this one last time too bad I didn't know about this thread.
    I've messaged another seller on ebay and asked him if it sags he said no so Idk, I might try that if the one getting shipped here in a few days is gonna be deformed as well.

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    I have an OEM GT wing, but cannot source risers. I would love (read:willing to pay for) to get some OEM quality risers and hardware.

    What is involved with making a mold? Is there a risk that the process will damage the original item (paint, etc)?

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    You'd have to cut the risers open to copy the OE versions. The structural part of the wing in the riser is a metal floating bracket inside a plastic shell.
    Someones working on it, but I don't have a timeline for you unfortunately.

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    Just hope theres one in the future
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    No you wouldn’t need to cut it as there are no floating structural pieces inside. There has to be a reason why so many of these wings are so shitty though. It has to be harder than it seems, or these parts producers are really mailing it in.

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    @notMpowered, Thanks for the insight, do you think its possible to tell the shop to use that crap mold but just make sure the middle part is straight?

    [OLD SPOILER] Ebay spoiler - Sag not that noticeable with highrise




    I changed my mind and that's when the spoiler just looks like crap. I didn't end up installing this I would prefer to have no spoiler at all than having this.


    [NEW SPOILER] I got another one. I think it won't be noticeable at all when fitted to the car, what you think?






    I might try another ebay spoiler IDK, I haven't tried to fit it on the car yet but it has noticeably less sag compared to the spoiler from Poland.

    What do you guys think? will this new carbon spoiler look like crap when fitted to car?
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    If you are a gambling man, I’d heat it, and put some pressure in the centre from the bottom. I’m like you, I’d rather be wingless than have saggy wing.

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    So the shop with the mold won't be able to make one without sagging? If its do-able I want to try to ask them to do it thats why
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