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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
A little shameless self promot

A little shameless self promotion {
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Now availible just in time for the holidays:

355 Front Spoiler Skid Plates. Attaches to R&L Underneath Corners to prevent spoiler damage from scraping on curbs or driveways. Easily attached by the DIY'r with 2 8mm Flush Mount Socket Head Cap Screws (Allen Head Countersunk Bolts), includes backing plate for strenght and durability. Comes in 3 standard materials, Titanium, Aluminum, Hardened Nylon . Standard thickness 3/8" (custom thickness' availible upon request) so as to be undetectible without kneeling down. Anodized, painted, natural finishes.


 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Personally...I like them chrom

Personally...I like them chrome curb feelers, but I guess that's a post that should be on another board, eh?

Seems like a great product for the F355, though JRV!

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
David,

The 355's rip up


David,

The 355's rip up the bottom corners of the fiberglass spoilers on some slightly raised bumps molded in. These Skid Plates are the exact shape of the factory faux skid bumps.

Of course the pic is a sneek peek from the machine shop. When they're all finished the photo background will be a nice white and they'll all have mounting holes {
}. Also once I take some pics of them on a 355 spoiler it will become obvious how important they are.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Damn right.

Even my 308GTB


Damn right.

Even my 308GTB skids a little on some of these "pavement transitions" we have in Houston.

I've put some light metal sacraficial plates on to try to keep from grinding the fibreglass spoiler off.

Otherwise, I'll be down at the Clear Lake boatyards reglassing the bottom! LOL
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Will these be availiable for U

Will these be availiable for U.K. customers ? My spider's front spoiler guards could do with extra help from speed humps etc...
Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Hi Tony,

unless I run into


Hi Tony,

unless I run into some customs issue or something like that they should be availible on both sides of the pond. I think about 1 more week before they're in hand and ready to put on the market.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Just a thought JRV, but if you

Just a thought JRV, but if you tap the skid plates and through drill and tap the bottom of the bumper, then as the skid plate wears down the bolts, (I would use nylon or aluminum) will still hold the plate in place. Trick would be to slot the bolt end so it could be backed out from above with a screwdriver.
In any case I will watch this spot in anticipation.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hi Dave,

good points.

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Hi Dave,

good points.

The bolts are counter sunk Allen Heads, located far enough back from the front edge that they should never really get scraped enough to preclude the use of a tool, but "just in case", the backing plate (not shown) will have nuts that can easily be removed with a wrench or socket.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Hi JRV,
could you let me kno


Hi JRV,
could you let me know if the skid plates are good to go to UK, and give me a shipping price,pls?
Thnx.
Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Hi Tony,

Let me check with


Hi Tony,

Let me check with some shippers for a price. I'm not familiar with International Customs Duties, I'll see what I can fnd out.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Hi Tony,

looks like average


Hi Tony,

looks like average shipping price to the UK is about $30US. That's regular shipping, about a week delivery time. That's not bad considering it's been costing me $22 shipping here in the states for FedX 2 day.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Thanks JRV.I can get these qui

Thanks JRV.I can get these quite a bit cheaper in the UK so will go that route.I appreciate the Customs/shipping info , tho'.
Regards
Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
OK Tony no problem.

I suppo


OK Tony no problem.

I suppose I could make the plates cheaper like others may, but with all the hand work involved in mine, champhering the edges nicely & polishing to a chrome like finish the labor really adds up, add in free shipping & lifetime warranty, well I doubt I'll ever get rich as it is.


Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
JRV,

I think these skid pla


JRV,

I think these skid plates are a great idea. I've seen a few 355s with them. I had to laugh though when I saw one owner upset that he had scraped his skid plate. No damage to the spoiler, just the skid plate. Who knows? Maybe he'll get skid plates for his skid plates!

Barry
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I meant to say the spoiler nee

I meant to say the spoiler needs help rather than the skid plates ! Never mind.....
T
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
>>Who knows? Maybe he&

>>Who knows? Maybe he'll get skid plates for his skid plates! <<

Hey...now there's an idea...Skid Plate Protectors....
 
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