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    Default Adjustable Lexan Spoilers for Miata / SuperMiata, available now!

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    New product that is available to order immediately, early birds will have this delivered in time to install before ACS.

    The spoilers are all CNC cut and drilled for spot on accuracy every time.
    The hardware is all stainless steel with nylocks to prevent loosening from vibrations while the hinges are Aluminum to keep the weight down.
    Adjustment range should keep everyone happy, the spoiler will adjust between 0º and ~70º.
    The cord length is right around 12" along the entire length.

    First batch is priced at $230 plus shipping, comes as shown in the pics, adjuster rods are not included.

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    Finish looks great!

    How thick is the lexan? Hate to see that flex at speed. Or does the miata not go fast enough to worry about that?

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    What type of struts and how many?
    Or is it designed to work without struts? Sorry for the dumb question but I can't figure out form the pics how it resists aero loads.
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    Jim, it's 1/8" which will be plenty strong by the time the struts are installed.

    Emilio -
    Struts are required, 3 will probably do just fine (one on each corner, one on center), 4 if you want to make it extra strong.
    I thought of including 3 of the adjustable struts that Longacre has at roughly $25 a piece, but realized that for the guys that aren't scared of spending a few minutes on making DIY struts this will just make the product unnecessarily costlier.
    You can make some from small aluminum angle in about 10 minutes and 3 dollars using nothing but tin snips and a drill... Or just buy the Longacre ones which are available from many online vendors

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    I think you should include the struts. Anyone that knows which struts to order, how to drill and mount the backing plates, etc, will know how to make a spoiler in the first place.
    You might also look at aircraft spruce to source the strut hardware. Needs moar PnP.
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    +1 what Emilio said. I need a dummies version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by comradefks View Post
    Great find. Not as sexy as the longacre struts but about half the price.


    Moti, is that .060 or .090 polycarbonate (makrolon)? If it's .090, two struts will suffice. If it's .060, you'll want three I think.
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    Think he said 1/8" or. 125" above. Should be pretty stiff as is.

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    So my gut when I saw the price was that it was a touch on teh high side... welp... I did my own material take off and I got up to 130 bucks in materials damn quickly. I figure it would take me 4-6 hours to put all of this together and get it installed well enough that it didn't look like a pos using my own design methods. Hardly seems worth it when this is basically only 80 bucks more than I would spend doing a total DIY and the finish is easily 5x better.

    230 is a damn fine price IMO. Too bad I'm broke as hell due to my dead 6 speed. I'd be all over this in a heartbeat. Oh well... i'll have to pick one up next month when I'm not cash strapped.

    Nice design work as always Moti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comradefks View Post
    Just happened across a picture of those installed on a stock car while browsing Jalopnik articles. They look good:

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepass View Post
    Just happened across a picture of those installed on a stock car while browsing Jalopnik articles. They look good:
    I want those Camaro tail light decals for my Miata. Yes, that is what I want.
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    Or could you even use these? Might need to add brackets or something. Comes in pack of 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    I want those Camaro tail light decals for my Miata. Yes, that is what I want.
    Kinda look like C7 tail light decals . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Kinda look like C7 tail light decals . . .
    Which kinda look like Camaro tail lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Which kinda look like Camaro tail lights.
    Therein lies the rub. After the Camaro was released, Chevy must have known that people hate the Camaro tail lights. So what did GM do? Put even uglier tail lights on the C7 StingRay.

    Rant: Tail lights on all cars should be ROUND. Look at almost all Ferraris over the years. They have (with a few exceptions) round tail lights that look great.



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    Sorry for the slow reply, been offline for a little bit while traveling.
    Quote Originally Posted by comradefks View Post
    Nice find indeed!
    Maybe not as sexy as the Longacres like E said, but sure are much more affordable.
    I can probably package them in with the small additional cost, that will basically make it a complete package.
    I'll order some to see how many are needed to support the spoiler properly and flexible they are in terms of angle adjustment.

    As for PnP, the thing is made in such way that you pretty much only need to drill the holes on the car according to the instructions and bolt it on.
    With the struts included you'll basically need to do nothing other than that, doesn't get more PnP.

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    I just bought these. I'll report back but they'll prob be gone by then. NASCAR Parts Cup Style Spoiler Braces Tall | eBay

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    Erik, get those struts? Any good? I'm going to start on mine after ACS.

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    New batch of spoilers coming in today!
    The new batch is already predrilled for the adjusters, so installation is even simpler.
    True PnP - drill your trunk according to the supplied instructions and bolt it on.

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