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    New diffuser

    Anyone seen or heard of this diffuser?
    Looks really good compared to what I’ve seen!

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    Looks nice. Price?
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    Yea, I think this looks so much better than the riveted strakes but at a price.
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    Doesn’t look like it’s very low. There’s a reason diffusers aren’t one piece carbon. They rub.
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    Who makes it?

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    I wouldn’t be buying it for racing, just for looks.
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    I feel like a diffuser looks good because it’s low. Idk I’d like to see it on the car
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    That’s got to look way better than stock…
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    I emailed the company for pics on car because I’d like to also see what it looks like installed…I wouldn’t ever install the stock diffuser as it’s way too low for where I drive and I don’t personally like the look of the stock diffusers.
    Last edited by Sniper; 06-06-2022 at 10:18 AM.

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    That looks great. I assume it is for non-ACR cars. Now I wish someone would make a carbon fiber grille to replace that cheap POC on the front of our cars.
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    Don't be fooled. This is purely aesthetic and highly likely it will get scraped, cracked, or damaged at some point. I looked at this closely a while back and also bought a couple of carbon pieces from this company for my Viper. The quality of the carbon was crap and I returned them the same day the package showed up.
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    We’ll, it’s obvious it’s aesthetic.
    Do you have pics of the bad carbon pieces they sent you that you could post?
    There was bad reviews on the company I bought my front spoiler from and it turned out really nice from Abaza Carbon.

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    I have no personal experience with Vivid, but have seen numerous posts of their carbon parts fitting poorly on the Gen V or issues in the carbon layers. I'd purchase at your own risk.
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    I had expressed interest to Doug Shelby & VenomousCarbon to get a functional/well fitting one of these produced.

    I'm sure if enough people were willing to put up or shut up on a 50% deposit we could get it done.

    So who's serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mblgjr View Post
    I had expressed interest to Doug Shelby & VenomousCarbon to get a functional/well fitting one of these produced.

    I'm sure if enough people were willing to put up or shut up on a 50% deposit we could get it done.

    So who's serious?

    1) ME
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    I don't need a diffuser but I would buy two carbon fiber grilles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGeorge View Post
    I don't need a diffuser but I would buy two carbon fiber grilles.
    Same. Car would look so much better with an open grille.

    You don’t want a functional 1pc diffuser. First time it runs will be a serious problem. And it will run if it’s functional.
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    What does run mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    What does run mean?
    I thought he meant rub, not run.

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    It looks the same height to the ground as the stock piece so I don’t see any kind of problem hitting the ground. If you hit the ground with this piece, you’re going to have bigger problems than the diffuser.
    And this would be for street use, no track.
    Last edited by Sniper; 06-08-2022 at 07:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    It looks the same height to the ground as the stock piece so I don’t see any kind of problem hitting the ground. If you hit the ground with this piece, you’re going to have bigger problems than the diffuser.
    And this would be for street use, no track.
    That’s fine- but it won’t be functional.
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    If it is for the street not track, why would you care? lol after hearing stories of this companies quality I would be hesitant.
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    I believe SneakySnakes has the carbon fiber piece that’s made just like stock piece from this company and he said he has no complaints about fit and finish, which you could take either way good or bad lol.

    As I stated earlier, I would buy this for looks only just like everyone who got carbon fiber parts for rear brakes ducts, rear panel piece around the taillights,…
    I like the looks of this better than the riveted strakes, my opinion.
    I also think this would complete the look of my car. (Probably not as there’s always something else that catches my eye lol)

    As far as how good of a product it is, if I don’t like it, I can send back and get refund.


    Now as far as the 2 companies making this piece, I don’t think they’ll be in the price range of what I want to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawineer View Post
    That’s fine- but it won’t be functional.
    Not necessarily true. The function and efficiency of a diffuser depends on the angle of divergence from the ground. Anything over about 6 Degrees has some effect, with 10-12 degrees being more or less the optimum without some serious CFD and testing to make sure you don't have separated airflow. 15 degrees is achievable with proper design. The strakes are simply to prevent airflow spill-over from one section to another. When you take the apparent angle of this diffuser (just from looking at the photos) and add the rake, it will probably have some effect. The strakes are a little "clunky", and would be more effective if they were narrower and went closer to the ground. As Sniper says, they are not deep enough to hit the ground except perhaps on very tall speed bumps at parking lot speeds. This diffuser would not be my choice for track performance, but I don't think it would hurt anything on the street. Quality and fit is another issue, and I don't know the answer. Just MHO.

    Edit: This is the minor, upper element of a two element diffuser I designed and built. It has a 12 degree divergence angle and works with the air flowing from the spinning axles and exit air from the differential and transmission cooler fans. Four inches below that is a second element that is an extension of the belly pan. It ends in a 15 degree divergence and uses the exhaust airflow exiting between the two diffuser elements to create a negative air pressure above the lower element. It has deep strakes very similar to the ACR. Still to be tested under real track conditions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StrokerAce View Post
    If it is for the street not track, why would you care? lol after hearing stories of this companies quality I would be hesitant.
    I don’t care, personally, but he said “I had expressed interest to Doug Shelby & VenomousCarbon to get a functional/well fitting one of these produced..”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawineer View Post
    I don’t care, personally, but he said “I had expressed interest to Doug Shelby & VenomousCarbon to get a functional/well fitting one of these produced..”
    Sorry, I didn't see any posts that mentioned that, only that he realized it didn't work for track. That being said, anything is better than nothing (if it works a tiny bit!) so I wouldn't purchase for anything other than looks. Like you, I was thinking about a carbon grill. Thoughts about it all the way to work this morning. Hell, I almost would rather have a shiny panted one vs the flat/satin stocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrokerAce View Post
    Sorry, I didn't see any posts that mentioned that, only that he realized it didn't work for track. That being said, anything is better than nothing (if it works a tiny bit!) so I wouldn't purchase for anything other than looks. Like you, I was thinking about a carbon grill. Thoughts about it all the way to work this morning. Hell, I almost would rather have a shiny panted one vs the flat/satin stocker.
    I thought about painting mine. It doesn't solve my biggest gripe, which is the middle row ("braces") and the two fangs. An open grill would look much better.
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