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So I picked up a CF deck lid and spoiler the other day from a local guy at a great price and was going to try to install before this weekends track day.  My question is, is there a way to disconnect the brake light with out having to remove the whole spoiler?  Could I just raise the right side up some to get to the plug.  I am trying to not have to totally disassemble the wing assembly just to get to a plug.  Is there a easy way?

 

Any help and guidance would be great.  Thanks


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So I picked up a CF deck lid and spoiler the other day from a local guy at a great price and was going to try to install before this weekends track day.  My question is, is there a way to disconnect the brake light with out having to remove the whole spoiler?  Could I just raise the right side up some to get to the plug.  I am trying to not have to totally disassemble the wing assembly just to get to a plug.  Is there a easy way?

 

Any help and guidance would be great.  Thanks

 

 At the bare minimum, you're going to have to pull the 3rd brake light, and loosen the right side of the wing.


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Thanks for the tip.  I was able to loose up just the right side and pull the harness up enough to unplug it, so it all worked out, well kinda.  If I want to install the stock deck lid back, I am going to have to remove the wing in order to install the rubber grommet on the harness.  I will burn that bridge when I get there.

 

Now I just need to get a front splitter to balance the car.


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Easiest is to cut the wire and then solder/heat shrink back together.
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There's no need to cut it if you take your time.


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So I picked up a CF deck lid and spoiler the other day from a local guy at a great price and was going to try to install before this weekends track day.  My question is, is there a way to disconnect the brake light with out having to remove the whole spoiler?  Could I just raise the right side up some to get to the plug.  I am trying to not have to totally disassemble the wing assembly just to get to a plug.  Is there a easy way?
 
Any help and guidance would be great.  Thanks


Where did you buy the CF deck lid at? Is it Kevlar? I Want to swap the hood on a 14' for a vented CF but can't decide on straight solid CF or Kevlar. Any suggestions?? Thanks.

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Where did you buy the CF deck lid at? Is it Kevlar? I Want to swap the hood on a 14' for a vented CF but can't decide on straight solid CF or Kevlar. Any suggestions?? Thanks.

 

I bought the CF deck lid from a local guy that had it on his GTR that he had sold, it is not Kevlar, it was a Seibon Brand Deck lid.   There are several vendors that sell Seibon CF deck lids, but Kevlar, I don't know anything about them.  

 

Since I don't know about Kevlar type of hoods or deck lids, I really can't give ya any suggestions on which way to go.  Maybe someone on here has experience with a Kevlar hood and will be able to chime to give their thoughts.   Sorry I was of no help.........but when you do decide post up what you got though.  I would like to go to a different hood at some point, and like to see what people chose and how they look.



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Where did you buy the CF deck lid at? Is it Kevlar? I Want to swap the hood on a 14' for a vented CF but can't decide on straight solid CF or Kevlar. Any suggestions?? Thanks.

 

Is there a specific reason you're interested in Carbon-Kevlar as opposed to standard Carbon Fiber?


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How hard is it to swap the entire trunk lip. Thinking having one for street and a GT wing lid for track. 



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How hard is it to swap the entire trunk lip. Thinking having one for street and a GT wing lid for track. 

 

it's not that bad, but dealing with the wiring is the biggest PITA.  I remember someone buying two harnesses and making a quick release slice to allow them to quickly switch trunks.


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Another tip for anyone doing a trunk swap.  Heat the head of the bolts before you try to unbolt it.  The paint is tough enough that if you try to take them out cold you will round the "head" off those special bolts.  I use a cigar torch type lighter and just concentrate that heat on the head for a few seconds.


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it's not that bad, but dealing with the wiring is the biggest PITA.  I remember someone buying two harnesses and making a quick release slice to allow them to quickly switch trunks.

 

This.

 

The wiring harness for the release and the third brake light is cumbersome, as it passes through the right stand and up through the top portion of the wing. If you intend on hot-swapping from time-to-time, a secondary harness that's easily removable will make your life a lot easier.


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Is there a specific reason you're interested in Carbon-Kevlar as opposed to standard Carbon Fiber?


Been out of town dude sorry. Pretty much I feel with Kevlar there is more flexibility as far as taking on pressure. My brother has solid CF on his Audi R8 but when I touch it feels like steel yet thin and smooth and super light enough that it seems like it can shatter with the slightest of pressure if that makes any sense. I just can't seem to to decide which is the most advantageous, then again I'm no CF expert. Lol. I'm only doing the hood, and plan on CF wrapping the trunk by the way.

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Been out of town dude sorry. Pretty much I feel with Kevlar there is more flexibility as far as taking on pressure. My brother has solid CF on his Audi R8 but when I touch it feels like steel yet thin and smooth and super light enough that it seems like it can shatter with the slightest of pressure if that makes any sense. I just can't seem to to decide which is the most advantageous, then again I'm no CF expert. Lol. I'm only doing the hood, and plan on CF wrapping the trunk by the way.

 

The material isn't as important and the construction.

 

If you have 1 layer of Carbon-Kevlar, it'll be flimsy; if you have 2 layers of carbon, all else being equal, it will in most cases be stiffer than the single layer of Carbon-Kevlar. One-for-one layering too also has an effect. For example, if you use a heavier weave carbon cloth, then you'll get more rigidity layer-for-layer versus a thinner carbon or carbon-kevlar cloth.

 

I think people fixate on the material, more than the actual construction, which is where all the misinformation comes from. (This is especially true with hoods and trunks, where the structural integrity is based more so on the design of the inner section.)


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Easiest is to cut the wire and then solder/heat shrink back together.

 

so i'm in the middle of swapping out trunk lids/wing as well and would like to keep my oem BE wing and trunk in tact. when you say cut the wire...can i just solder the wires from the 4-pin coming into the trunk to the 3-pin harness that connects to the lock module (being sure to match the gray black and pink wires together)? would this work?trunk20harness_zpsxxrc4nfp.jpg


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Easiest is to cut the wire and then solder/heat shrink back together.


Yep, That's what I did back in 2012 when Revozport first released the trunk.
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So I bought the OEM CF rear wing, how hard is this to install? 


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So I bought the OEM CF rear wing, how hard is this to install? 

 

 

pretty easy


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pretty easy

My mechanic told me it is a PIA to get the old spoiler off because of the tape, is there some technique that makes it easier to remove?


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My mechanic told me it is a PIA to get the old spoiler off because of the tape, is there some technique that makes it easier to remove?

 

Not hard, blow dryer (heat gun gets too hot), goo gone, and some fishing wire. Heat it with the hair dryer then try the fishing wire back and forth it'll go through, then the goo gone to get the rest off.


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