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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:10 pm 
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On my EF XR6 there is a little horizontal 'splitter' or spoiler bit in the front opening that is part of the front bumper and sits between that and the bonnet, held on by 3 plastic screws. While I was polishing everything yesterday I removed it and it now makes a bigger gap for air to flow into the snorkel, providing the rubber seal is all good.
I havent felt any improvement but I'm sure it'll be giving the engine a bit more air.
It doesnt make the front look funny at all, in fact I think it improves the look.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:32 pm 
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I dont know what you are talking about.
What part of the intake.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:42 pm 
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looking @ the pic in your gallery, i see what you're talking about - but thats the first time i've ever seen that on an EF XR before! :shock:

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:45 pm 
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Its not part of the intake its between the top of the front bumper and the bonnet in the middle and about 50cms long, held in by 3 plastic screws.
Part of the XR front. I dont know what to call it.
If you have an EF XR 6 or 8 you'll know what it is.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:20 pm 
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looking @ the pic in your gallery, i see what you're talking about - but thats the first time i've ever seen that on an EF XR before! :shock:


It must be special then :wink: . Its a Tickford part its got wings underneath it, part number is 831-8418 ABW.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:31 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
uglybob wrote:
looking @ the pic in your gallery, i see what you're talking about - but thats the first time i've ever seen that on an EF XR before! :shock:


It must be special then :wink: . Its a Tickford part its got wings underneath it, part number is 831-8418 ABW.


lol i've had a look thru the entire gallery - that part seems to be fitted to the genuine XR's, not the Gli's to XR's... or maybe its just me... :roll:

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:53 pm 
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i have an EF XR6 and have never seen this part befor.
could we have a close up pic of it please

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:54 pm 
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I've uploaded a close up of it in my gallery.

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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:45 pm 
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strange that one. never seen it befor, i know mine hasn't got one.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:44 pm 
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the part is commonly known as a grille :lol: .
although on the EF XR6 it was just 1 horizontal bar that just acted as a filler between the bonnet and the bar.
all ef xr6's had them although most have been removed
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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:04 am 
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AH! now I understand.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:47 am 
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Yeah i got it on my XR6 what does it look like when youve taken it off? doesnt look strange does does it? Mabe on a white XR it might look weird if i take that off, but if you wouldnt notice it then im gonna do the same thing. :wink:

What about bugs and s**t like that, aww you might have a bit of cleaning to do after a while. :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:12 pm 
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Yeah i got it on my XR6 what does it look like when youve taken it off? doesnt look strange does does it? Mabe on a white XR it might look weird if i take that off, but if you wouldnt notice it then im gonna do the same thing. :wink:

What about bugs and s**t like that, aww you might have a bit of cleaning to do after a while. :roll:


Doesnt look strange at all. Looks better. You'll get the same amount of bugs with or without it. With it on the bugs are harder to get off.

Take it off, stand back and have a look at your car if your not happy refit it. I think it looks better and I reckon a little bit more air will get it too, not that I've noticed any more power.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:17 pm 
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Yeah i might do that, being dynamic white thou will stand out s**t more. :P

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:11 pm 
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Went and tried it Timmeh looks fricken wierd mate, just noticed my bonnet is uneven too lol stupid ticky intake. :?

Being white it sticks out way too much for my liking :roll: so i think i will just leave mine lol.

 

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