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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 19th February 2008, 09:22
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Default Rear Wing

Now Iím through the SVA and can merrily fit all manner of sharp edges to the car, Iím quite keen to add a subtle wing, to finish off the lines of my car Ė Iíve never liked the way the back end drops away, and always thought a subtle spoiler (similar to that on the Javan) is required.

Looking around, the options seem pretty limited, with most wings looking like something youíd see bodged to the back of a knackered old cavalier, alongside a biscuit tin sized exhaustÖ. Not quite what Iím after!

If youíve fitted a wing, what have you got, have you any pictures, and where did you get it from?

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John.
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I guess something like this would be nice:

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I guess something like this would be nice:

You really do love that car?? each to their own and all that but every time I see it, it reminds me of my toilet bowl after a night on the curry.

I will watch this thread with interest as it's close to my heart, having spent months trying to find a wing like the javan's, even going as far as asking him to sell me one haha

this is more like it

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The Avocet does not do it for me.
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A while back I was looking at the motoriced spoilers

http://www.adolphonline.com/main%20m...w_products.htm

But seem too expensive now and no sign of there web site www.motoriced.com. Maybe gone bust????

Or here

http://www.xtremeracingonline.com/motoricedwing.html
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Halfords were selling the one used on the Javan.

It is a standard universal spoiler.
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Halfords were selling the one used on the Javan.

It is a standard universal spoiler.
Please put a linky up for it on their online shop as I have looked at all the ones at halfords!
During a conversation with ages ago I was told the Javan spoiler was carbon fibre with billet ali custom mounts......and when you look at the photos the mounts certainly look very very custom and costly. Most of the spoilers I looked at when searching were 52 inch long which the javan isn't and it has a small curvature
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The mounts certainly look custom on the Javan wing, however I figured if I could get a wing of similar proportions, I could easily get the mounts made - I'm told, though I've not tried it, that fairly low grade aluminium plate can be worked on with a router. Failing that, I'll get my friend to knock something up on his 5-axis milling machine.
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John, the width of the javan spoiler is 45 inch I did find one last year which I thought was more or less the same but it's £800 without mounts
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£800 - no chance of me buying that. In some ways I don't want a wing, as it's weight and drag! Certainly no rush, so I'll wait and see if I find something by chance.
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How about something like this
http://www.carstylefirst.com/proddet...UBT378T&cat=40
It can be cut to the lenght required
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What about these:
http://www.motor-world.co.uk/category.php?sub_cat_id=85
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