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Single Exhaust on AP2 The other gap

#1 User is offline   Vik2000 

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

I'm sure there are MANY AP2 owners out there considering whether to install a single on AP2 due to its rear bumper look. I'm leaning towards getting an exhaust but I will 100% want a single over dual due to its lightness (and also to me it looks more sportier) and much more gains. I've seen pics of AP2 with single exhaust recently but I just feel it's awkward to look at. Anyways, I remember a long time ago seeing people wanting someone to custom make something to fill the other gap so it won't look like it's missing something. Has anyone managed to come up with something to fill in the hole? or it just ended without any solution. Is it that difficult to make one?
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:09 PM

i dont believe that there is anything out there for the ap2 guys to cover the other hole. one option would be to convert to the ap1 rear and get a cap to cover the other cut out.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

Yeah ive been thinking heavily about this also and I come to the conclusion to just swap to an AP1 rear bumper, looks better anyway :D

You would have to redesign the AP2 bumper in order to make things flow.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:29 PM

a custom ap2 rear could be done but it would take some chopping of the driver side rear bumper cut out and plastic welding and molding in a section on the driverside to fill the gap after the cut.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:57 PM

damn :S I don't know if anyone would do ap1/ap2 rear bumper switch.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

I love the AP2 bumper and the symmetry of duals. I swapped a local dude (straight trade) his AP2 for my old AP1. I love it.

Going AP2 -> AP1 may require removal or cutting of two lower brackets that hold the lower valence beneath the license plate. Not a big deal, they're just too long on the AP2 and will get in the way of the AP1.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:54 PM

ahh i was in your situation when i got my apexi n1 single.

i ended up locating an ap1 rear bumper i like the look better.

and yeah there are two brackets that are longer than the ap1 bumper. i left them unmodified. though the rear bumper does flex when you force it....
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:00 AM

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ahh i was in your situation when i got my apexi n1 single.

i ended up locating an ap1 rear bumper i like the look better.

and yeah there are two brackets that are longer than the ap1 bumper. i left them unmodified. though the rear bumper does flex when you force it....

Are they visible from the rear when you crouch down or are behind the car?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:18 AM

they are but honestly... looks like part of the chassis as in it blends in alright. haha

i think ive seen someone custom mold the hole on an ap2 bumper. definitely looked nice.

however...... pay $$ to fix ap2..... gain money by trading ap1.... haha

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:02 AM

yea im looking to trade my rear bumper for an AP1's but dont wanna go thru the hassel ($$) of paint.

Its really hard to find a Rio AP1 though, :cry: actually imposible.

Unless someone painted they're car...?

and wants and AP2 bumper??
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:59 AM

Raybrig rear fog light, it fits perfectly in the gap. Can be found at GoTuning.com
I had to do this because I have blacked out tail lights and got pulled over for "not having any red reflector" on the rear of my car. No I wasn't speeding, and I used my turn signal, the cops just like pulling over cars like mine. Now they have no excuse to pull me over.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:54 AM

Any pictures would be very nice. Like modded AP2 rear bumper with the other hole somehow filled, or that fog light you mentioned. It's really pain in the ass to find a red here too that's willing to swap bumpers...

Edit: ohh that link you gave me have pics with fog light. It looks pretty good. Thanks! Now I'm just not sure if anyone has a pic of modded AP2 rear bumper.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:46 PM

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yea im looking to trade my rear bumper for an AP1's but dont wanna go thru the hassel ($$) of paint.

Its really hard to find a Rio AP1 though, :cry: actually imposible.

Unless someone painted they're car...?

and wants and AP2 bumper??

Try finding an AP1 bumper in Apex Blue :banghead:
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:52 AM

im going to do the ap1 bumper switch eventually. i think it will look better, round hole for round exhaust, plus i like the black, reminds me of the late 90's/early 2000's bmw bumpers, almost like a wannabe diffuser.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:01 AM

::sigh:: I think it will be hard for any ap2 owner with a color other than nfr/bb/spa/gpw to source out an ap1 rear. The fog light looks alright I guess, just seems like slapped together oh I needed to fill this hole-ness. I really really really want the Megan drift spec tho!!!!!!!!!

If anyone does have the fog on an ap2 do you mind posting pics? It has been difficult trying to search for this.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:37 AM

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Any pictures would be very nice. Like modded AP2 rear bumper with the other hole somehow filled...

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:03 PM

wow... damn that's nicely filled. I wonder if that's an expensive job.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

I think a single looks just fine on an AP2, the way the empty spot looks is to minor to worry about IMO

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:03 PM

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wow... damn that's nicely filled.


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I wonder if that's an expensive job.


:shrug: I dunno. It looks hella nice though. :thumbup:

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:41 PM

:p Just get the 07 ASM rear bumper. It only has 1 cutout for the exhaust.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

gettin a new bumper is pretty costly + the paint job ><

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

If you leave the hole unfilled you will look like every other ricer clown with bad body work. Not because you have bad body but because it will look incomplete. Now the filled in holes don't look too bad.

Isn't there plenty of after market duals out there that look good and weigh significantly less then stock? Skunk2 cat back looks real nice and can be had for less then $700...

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:50 PM

^Yea... I considered dual, but nothing beats the lightness of the single rite? :D

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:40 PM

its for this reason that i wouldnt go single... i am aware that the single makes a bigger difference in the car though... nice black s2k up there
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