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Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 AM
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Today we went wide flared the OEM arches out to gain 2.5+ cm of tire clearance.

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A small write up on how we did it on the site, hope you guys like the look

ToucanLife » I ♥ Plastic Arches
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:41 AM
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Haha, nice job! I was wondering what you were going to do to make those wheels/tires fit.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:12 AM
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That's pretty awesome. Nice work there.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:23 AM
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looking forward to reading more on this build!
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i like this very much
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:37 AM
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super hawttttttttt
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This is pretty sick man <3 Love your work.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:57 AM
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awesome! cant wait to see this come together! awesoem pics too!
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:34 AM
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The Toucan is still alive ;

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Alas it is winter time again, although summer weather is the time when Toucans fly, this bird decided to hibernate this summer.



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Old 12-22-2011, 04:20 AM
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What are the specs on your 6ULs? I wanted to run a very similar setup, but your wheels look to be a bit wider than the ones I have ordered.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:24 PM
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What are the specs on your 6ULs? I wanted to run a very similar setup, but your wheels look to be a bit wider than the ones I have ordered.
They are 15x9 +12 front, and 15x9 +16 rear!
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:24 PM
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Some more updates for you boys

Toucans need to breathe too.
So some dry carbon fiber vents direct from Italy came to the Toucan's rescue.

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The Belly of the Beast.

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The Operation

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Slice and Dice - the stock hood X brace weighed in at 3.6lbs - easy weight loss.

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The Scraps

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Cardboard templates were made of the scoops.

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Measure once, do it live.

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First blood.

1.1lb weight loss per side when replaced by the carbon vents - dieting made easy.

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An odd sight to see.

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Perhaps one of the weirdest feelings, next to sawing holes in a good hood - is drilling dry carbon.

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3/32nd pop-rivits and some silicone adhesive made the perfect seal.

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It's time to breathe.

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:36 PM
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I cant believe i missed this thread. Great work and killer car. I love it. Where can i get those louvers?

Also what is your suspension setup?
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:56 PM
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They are by a company that goes by the name MiniGarage in Italy, a bit pricy, worked out to just over $630 by the time they got here after duty - but the look is great

We are running KW Clubsports for suspension that were put on a shock dyno and revalved by our kind engineer who's full time job is suspension/chassis development on a Rolex Grand AM race team, part time Toucan help

We are working on some trick development for rest of the suspension that will be posted up soon.

Thank you for the kind words!
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:54 PM
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Omggg awesome awesome
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