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#1 Mix_67

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 06:55 AM

Has anyone made an airdam quick removal?

I use my dolly to get the car to auto-x and the front airdam interferes with the dolly. I would like to be able to attach and detach it quickly at the track. Right now I just don't even run it with an airdam and don't like how it looks.

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 02:05 PM

I've never seen one, but that doesn't mean someone hasn't done it. I know a lot guys use those quick release bumper attachments which would work on the sides of the air dam, but it's a little trickier on the front of the car b/c the airdam hangs from underneath the front bumper.  You might have attach like a "U" shaped or "L" shaped bracket and various intervals that the airdam hangs on.  Maybe with like a slide through cotter-pin or something like that.  I'm brainstorming here ...

EDIT: this isn't a solution for you I don't think ... but I removed all the rusty hardware and metal brackets from my airdam when I restored my car and drilled slots in intervals on the topside of the airdam and underside of the bumper.  With the exception of the left and right sides where it's still held by factory OE bolts, the whole center is held by heavy duty zip ties that you can't see.  Been that way for 5 years now and never had a problem.  If I ever wanted to remove just the airdam all I have to do is remove a few bolts and cut the ties.  I almost forgot I did it that way until I read this post.

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 02:25 PM

View PostMix_67, on 24 May 2021 - 06:55 AM, said:

Has anyone made an airdam quick removal?

I use my dolly to get the car to auto-x and the front airdam interferes with the dolly. I would like to be able to attach and detach it quickly at the track. Right now I just don't even run it with an airdam and don't like how it looks.

That would be great! I strategically place boards to get mine on the trailer for events. It's too much of a hassle to take the air dam off. I'll just take my chances lol
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Posted 24 May 2021 - 04:31 PM

I think these might be the answer: https://timmcamis.co...-fasteners.html
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Posted 24 May 2021 - 05:29 PM

Hmmm ...
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Posted 24 May 2021 - 05:39 PM

View Postobsolete, on 24 May 2021 - 04:31 PM, said:

I think these might be the answer: https://timmcamis.co...-fasteners.html
Still gotta get under the car to release them unless you figure out new attachment points

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 05:39 AM

A lot of aircraft external access panels are held on by those very same fasteners. So vibration would not be a problem
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Posted 26 May 2021 - 06:35 PM

This is what we do to fix Speed 3 bumpers. Could be used for a Starion

https://mazdaspeeds....7-to-2009.1689/




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