Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mine's Mine - Installed!

Finally had some spare time to get the Mine's Multi Select Rear Wing installed today. Installation was relatively painless taking only bout an hour. All that needed to be done was to ensure proper placement of the spoiler before drilling 4 holes for the mounting brackets/legs. Before doing that you have to remove the stock NVH carpet mounted to the bottom of the boot lid. I did junk the supplied rubber washers for the base of the wing's mounting bracket and had washers cut from thicker rubber supplied by a Bro. Also replaced the stock mild steel bolts, nuts and washers with stainless steel items. Oh, and once you install don't forget to adjust the angle of attack and ensure everything's tightened properly. Don't want to have the wing or plates fly off and sushi someone when you're at speed!

Pixs of the wing below before installation. The wing came with everything including the side plates installed but I dismantled them for some decent waxing! Disassembly also showed me the wing is not 100% carbon but primarily frp with carbon only top and bottom layers. Very expensive for the retail price but the quality really shows especially in the perfect weave of the carbon. Did not weight the Mine's wing but I'm convinced it's lighter than the Nismo lip spoiler having carried both.

The machined from aluminium mounting legs. The wing is adjustable for angle of attack only. Height is fixed. The base can be pivoted a couple degrees to the right or left to help ease the installation and placement.
First installed pixs below.


Should I stick a Mine's sticker to the Slowtra? Talk about mid life crisis :P

Have to admit it looks damn good and not too Beng! Even my mech that's normally not into rice or carbon admitted it look good. Come to think of it, this is the smallest lowest spoiler I had. My first car, a Wira 1.3 had the 1.8's tiang gol spoiler while the SP had the Mirage Asti High Spoiler which was also quite massive. More pixs to follow once I get the car back. Have sent it for painting to fix the holes drilled earlier on the boot from the abandoned Nismo carbon spoiler/lip project. Ouch!

14 comments:

Chooi Yue said...

Foooh!! Yes, please USE the sticker. Look like the spoiler is adjustable... can we have a wider shot?! :)

Uncle Foo said...

wow! nice! stim!

Andrew Saw said...

Wider shots when I get my car back from painting lah. I drove my car to painters immediately after installation hence did not get much time to take shots. A Mine's VX ROM and Silence exhaust system would complement the sticker well! :P

Sv said...

yes very nice indeed! Go get the mine's ecu!!!

Andrew Saw said...

SV,

Easier said than done coz Mine's don't have an ECU for the N16 :) Maybe an E-Damage will suffice..

hmph said...

Sweeeeeeet!!
And yes, the sticker must go on now ;-)

Andrew Saw said...

:P Lemme email Mine's on this. Hope they have their decal/logo in black!

Sv said...

E-Damage now? how bout some microtech?

Andrew Saw said...

Not now, most probably next year. No Dribbletech pls..

Sv said...

whats wrong with mykotek piggyback?

any warning/advice?

EJ said...

Why not just get the sticker done in a local sticker shop?

Andrew Saw said...

Thanks for the suggestion Bro EJ but I errrr...prefer originals. Lovely Work rims you got btw!

EJ said...

Andrew, thanks. The wheels are heavy tho. :(

Andrew Saw said...

Bro EJ,

Bo pian lor.. Even the Rays Gram Lights 57s I have on order ain't too light either being slightly heavier than the BBS RK