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Old 03-10-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Question DURAFLEX technology ?????

Do someone knows something about that new technology ?
http://www.bodykits.com/Extreme-Dime...105161/770115/
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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nothing new about that technology.. its been around for about 10 years. Its flexible fiberglass bodykits.

cheaper than urethane, more durable than straight fiberglass... so ive heard.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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Heh, I love how the selling point on that site is a 75% reduction in *shipping* damages.

bodykits.com, where you have a 75% chance of receiving a kit that isn't b0rked before you even install it...

(Yes, I know this is a statistics interpretation fail. This sort of misinformation on the forums is what you get for trying to sell me something with that ugly babyshit orange e30.)
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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i tryed some of there products.....a bit more flexable than plane fibreglass. u need that flexablity to get the $hit to fit! terrible stuff. had to do massive mods to make one fit.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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Exclamation O.K but ....

The duraflex must be better than fiberglass !!!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #6
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from my experience the 'duraflex' type gear just ends up losing shape a bit easier out of the moulds and is also generally thinner. there may be some that are better but as far as i am aware its still based on a fibreglass it just has different additives. i bought some of it once and it didnt fit anywhere near as well as my standard fibreglass bits.

yes fibreglass is brittle, but good strong fibreglass can crack and easily be repaired and should fit okay. but this stuff tends to be iffy to begin with. Plus if you hit it hard enough and it flexes that much and doesnt crack itself, it will likely still crack or 'craze' the paint anyway
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:26 AM   #7
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I actually bought this kit from someone on kijiji, its no wonder why he never installed it. It was a huge mistake, nothing fits. The door pods are garbage and I don't know what they used to make the master mould. The side skirts are too short. Everything else doesn't line up well and have pretty big gaps. Unless your prepared to spend countless hours trying to make it fit, I don't think it's worth it. I've spent countless hours trying to make mine fit and its been a huge pain in the ass. I guess its really up to you.
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