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Sorry, had them in a temp folder at work and dumped them months ago!





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I'm somewhat of a geek when it comes to production numbers so I decided to spring for a Marti report on my car just for kicks, as well as the personalized stats. 1 of 1. Mecum, here we come! LOL

What I was most curious about was how many Performance Pack cars were built in Magnetic with the Red Line interior. More of an oddball than I thought, no wonder I've never seen another in the flesh. :crazy:
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Do you think those mounting brackets would work in plastic, such as produced on a 3D printer? I personally don't see that there'd be any problem, I'm just looking for a more experienced opinion.

Also, is it mandatory for the IMRC vacuum stuff to be cut off the back? I kept my IMRC system functional.
 
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I think the brackets would have to be beefed up quite a bit in 3D-printed form. The little ball socket things on the intake cover require a bit of force to put into place or remove, and I think printed stuff might break. Worth a shot though, if you printed them solid with no sparsing.

I'm not sure that the '18 IMRC could be kept functional in conjunction with the pre'18 intake cover. You'd have to do plenty of surgery on the rear of the cover for sure.
 

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Some of the parts may work if printed with a SLS nylon, they may still have to be redesigned for greater strength. I doubt the usual PLA material will work even with a stronger design.
 
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Some of the parts may work if printed with a SLS nylon, they may still have to be redesigned for greater strength. I doubt the usual PLA material will work even with a stronger design.
True.

Nylon or Ultem would be likely candidates, but I think the parts would need to be redesigned. Probably as a unitized piece with reinforcing webbing rather than individual parts also.
 

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True.

Nylon or Ultem would be likely candidates, but I think the parts would need to be redesigned. Probably as a unitized piece with reinforcing webbing rather than individual parts also.
Webbing looks like a good idea. I milled some pieces I had printed in nylon SLS and the interior looked just like solid nylon (because it is?).
 

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Would the SLS nylon or Ultem have the heat tolerance necessary?

Alternatively, about how much would it cost to get metal pieces carved at a machine shop?
 
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Ultem would for sure since it requires higher operating temps in a 3D printer. It's pretty tough stuff.

As for the machining cost, it would really depend on the shop. I'm fortunate to have a friend with a machine shop, so custom parts just cost me a few beers.
 

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I know someone whose boyfriend has a 3D printer. I was told he can do “petg” and “abs”. Either of them possible?

As for machining cost, I’m just looking for a ballpark figure...like $50 or $500.
 

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I know someone whose boyfriend has a 3D printer. I was told he can do “petg” and “abs”. Either of them possible?

As for machining cost, I’m just looking for a ballpark figure...like $50 or $500.
PET and ABS probably have too low a transition temperature for underhood use, they would probably start to flow. Some nylons with glass infusion will hold up well beyond the boiling point so they may be good for underhood. The SLS process makes almost a solid material and should be stronger than the extrusion process used by most home printers.
Still, it may be worth a try.
 
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I know someone whose boyfriend has a 3D printer. I was told he can do “petg” and “abs”. Either of them possible?

As for machining cost, I’m just looking for a ballpark figure...like $50 or $500.
I'd guess a ballpark around $50-100, give or take. The parts are pretty simple.
 

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Curious if anyone has decided to come up with a product, and sell/market it. I like the engine cover and would like to re-install it.
 

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Curious if anyone has decided to come up with a product, and sell/market it. I like the engine cover and would like to re-install it.
no one we know of. I had some from Veeefour(banned for not wanting to pay sponsor money on his brackets) in a unmarked box in garage. Wifey decided to clean garage out. GONE!
 

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