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With the greatest pleasure:

3G Services in Taylor, Michigan has finished the prototyping and initial molding of a new design chin spoiler for the SSR. The first model off the mold will be in fiberglass to fit the 2003 – 2004 SSR. The mounting brackets are in the final design phase and are expected to be complete next week. Orders for the ’03-’04 fiberglass units are now able to be placed with an expected 2-3 week delivery. Actual delivery date is dependent on the number of orders received. Credit card orders are much preferred at this point please. Personal checks, Money Orders, PayPal and cash will be accepted after customer confidence is established on the forum.

This chin spoiler is designed to create a higher pressure area in front of the fascia and force as much air as possible from the front of the vehicle into the radiator/condenser. The rear edge of the scoop portion mounts directly to the lower radiator support and has side panels that block spillage from the scoop area. This is a very sweet design.

The 2005 – 2006 model chin spoiler will be test fitted in the next two weeks and 3G Services expects to be able to take orders in the very near future. A separate announcement will be made on the forum.

A carbon fiber version of the ’03-’04 chin spoiler will be available after some satisfactory production of the fiberglass units. The raw material costs for the carbon fiber chin spoiler may go up in the coming months and we can expect the pricing will reflect those changes. For now, $450 is still a good number.

Here’s the Summary:

1) ’03-’04 Fiberglass Chin Spoiler ($350) – orders being taken now for shipment/delivery in 2-3 weeks.
2) ’03-’04 Carbon Fiber Chin Spoiler ($450 at current material costs) – orders can be placed now, with shipment dates expected to be in January.
3) ’05-’06 Fiberglass Chin Spoiler ($350) – Please wait for production announcement before placing order.
4) ’05-’06 Carbon Fiber Chin Spoiler ($450 at current material costs) – Please wait for production announcement before placing order.

To place an order, contact:

3G Services
12254 Universal Drive
Taylor, Michigan, 48180
734-947-9434
734-947-9458 Fax
[email protected]
http://www.3gservicesinc.com
Carbon Fiber Specialists


A special thanks to Debbie (hotrodgirl) and Steve Cook for the generous loan of their SSR as a host vehicle for prototyping. Their patience and support helped make this possible in a very short time.


I have been working with Doug from the beginning on this and I am quite impressed by his level of integrity and committment. This looks like a real winner.

And yes, I am grinning from ear to ear. :) :)

Mike
 

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OK!!!! Now that one I like!

Couldn't bring myself to put out money for those offered earlier, but this one I can do, gladly! I have an '05, when can I sign up? :thumbs
 

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Mike this is great news and congratulations on getting this product to market! I'll be placing my order just as soon as the '05 production is announced.


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Yaller Dog,

Doug is shipping me an '03-'04 some time in the next 10 days to see how it fits my '06. If it is a perfect fit, I'll put up a new posting and you can order immediately after. If it is a poor fit, we'll have to get an '05-'06 host vehicle into 3G Services for a new mold. Timing for that has not been established, but I'd bet it would only take an additional 6 weeks or so.

I'm holding my breath on the '05-'06 fit too.

Mike
 

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This would look great painted Richochet Silver, and mounted to my 05, when the 05 models are proven. I just have two questions;
#1. Actual weight of the spoiler?
#2. Will this send too much air into the radiator?
(Under the impression that the aluminum engine is supposed to run warmer)
 

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Doug at 3G Services has been a blessing to work with. He's a very respectable businessman and has our issues and concerns as his priority. I was shown a portfolio of the work they have done thus far. I was very impressed!

Go look at their web site. With a reputable company like this we can’t go wrong. They have done a wonderful job with the detail, flow and function of the chin spoiler. I would seek out 3G Services for any additional prototyping on my SSR.

The commitment these two gentlemen (Doug & Mike in AZ) have put forth has made this become a reality for all of us. I am very pleased with the outcome.

My SSR has been in 3G Services hands since the beginning of November. I must tell you, they have done and outstanding job of taking very good care of her while she has been away from home. :thumbs
 

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Wow - that didn't take long at all. After I posted some info regarding 3G - I spoke with Doug - seems like really good people at 3G.

I have been dead set against any mods - but the carbon chin MIGHT just make me change my mind????? :confused
 

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C1Trob said:
This would look great painted Richochet Silver, and mounted to my 05, when the 05 models are proven. I just have two questions;
#1. Actual weight of the spoiler?
#2. Will this send too much air into the radiator?
(Under the impression that the aluminum engine is supposed to run warmer)
I don't think weight, in this instance, is a factor......if it weighs 10 lbs. what's that to a 5,000 lb. truck? As to too much air.....I don't think you can give this under-hood environment too much air. If a little too much air is forced in it will only allow the fan to stay off a while longer and the way these fans are failing I think they need all the rest they can get. Besides, if a tranny cooler is added in front of the AC and engine radiators much more air is NEEDED! Just my thoughts on the subjects you raised. :rolleyes:
 

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How does it

attach? Is this a DIY install or will it need to go to body shop?
 

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big-daddy,

Attachment is:
1) At the lower radiator support - replaces the plastic air dam.
2) At the outer corners of the front fascia - uses plastic fasteners like the ones at the air dam.
3) A structural mount that attaches somewhere at the frame rail end - I have not seen photos yet, but I trust Doug.
4) Double sided tape to the bottom of the fascia - to eliminate gaps.

As the spoiler is stiffer than the fascia, I fully expect it to add rigidity to the whole front portion.

Yes, this can be a self install. Not a difficult job, but it will need to be painted to match your truck by your local paint shop first.

Mike
 

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Mike in AZ said:
big-daddy,

Attachment is:
1) At the lower radiator support - replaces the plastic air dam.
2) At the outer corners of the front fascia - uses plastic fasteners like the ones at the air dam.
3) A structural mount that attaches somewhere at the frame rail end - I have not seen photos yet, but I trust Doug.
4) Double sided tape to the bottom of the fascia - to eliminate gaps.

As the spoiler is stiffer than the fascia, I fully expect it to add rigidity to the whole front portion.

Yes, this can be a self install. Not a difficult job, but it will need to be painted to match your truck by your local paint shop first.

Mike
Thanks Mike, I just decided what I want for Christmas, Carbon fiber on Redline Red would be perfect!
 

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Just wondering

is there a difference in the front end of the 05-06? It must be subtle, side by side i can't see it. :confused
 

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Big Daddy,

A competitive supplier indicated that there was a difference between the years, but I have not seen any hard data. We have not been able to research the P/N of the fascia and the supporting hardware to see if there was a production change. Our GMPartsGuy could help a little here, but the real and final proof will be putting an '04 spoiler to the front of my '06. That is the "pass-fail" test in my book. I have had mine next to an '04 and can't see a difference, even with a tape measure. If there is a difference, it must be subtle and in the profile somewhere.

We'll find out in the next week or so.

Mike
 

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What Happened To Axiom Chin Spoilers Are They Still Available ?? And If So How Long For Delivery??
 

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Mike: This looks really good. Great appearance. Love the choice of either fiberglass or carbon fiber. A RELIABLE supplier. Well thought out approach with multiple benefits (appearance, air supply, rigidity enhancement, unnecessary to color match if buy the carbon fiber, etc).

And, I don't think it is seriously possible to ever get TOO much air to the SSR underhood environment.

I see a lot of mod ideas and projects for the SSR, but this is one that has been by all appearnces done RIGHT. If this had been available when I wrote chapters 12 and 14 of my book, it would have been in there for sure. And if I weren't unemployed, I'd be buying one right now in carbon fiber.

NICE job, Mike.

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JimGnitecki said:
Mike: This looks really good. Great appearance. Love the choice of either fiberglass or carbon fiber. A RELIABLE supplier. Well thought out approach with multiple benefits (appearance, air supply, rigidity enhancement, unnecessary to color match if buy the carbon fiber, etc).

And, I don't think it is seriously possible to ever get TOO much air to the SSR underhood environment.

I see a lot of mod ideas and projects for the SSR, but this is one that has been by all appearnces done RIGHT. If this had been available when I wrote chapters 12 and 14 of my book, it would have been in there for sure. And if I weren't unemployed, I'd be buying one right now in carbon fiber.

NICE job, Mike.

Jim G
Jim, Are you going to write sub chapters or addendums to the book itself when opportunities such as this arise?
 

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JimGnitecki said:
Mike: This looks really good. Great appearance. Love the choice of either fiberglass or carbon fiber. A RELIABLE supplier. Well thought out approach with multiple benefits (appearance, air supply, rigidity enhancement, unnecessary to color match if buy the carbon fiber, etc).

And, I don't think it is seriously possible to ever get TOO much air to the SSR underhood environment.

I see a lot of mod ideas and projects for the SSR, but this is one that has been by all appearnces done RIGHT. If this had been available when I wrote chapters 12 and 14 of my book, it would have been in there for sure. And if I weren't unemployed, I'd be buying one right now in carbon fiber.

NICE job, Mike.

Jim G
Looks like a carbon fiber spoiler could be in my future, Thanks Jim , I hadn't thought about "no color match" with the carbon fiber :thumbs
 
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