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I know it's lame. But I'm trying to keep the car stock, except for a few upgrades, stereo, etc... The little black wings under the car that divert water away from the rear wheels. Do they serve a real purpose? I'm missing one and trying to locate a source. Or maybe just pull the other one off. Any ideas? Thanks.

Also...has anyone done the flamethrower trick on the exhaust? Yeah--it's a 50's idea but am curious if it's cool to do.
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Also...has anyone done the flamethrower trick on the exhaust? Yeah--it's a 50's idea but am curious if it's cool to do.
You'll have to richen up the fuel mix a lot, stock there most likely won't be enough flamable gases in the exaust to ignite. It probably is doable.

It worked back in the 50s because they had a manual choke so they could just richen the hell outa the mixture and flip the switch to ignite it.

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there are kits from auto loc that let you add a flame kit fo any exhaust.

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Just run a tube from your gas tank to your exhaust, You'l be all set


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what alot of people do now days is have a tank of propane, or something flamable, put the tank in the trunk hooked up to a switch so that when you turn it on it sprays the propane thru a nozzle into the exhaust pipe, and run some of that to the exhaust just before their ignition source, (like an extra spark plug hooked up to the same, or another switch and the battery), to throw some nice flames. you would want to hook it all up probably no more than 5 inches from the end of the exhaust pipe to make it work right, like maybe right after the muffler.

i have never personally tried it, thought about it alot, however i did build a mini bike last year and hooked up something similar. i took a barbque, however you spell it, sparker and hooked that up into the little exhaust pipe and then had a bottle of hairspray type stuff with a long tube hooked up right before it, when you hit the hairspray and the sparker it would shoot about 3 feet of flames out of the back, it was a good time.

i personally don't think it would be at all hard to put together, i bet if you found a reliable source for the combustible, it wouldn't take more than a day or two to hook up

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battery sparkplug flammable substance two toggles and you are set, i have had a few friends that have toyed with this on their stangs... but never really did it all the way... i wouldnt do it on your car mainly becuase you say you are keeping it stock, and a stock car shooting flames wouldnt be the coolest thing in the world haha

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Thanks, guys. But does anyone know what the little water-wings on the undercarriage are called? Is this a big German engenuity idea?
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you mean the little mud splash guard things? they are ugly take them off, or if you like them alot check bavauto.com i bet they sell some

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I checked all the major parts houses, and they don't carry them. But what have you guys done? Taken them off? What is their purpose?
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what exactly arte you talking about? like the mudflaps on the back of the car? mine doesnt have those if that is what you are talking about and if they did i would take them off... do you have any pics of what you are talking about?

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Originally posted by darqmatr@Apr 29 2004, 08:04 PM
Also...has anyone done the flamethrower trick on the exhaust? Yeah--it's a 50's idea but am curious if it's cool to do.
This is by far the easiest mod I have done to my car. It's really simple and it looks awesome. Here's what I did:

1. Go to a car shop and get some basic shop rags. They come in packs of 5 and 10 and are pretty cheap. Also, get a small gas can, like 1/2 gallon-1 gallon.

2. Fill the gas can with unleaded fuel. If you don't want your flames to be too big, you can get kerosene.

3. Go back home to your bimmer and open the trunk. Place the rags around the trunk seal and close the trunk so the rags are hanging out. If you have extra, you can tie some around your exhaust.

4. Douse the rags in your chosen liquid.

5. This is the toughest part. Using a lighter, ignite the rags and run to the driver's seat.

6. Start her and start your cruisin'

The flames look really sweet and will definately catch some stares...

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On a "stock" 95 318is, about midway on the lenght of the car, underneath, is a small mudflap on each side. Presumably to keep water from running along the undercarriage and onto the rear wheeel. I'd like to replace them, but maybe I should just remove the remaining wing.
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Originally posted by camnipotent+Apr 30 2004, 12:49 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (camnipotent @ Apr 30 2004, 12:49 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-darqmatr@Apr 29 2004, 08:04 PM
Also...has anyone done the flamethrower trick on the exhaust? Yeah--it's a 50's idea but am curious if it's cool to do.
This is by far the easiest mod I have done to my car. It's really simple and it looks awesome. Here's what I did:

1. Go to a car shop and get some basic shop rags. They come in packs of 5 and 10 and are pretty cheap. Also, get a small gas can, like 1/2 gallon-1 gallon.

2. Fill the gas can with unleaded fuel. If you don't want your flames to be too big, you can get kerosene.

3. Go back home to your bimmer and open the trunk. Place the rags around the trunk seal and close the trunk so the rags are hanging out. If you have extra, you can tie some around your exhaust.

4. Douse the rags in your chosen liquid.

5. This is the toughest part. Using a lighter, ignite the rags and run to the driver's seat.

6. Start her and start your cruisin'

The flames look really sweet and will definately catch some stares... [/b][/quote]
that sounds really funny, im glad that it worked but i would defintaly not reccomened doing it that way. haha

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