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This will be short and sweet as I'm tired, but I will answer any questions you guys might have. I did a shit load of research on this before buying, not only here but other forums too. I know a couple of guys here run these too. From my research I saw some issues with these last year. It seems the quality has gone up considerably.

These were bought for 355 shipped from here.

I dealt with Justin, he was an awesome guy and shipped my stuff out quick, replied to emails within 24 hours even late in the night. I was just being annoying since I wanted them before my track day, he promised I would have them and delivered one day early. As far as service from Justin and this site, it was A+.

The fairings arrived in a box, very neatly packed with bubble wrap and paper stuffing, out of the box there were no cracks or anything weird. Included were 2 optimal racing stickers :D








Holes were not pre-drilled, they were marked. I used the exact holes they marked for the bolts, I was expecting them to be off but they were not.





FITEMENT
Like said above, fitment was good except for my exhaust(05 headers). I had to vut it down a bit. I was able to get them on without much issues, this being my first time and completely alone.








Mark out for my slider.











PAINT
This is where we saw some issues come up, mainly because of primer. Anthony had painted 2 Armour Body plastics with no issues, but when it came to mine the paint wasn't sticking. We did the best we could on the white, and before painting the blue we added 2 coats of primer, after that paint went on fine.

Make sure you add a couple of coats of primer if you decide to buy this brand of plastics

I'll post my pics once more, I'm sure you've all seen them by now.












Conclusion
I haven't crash tested them, but as of now I see NO reason to spend 600-700 bucks on plastics when these are available.

Hope this helps anyone that might have been looking into them.
 

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Damn man that turned out great :cheers I'll be going through this soon too, just gotta decide on a color scheme
 

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You just sold me on some race fairings. I am going to have to buy these when I get home.

Edit: I forgot to ask what type of paint did you use?
 

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Looks awesome! I would recommend lining the belly pan with a heat shield before you take it to the track.

I have a full Yoshi system and the belly pan ended up having a lot of burn marks and bubbles from my headers. I had to buy a new lower and I lined it with an adhesive heat barrier. No problems after that.
 

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What exactly did you have to cut to get it to fit the 03-05 headers? I'm thinking this might be a problem with most race kits designed for the OEM R6 exhaust.
 

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So what's the crash test verdict on these?
 

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Nancy ill post some pics soon. I think they held up pretty good.

Tail is the worst but I think I can attempt to fix and won't need a new set.

I'm chilling at a parking lot mid ride, looks like it's going to rain. Will pst later.
 

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Nancy ill post some pics soon. I think they held up pretty good.

Tail is the worst but I think I can attempt to fix and won't need a new set.

I'm chilling at a parking lot mid ride, looks like it's going to rain. Will pst later.
Riding in the rain is awesome!

Looking forward to a better write up. Glad Optimals are a good choice, though.
 
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