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Old 07-21-2009, 06:41 PM   #21
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You might want to try CR.net for this GB. You'll probably get more people interested there than here.
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In for a functional splitter GB
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Actual product pictures in first post!
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This is a good idea. I'm glad to see someone taking an iniative and getting the product pictured.

I personally want a functional front splitter since I use my car strictly for track purposes. I work for gary @ trackdog and I don't have one of his M1 splitters on my car because I want a functional splitter. He and I have talked about making a functional splitter and he says he has an idea in his head that he can make, but hasn't moved along with developing it.
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This is a good idea. I'm glad to see someone taking an iniative and getting the product pictured.

I personally want a functional front splitter since I use my car strictly for track purposes. I work for gary @ trackdog and I don't have one of his M1 splitters on my car because I want a functional splitter. He and I have talked about making a functional splitter and he says he has an idea in his head that he can make, but hasn't moved along with developing it.
I assume you mean you want it to reduce lift or create some down force. That is what I want, and if it looks good, that is nice too. So what would it take to make it functional?
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so you bolt it to the r-package lip? Do you really think that's going to stay on my car at 140mph?
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I assume you mean you want it to reduce lift or create some down force. That is what I want, and if it looks good, that is nice too. So what would it take to make it functional?
It needs to hard-mound to metal like the rad support or frame in general. Any less than 3" and its innefective.

It also needs to be strong enough to stand on.
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GL with this idea, but honestly like every1 else has stated, needs to be more functional. ALl that's needed is some more material to extend it so it can reach/mount somewhere just behind the wheels.

I have no workspace, but before I moved I started on one with a simple piece of abs. It's with all my other stuff in storage now, but my point in all this is I believe you can prob squeeze out 3 per large sheet, which I only paid -$100 for locally. So pricing shouldn't be much more and you'd likely get a big demand for this.
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guys, please read the first paragraph of the thread where it says it's modeled after the TDR splitter.
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I assume you mean you want it to reduce lift or create some down force. That is what I want, and if it looks good, that is nice too. So what would it take to make it functional?
Yeah, it's unfair of me to say functional. This bumper splitter is functional in protecting the bumper. I want a splitter that has aerodynamic advantages in regards to down force and lift reduction.

The splitter would need to go back, even with the back of the bumper.
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can i get it in carbon fiber?
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sweet. That makes two of mine, Koto had my "+1 on bashing on turbo with hammer" quote for a while. Good to know I can make peoples laugh occasionally.
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if the splitter is only for looks and attached to the lip only then whatever, but i hate to see mis-information in posts.

1. for the splitter to be functional (aero wise, reduce drag/create neg. lift) it doesn't need to extend to china. as long as it extends atleast to the back of the bumper (start of the wheel well) it will function.

2. it does NOT need to be strong enough to stand on, only strong enough to resist deflection at the speeds it's intended to see. some ALMS cars splitters may be strong enough to stand on, but the forces you encounter at 185mph to 200mph are much greater than forces @ 140-150. drag and wind forces rise exponentially to the rise in speed. also, many of those have bumpers and canards integrated with the splitter and need serious attachment hardware. the canards in particular produce downforce and drag like a wing unlike a splitter which creates net downforce/neg. lift.

3. a splitter does not need to be 3in. past the bumper to make a difference. although up to a point, the larger the better which is why some race classes have a maximum limit on length. or others like nasa tt (iirc) assign more points depending on the length of the splitter.

even though my splitter is only 2.5'' long and doesn't extend past the back of the bumper, i can tell you without a doubt, the splitter i made makes a big difference in stability at higher speeds. i just recently went to a track that i had not driven since my splitter install, and the difference was incredible. where my cars steering was light and would wander above 105mph previously, it was now rock solid and planted up to 135mph+
actually, the difference can be felt even at highway speeds, especially in strong head or cross winds. while my aluminum splitter is very strong, i don't think i could stand on it, and honestly there isn't that much pressure pushing straight down on the splitter like that, even at the 140mph speeds i've reached at big tracks. a splitter isn't generating downforce in the same manner as a big wing would. it's main claim to fame is the reduction of drag and lift. reducing lift underneath is like adding downforce on top without the drag.

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this is with an aluminum lip i made. painted it black later
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without lip - rear attachment point (oem support rod bolt)

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frt. attachment point. oem threaded hole/alum. strap (bent into L bracket) and some allthread. allows me to adjust angle, although you always want it horizontal anyway. 4 attachment points allow it to be removed in about 2mins. or so if needed.

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Shipped out olderguy's splitter - Thanks!
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hey man i wanna buy one.
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how can i buy one off you?
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