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BayouTiger

Front Splitter Optios

Lost the Splitter again at the last Mile event. Last time I went back with the 2011 on my 09, but now that I am truly starting over I am deciding what the next one will be. I was thinking about going with the H/C front end as I've not seen most of the issues with the older ones coming off at about 165. I really don't want to do the H/C look. It is true that the 08-10 splitter is not still available? I had heard that. I am hoping to keep my bumper cover, but the tabs on the bottom have been ripped through several times and there's not a lot left to attach to. I will likely be adding a plate below it and struts to aid in vertical support. I will be making another aluminum bellypan for add horizontal support. My custom pan got tore up pretty bad when it hit the track, but I can use it as a pattern for the next one.I plan on turning up the sides to give more vertical rigidity. 

 

I have Andy working up a BOM, but was curious about any ideas anyone here has. It is amazing haw much difference the car feels at 180+ without the splitter and bellypan. The extra air under the car is not good. 

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I would stay with the 08-10 style splitter, add 4 of the long acre turnbuckles and you should be good to go. Sam didn't loose the front spoiler until he took the long acre braces off, think he's going to put some back on his this go round.

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On 8/9/2017 at 11:47 AM, bhayes335 said:

do those splitters actually work?

They might help a little having a smoother surface, but mainly they give something more solid to support the plastic bits above. For most folks they just look cool. 

 

10 hours ago, El Diablo said:

I would stay with the 08-10 style splitter, add 4 of the long acre turnbuckles and you should be good to go. Sam didn't loose the front spoiler until he took the long acre braces off, think he's going to put some back on his this go round.

Sam and I have been talking about it. The biggest issue is finding a place to connect the struts that is mechanically sound. I think Sam changed the front facia and lost his support locations from the stock grille. He had plates behind the checkerboard grille, but went to a screen which wouldn't support them. IIRC. 

Probably have to just use cone big fender washers to spread the load on the plastic. My tow bar also goes through the grille so it should stabilize the top part a bit. Just leave the hook in when running. I'll make a new aluminum bellypan. Mine is pretty much destroyed - only useful as a pattern. 

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 7:47 AM, BayouTiger said:

They might help a little having a smoother surface, but mainly they give something more solid to support the plastic bits above. For most folks they just look cool. 

 

Sam and I have been talking about it. The biggest issue is finding a place to connect the struts that is mechanically sound. I think Sam changed the front facia and lost his support locations from the stock grille. He had plates behind the checkerboard grille, but went to a screen which wouldn't support them. IIRC. 

Probably have to just use cone big fender washers to spread the load on the plastic. My tow bar also goes through the grille so it should stabilize the top part a bit. Just leave the hook in when running. I'll make a new aluminum bellypan. Mine is pretty much destroyed - only useful as a pattern. 

My top mounts don't anchor to the grill like Sams were. I went right above the grill and drilled a hole for the top mount, there is a 3x3 x 1/8 aluminum plate on the back side of the top mount and the bottom mount. If I were going to be running my car still and at the speeds you are pushing I would add two of the shorter Long acre braces towards the outside ends also. 

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Thanks, K. I have the new splitter and plastic bits coming from Andy and will be measuring and ordering the struts. I am hoping I can figure out a way to attach everything without replacing the bumper cover but it's pretty ripped up at the tabs where the splitter attaches. I may add some clamps to give it more surface to grab. It's been bandaged back so many times I hope I can make it work one more event. 

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