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    That ABS plastic doesn't sound like a bad idea at all

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    I sorta have the itch to try and fab something up for this. I used a stick and marker to trace the bumper outline out on my garage floor and I'm gonna try and start drawing something up in solidworks when I'm not totally swamped at the office.

    I like the idea of a splitter/lip that sticks out about 1.5-2 inches forward from the bumper, is longitudinally flush with the widest parts of the fender flares and sweeps forward from there, but also has a slight downward bend at the nose of it, perhaps another inch or so at negative 45 degrees. I feel like having a simple flat splitter coming just straight out from the underside of the front bumper doesn't look quite right given how high up off the ground it would be. Having the lowest part of the splitter/lip end up close to where the bottom of the OEM rubber lip is would be more aesthetically pleasing IMO.

    The very best looking front end treatment may after all end up being the Home Depot lip.

    Either way, I'm ready to experiment.

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Here's a quick and dirty sketch of what I'd have in mind.


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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    From experience, if you go more than 2" lip on the splitter (beyond the edge of the existing body lip), you'll have to support it with more than self tapping screws. The air pressure is going to push down enough to loosen the screws and/or pull them out.

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    good to know

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    That outlined pic looks like about the perfect dimensions. I like the idea of an angled splitter instead of just a flat piece attached to the bumper.

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    Here's a quick and dirty sketch of what I'd have in mind.

    Looks perfect to me when you make it plan on making more lol

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    PM'd D3 on this and the rear spoiler...yet to hear back from anyone...
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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by xbladr View Post
    Looks perfect to me when you make it plan on making more lol
    I have to figure out how to make the first one first. Haha. Work has me swamped right now so it'll prob be a while. Slowly plugging away on some sketches/dwgs in the mean time.

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by heartbeat-V View Post
    here's one from the front
    I want one !!!

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    I like the idea, but my mod budget is pretty tight these days.

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    edmund seems to be on the right tract ill be watching this!

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    PM'd D3 on this and the rear spoiler...yet to hear back from anyone...
    I think d3 has left the v1 cowd for the more profitable v2 crowd. I would suggest someone contacting a local fab shop that works with plastics who might do a small group buy.

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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    I think d3 has left the v1 cowd for the more profitable v2 crowd. I would suggest someone contacting a local fab shop that works with plastics who might do a small group buy.
    Money is money in my book...

    The rear spoiler is readily available from APR as is the splitter. It was more a matter of them already doing the legwork and having the correct measurements which would save us the hassle of trial and error.

    As soon as the car is ready I'll be ordering them anyways, so if anyone wants to go that route the template would be there.
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    Re: whos interested in buying a custom splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    Money is money in my book...

    The rear spoiler is readily available from APR as is the splitter. It was more a matter of them already doing the legwork and having the correct measurements which would save us the hassle of trial and error.

    As soon as the car is ready I'll be ordering them anyways, so if anyone wants to go that route the template would be there.
    Thanks Chris. I'll be looking at the APR front splitter.

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