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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, APR splitter available in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Ran across this on Ebay from Sean Southland and his group. APR is well known and good stuff. Good price ...
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    APR splitter available

    Ran across this on Ebay from Sean Southland and his group. APR is well known and good stuff.
    Good price as well.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/APR-Performa...6858df&vxp=mtr

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    That's pretty sweet.

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    Re: APR splitter available

    wow, i'm probably going to have to get one - that's 1/2 of the price on their site for a "custom" CF splitter

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    Re: APR splitter available

    We've known about the APR splitters for years. It's an overpriced, ugly, incomplete kit (you'll have to supply your own mounting hardware to finish the job). I can get a piece of ABS plastic (because that's what the APR unit is--NOT carbon fiber) and cut it in that shape for a lot less.

    This is a quality splitter:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CTS-V-Splitt...item27d4904d35

    We need a better option.

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    Re: APR splitter available

    ^I don't think I've ever seen this offering before. These are the same guys that offer lexan replacements, TD wheels, etc.

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Me either. I came across it in the performance and racing parts on Ebay not the CTS V parts listing.

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    We've known about the APR splitters for years.
    The generic, universal APR has been available for years, but as the others have said, I haven't seen one specifically cut to the V's shape before.

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    It's an overpriced, ugly, incomplete kit (you'll have to supply your own mounting hardware to finish the job).
    Ugly? What does a pretty splitter look like? All of the real, no kidding, functional splitters I've seen look the same. If you're looking for something to make the car pretty, then I don't think you're looking for a splitter. And the fact that you have to mount it yourself isn't any different than any other real, no kidding, functional splitter.

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    I can get a piece of ABS plastic (because that's what the APR unit is--NOT carbon fiber) and cut it in that shape for a lot less.

    This is a quality splitter:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CTS-V-Splitt...item27d4904d35
    Wait a second here! Did you seriously just bitch about the APR splitter, and then post an example of a "quality splitter" that is nothing more than a styling accessory made of foam wrapped in 3M Di-Noc?!

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Spoke to Sean about these last week. Saves me the time of tracing and measuring. I'll post pictures when it gets here...
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    Re: APR splitter available

    if this isn't carbon fiber, they need to edit item title b/c it says Carbon Fiber

    another option I'm considering is using Alumalite, which I think is around $200 for a 2'x8' sheet...

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    Spoke to Sean about these last week. Saves me the time of tracing and measuring. I'll post pictures when it gets here...
    It doesn't even fit properly. You'd be better off making your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post

    It doesn't even fit properly. You'd be better off making your own.
    Man you are on a roll these last few with manufacturers of stuff lol.

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Pretty - are you talking about how the piece is vacuum formed and sealed?

    And where do the structs that run through the lower grille attach to ?

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpeed View Post
    where do the structs that run through the lower grille attach to ?
    That was my concern as well. The supports are attached to the lower grille on Sean's car. But he says that it mounted up solidly. I know D3 is running the same splitter on their Gen 1 with the supports mounted to the inside of the bumper which looks more ridgid to me. I'll see what needs to get fabbed once its in hand...




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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    It doesn't even fit properly. You'd be better off making your own.
    Thats basically what it is. I've spoken with D3 and APR on this as well as Sean.
    Its a flat honeycomb piece of carbon fiber thats made to the outline of the underside of the bumper. You basically send the outline on a cardboard template to APR and they fab it up. Mounting and struts are up the the end user. D3 used a Spectre type front splitter in addition due to the widebody kit so their templete was more of a one off. Sean is using the stock bumper on his car so the profiles will match.

    In addition I'm picking up the APR rear wing. D3, Sean and Bill Black have used it as well. Splitter and wing go hand in hand...

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    Re: APR splitter available

    yeah, the supporting structure is more important than the splitter itself, in my opinion.

    I've been thinking about a more aggressive wing too - Junior, which wing are you thinking about?

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    Re: APR splitter available

    Junior, have you discussed or considered having molds made that would replace the stock foglamps with full-blown inlets? I've got a couple of potential manufacturers here, but I'm not sure whether to mock up tubing that would channel cold air to the rotors or the engine bay (or both). The idea of building a ram air inlet for the cold air intake tube is intriguing, but that would lead to an asymmetrical cooling design unless I simply ran air past a vertically-oriented air filter and then to the driver's side rotor.

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