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Aug 31, 7:50am - #263627 
carbon Fiber front spiltter on Stock?

ok guys I was thinking about putting a carbon fiber front splitter on my stock bumper...it would be subtle, and no, I'm not putting canards on my stock bumper rolleyes...just thinking about putting a carbon fiber front splitter on there, when I lower it...I'm not sure I'm gonna go through with the extremor kit anymore cause its just gonna end up too damn expensive ($3,100 for an authentic kit shipped to my door eek eek thumbsdown)...this is the front splitter>>>>> front splitter and this is my car (also in sig)...I think it will look ok

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Aug 31, 7:54am - #263628 
i guess it would look alright


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Aug 31, 7:54am - #263629 
it's a cheaper route grin thumbsup


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Aug 31, 7:58am - #263630 
yeah, the $3,000 + is gonna go toward other things happywink happywink wave grin

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Aug 31, 8:10am - #263631 
yeah - get the splitter bro... wave


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Aug 31, 10:15am - #263632 
it looks pretty good on the TRD front. which is stock front for me grin

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Aug 31, 10:17am - #263633 
post a pic

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Aug 31, 1:23pm - #263634 
Lets see a pic.


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Aug 31, 1:36pm - #263635 
i say you find an 00-02 front, then put a splitter on it...
but if you like the 03, def put a splitter on it


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Aug 31, 1:39pm - #263636 
whats a splitter good for other than looks?

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Aug 31, 1:40pm - #263637 
Originally Posted by YoG628
it looks pretty good on the TRD front. which is stock front for me grin


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Aug 31, 1:41pm - #263638 
Originally Posted by hector
whats a splitter good for other than looks?


Featured Articles >> Front Bumper Air Splitters and Air Dams - FYI
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a little FYI about front bumper Air Splitters... Air dams and splitters have the same basic purpose: to help the car create downforce (or reduce the amount of lift) primarily at the front of the car. Downforce is good because tires have more grip when they have more force pushing down on them. Air dams and splitters force some of the air that would otherwise go under the car to go over the top or around the sides of the car. By doing that they create a lower air pressure under the car which helps to pull the car down. They only have an effect when the car is moving and have more effect as the speed increases. A splitter is basically an air dam with a horizontal lip added to the bottom of it. The splitter can be used to add downforce to the front of a car because there is an area of high-pressure air in front of the car. The high pressure is created when the car is moving because the air is suddenly slowed down when it runs into the front of the car. That area of high-pressure air also forces air through the radiator and allows ram air systems to work. Adding a horizontal lip to the air dam gives the high-pressure air a surface to push down on, creating downforce.

In general, adding an air dam to a production-based car will tend to reduce the total drag and reduce the amount of lift at the front of the car. The reduced drag will increase the top speed and the reduced lift will help the front tires grip better. Adding a splitter lip to an air dam will further reduce the lift at the front of the car without a significant change in drag. Based on the rules you have mentioned, if you were trying to get the most downforce, you would want to make it as close to the ground as possible with the largest possible horizontal lip, and extend it under the car as far as you can. If you can make the ground clearance adjustable, that will give you another option for tuning high-speed handling.

Now that Ive explained a little bit about how air dams and splitters work, you need to consider if adding one to your car will`actually make it faster. Since air dams and splitters have an aerodynamic effect, they will effect the high-speed handling much more than the low-speed handling. Since your car is new, you may not know how it handles yet. The thing to keep in mind though, is that adding an air dam or splitter will create more oversteer in high-speed turns. If you currently have understeer thats good, if you already have oversteer thats bad. If you need more understeer in high-speed turns, then you need more downforce at the rear of the car. Running the stock rear wing is usually a good idea, they do make a slight amount of downforce and in some cases actually reduce the total vehicle drag. Since you cant add a different rear wing, you will have to evaluate if adding an air dam will improve your handling or make it worse. Increasing the total downforce on the car is always better, but if adding downforce to one end makes the handling worse, the car may be faster without it. Testing with careful lap-time comparisons should lead you to the best compromise.

For a track like Daytona, adding an air dam or splitter will probably make the car faster by reducing the drag. You will have to test to see how it affects the handling.


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Aug 31, 1:43pm - #263640 
ur gonna b faster and more furious with the splitter thumbsup


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Aug 31, 1:57pm - #263641 
^^^good info isaac...thanx..another one of those questions that could have easily been answered if i would have searched for the answer..after 700 posts i just really started looking into a lot of the tech info/installs posts...they have sooo much info in them...another reason ecelica rocks thumbsup

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