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tony Jul 27, 6:13am - #31244 

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Front Windsplitter Installed. [PICS]

Installed the front windsplitter from TCS. The installation was pretty simply. The hardest part was cutting the carbon fiber and getting both sides to look even. I tried cutting it with the Dremel. I cut about 5 inches and broke 2 cutters. Finally, I had to bowrrow my Dad's power saw. Everything took about 5 hours. I think it turned out pretty good. Here are a few pics.

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raven_gts Jul 27, 6:28am - #31245 

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eek Whoa, I had no idea it would look that good on the TRD front. I think you started something new... Looks awesome Tony. thumbsup thumbsup

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RacerX225 Jul 27, 6:29am - #31246 
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PBCelica02 Jul 27, 6:30am - #31247 

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tony Jul 27, 6:31am - #31248 

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Originally Posted by raven_gts
eek Whoa, I had no idea it would look that good on the TRD front. I think you started something new... Looks awesome Tony. thumbsup thumbsup


Thanks. Hehehe... does it mean you're getting one? happywink

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raven_gts Jul 27, 6:34am - #31249 

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Originally Posted by tony

Originally Posted by raven_gts

eek Whoa, I had no idea it would look that good on the TRD front. I think you started something new... Looks awesome Tony. thumbsup thumbsup


Thanks. Hehehe... does it mean you're getting one? happywink

Na, I'm not one of those guys who sees something and then copies it... rolleyes...also, not for $330. angry smile

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homerdudes Jul 27, 6:54am - #31250 
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nice looks good on your car!!!

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Steven Jul 27, 7:18am - #31251 
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isaac Jul 27, 7:52am - #31252 
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for anyone else who ordered these - they FINALLY just came in last week and are shipping now thumbsup

Nice setup Tony - the photos just dont do it justice... everything you do turns out perfect rice

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tony Jul 27, 8:05am - #31253 

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Thanks for the positive feedbacks, everyone. SIR Isaac, as usual, thanks for the great pics. thumbsup

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Satoshi Jul 27, 8:07am - #31254 
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GOLDCELICA Jul 27, 8:24am - #31255 

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Looks awesome Tony. You car is beautiful. I totally know what ya feel I can relate to how hard it is choppin' up that splitter piece but once you finished it's just beautiful! I have one on mine I had to re-adjust it 3 times before it actually flowed. The harddest part I would say would be carving it out with a dremel mine broke one me a couple times to and even burned lol it's a very very time consuming job but if you have the right tools it can be pulled off just right. Keep it up bro sweeet!!

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Street Prototype Jul 27, 10:50am - #31256 

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WHOA! awesome Tony, i wish i could get me one of those frown freakin road here is really #$%#$% up you know... good job! goodjob

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Blue Batmobile Jul 27, 3:55pm - #31257 
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tony Jul 27, 4:56pm - #31258 

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The windsplitter extended the "lip" about 2 inches. I barely have enough room to get out of my driveway. hehhehe... laughsilly

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VSGTS14 Jul 27, 5:14pm - #31259 

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sweet!!!
ok so I was thinking about getting one for my blitz bumper...now am I going to have to cut at it like you had to?
why did you have to cut at it anyway?

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tony Jul 27, 5:19pm - #31260 

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The windsplitter is universal fit. You don't have to cut it if you don't want to. I just wanted a more custom look. Everything flows better if you match the lines of your front bumper.

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Originally Posted by tony
The windsplitter is universal fit. You don't have to cut it if you don't want to. I just wanted a more custom look. Everything flows better if you match the lines of your front bumper.


I see what you mean...proportional to it right? Flow.
Well I wonder if this dude cut his...
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SwOoP_gTs Jul 27, 5:39pm - #31262 

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NICE!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Ben008 Jul 27, 6:00pm - #31263 
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looks great!
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InsaneImport Jul 27, 8:04pm - #31264 

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whats the function of the splitter? sorry dumb question is it so your front bumper wont scracth on the ground or does it have something to do with air

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Ben008 Jul 27, 8:08pm - #31265 
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Originally Posted by InsaneImport
whats the function of the splitter? sorry dumb question is it so your front bumper wont scracth on the ground or does it have something to do with air


adds more downforce, the more downforce the better traction, its good for looks 2 though thumbsup, its not really designed to keep your bumper from scratching but i guess it could be used for that
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comicbookguy Jul 27, 11:53pm - #31266 
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the red celi did not cut his, but wow tony that looks great. i cant wait to get mine install as well.im not going to spend time cutting mine . it will take too much work. thumbsup rice but i wonder if i can get out of my drive way now without messing it up. oh well who cares. it looks awsome . by the way thanks isaac for your quick update to my order. thanks

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ev3 Jul 27, 11:55pm - #31267 

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i wanna get that so badd but i have the veilside and it wont fit since the base of the front bar isnt straight and so 1 would have 2 heavily modify the splitter to make it fit. also, the veilside fornt sticks out heaps already..another 2 inches would be murder!!
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comicbookguy Jul 28, 12:17am - #31268 
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hi how long does it take to install universal the splitter , with no cutting ? spineyes rice

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yes how long will it take to install on the blitz? Is it going to be hard and are the holes pre-drilled in the actual piece?

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sappemall99 Jul 28, 1:32am - #31270 

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looks great tony, i like it thumbsup thumbsup

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isaac Jul 28, 7:31am - #31271 
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Originally Posted by ev3
i wanna get that so badd but i have the veilside and it wont fit since the base of the front bar isnt straight and so 1 would have 2 heavily modify the splitter to make it fit. also, the veilside fornt sticks out heaps already..another 2 inches would be murder!!


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CeliCaRM2001 Jul 28, 10:49am - #31273 
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RicePowered Jul 28, 1:40pm - #31274 
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thumbsup Looking good tony grin
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Gen7fan Jul 28, 3:49pm - #31276 
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looks great thumbsup
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this will fit a US spec Blitz front correct?

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looks good, Tony! thumbsup

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CID498 Jul 28, 7:57pm - #31279 

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Looks really good Tony I've got an old c/f Hood and I'm tryin to make a 2 piece splitter out of it but not havin much fun with it.

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what are they for? are they for show or do they have any performance applications to them? i'm sorry if this is a dumb question but i was just wondering confused

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comicbookguy Jul 28, 8:32pm - #31281 
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they are for both go and show. but with that thing on if you hit the road with the front bumper.such as coming out of your drive way, or curb at a gas station. it will crack and 340.00 will be in the drain. so if you get it be extra careful. smile

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Rave669 Jul 29, 11:14pm - #31282 

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Originally Posted by InsaneImport

whats the function of the splitter? sorry dumb question is it so your front bumper wont scracth on the ground or does it have something to do with air


A front splitter serves many purposes. As I plan on doing a how-to on my car in the future, this seemed like a great opportunity to list some of the performance benifits of adding one of these beauties...

first off, there is the issue of aerodynamics. A splitter is far more than just a wing. to explain, we look at another high-speed vehicle, the fighter jet.

In the early days of aeronautics, fighter jets had simple nose cones much like this:

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pilots noticed that, at high speeds, the jets of the day would shake violently, this was due to an aerodynamic principle called "suface drag". apparently, air flowing along the skin of the aircraft was so turbulent, and put so much resistance on the skin of the airplane, vortices and ripples caused by an irregular flow of air when the nose of the plane would break through the atmosphere. the fix was a simple one, they added a long antenna-like probe to the nosecone like this:

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The Splitter was born.

Splitters on a car do the same thing, they help to initially penetrate the air, allowing it to flow around the front-end of your airdam, and your car, with less surface drag. this allows for better handling at speed. A good comparison for a splitter vs. no splitter is the difference between a small-gauge syringe when getting a booster shot, and using a large knitting needle to give an injection. Am I making sense so far?

Seccond advantage, it helps protect the front bumper from scrapes and such. it's cheaper to replace the splitter than it is to respray the front bumper.

Another benifit is the ability to tune aerodynamic performance by adjusting the splitter to produce more or less drag, as well as fine-tuning downforce.

A splitter also helps re-direct air under the engine bay, helping to keep things cooler (like a hoodscoop under the car...)

all that holds true, plus it looks cool.

Just be sure to make rear aerodynamic adjustments to accompany your new splitter. For example, I will be adjusting my TRD spoiler to give more downforce in the rear once I add the splitter. having your nose grip hard at speed with a loose back end can be bad.


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comicbookguy Jul 29, 11:31pm - #31283 
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WOW thanks for info bro. now i actually know whats its really for. kooool today i learn something new... grin thumbsup

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Pete00 Jul 30, 12:06am - #31284 
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looks good tony! nice touch w/ the TRD plate too thumbsup

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