How To: Air Splitter

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How To: Air Splitter

postby Chrismx5 » 10/24/13 @ 22:00

These cars are becoming more popular in the modified/unfunctional as well as the modified/functional scene.

My car at the moment is hella unfunctional. It's awesome.

However, I do like being able to go out and give it absolute hell.

What says rice like a massive splitter???

I am going to try to do a write up on a DIY front splitter with absolute minimal custom work.

So mostly off the shelf products.
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby phillyb™ » 10/24/13 @ 22:01

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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby slyskiller » 10/24/13 @ 22:07

A DIY air splitter would be cool. I want to add something more to my boring R-package lip without spending lots of money. :thilly:
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby Chrismx5 » 10/24/13 @ 22:09

That's what I was thinking..

I'll draw something up tomorrow. But mounting it to the subframe will probably be one of the better places.
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby slyskiller » 10/24/13 @ 22:14

Yeah. The R-package lip is flimsy and weak. Especially the eBay one I have. :lol:
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby Tom550 » 10/31/13 @ 13:23

Get a big sheet of plywood then mount it.
Interested to see it finished
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby bigx5murf » 10/31/13 @ 13:28

slyskiller wrote:Yeah. The R-package lip is flimsy and weak. Especially the eBay one I have. :lol:


My friend's ebay lip is nearly indestructible. Hit something on highway, dragged half of it 5 miles to my house. Still in one piece, bolted back up, looked fine. Went off at sow, hit hard enough to throw off alignment so much the steering wheel was cocked 45degrees to go straight. Lip still went back to original shape, and bolted back in, with the help of some zip ties.
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby Skinny » 10/31/13 @ 13:40

I thought this was a ''how to'' thread.

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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby vejatabul » 10/31/13 @ 14:46

I built my latest splitter out of aluminum sheet, of the 2024 variety, known well to aircraft engineers, due to it's strength. I made a simple guard out of ABS that is attached to the bottom for those unavoidable times when it manages to scrape on the ground. I have built them entirely out of ABS before.
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby revlimiter » 10/31/13 @ 16:11

I made a cosmetic lip protector splitter years ago. It was pretty simple. Just place your lip on top of some cardboard to create a template. Then transfer that to the splitter material of your choice.
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby HELLAbeefy » 01/19/14 @ 00:03

another diy thread that dont go no wheres... can a mod delete this whole thing please so ppl stop wasting there time and hopes...
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Re: How To: Air Splitter

postby Jeff_Lebre » 10/16/15 @ 12:13

This has literally gone no where....

If you are still looking to make a DIY front splitter, you can do about it 2 ways...

1. make an outline (or a pretend splitter using cardboard), take note of mounting location you would need for support (dont forget turnbuckle mounting areas). Order a Piece on Aluma-Lite ( 6061 Aluminum, its light and super strong (its aircraft grade)). then trace out your aluminum and use a bandsaw ( you can buy these at homedepot or lowes, and make sure you get a blade to cut metal!!!!)

2. if you like 3D or 2D solid modeling, there is program that is connected to a website that when you are done your solid modeling, you can choose material and the company will CNC your part and they will ship it to your front door. ( its a little pricey to do this this way, but the machining is done to what ever tolerances you choose, so itll be high quality)..


If you have dimensions, post them here (picture prease) and maybe ill get to the modeling.. :tits:

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