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DIY Front Splitter with pics :)

#1 User is offline   JPRICE! 

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:18 PM

Me and my friend decided to make a custom splitter for the s2000 since I plan on tracking it as much as I can this summer. Its still a work in progress so tomorrow ill be putting more pictures up, hopefully it will be finished!

Started off with taking the bumper off and tracing the shape of the lip on a big sheet of cardboard and cutting it out. We made the trace 5 inches bigger in the front for the lip of the splitter.
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Next we mocked up the splitter on the car to see how it looks.
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Very happy with how it looked so we went ahead and cut out the splitters shape on "alumalite" which basically is some sort of thick foam core with aluminum in the center which will work out great.
(its black but has some plastic on it that will be taken off when its put on)
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next we started mocking up a frame for the splitter to make it more stable for when the car is tracked.
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welded up!
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Finished up. Prob going to order some support rods for it and maybe trim it back a inch. VERY happy with the finished product. Were prob going to start selling them for this lip and the ap2 :) Ill do a full shoot with thread once I get the rear diffuser in and on the car.
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rods finally on
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:32 PM

Pretty neat! What's the cost so far?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:45 PM

View PostJPRICE!, on 03 May 2011 - 07:36 PM, said:

So far around $120, 4x8 sheet of that stuff was a little over 100 and then whatever the cost of the aluminum for the frame was. Just need to buy the hardware tomorrow and some sort of rubber seal to cap the splitter with. Prob going to do side diffusers as well with the leftovers.


It looks good. Can't wait to see the final products! Keep up the good work :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:38 PM

:iagree:

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:54 PM

Ppprretttyy! i wanna try this :rolleyes:
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:56 AM

so far so good

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:39 AM

Looks similar to mine. Mine is aluminum in a very similar shape with a strong aluminum chassis bolted to the frame. You'll want support rods for the splitter, and you'll generate so much front downforce you'll need a wing in the back to balance it.

With just a splitter you're rear end will be incredible loose at high speed.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:45 PM

I think it sticks out too far. Just sayin. You'll definitely need the support rods at that size.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

Subcribed! It should look great with the side diffusers too.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:05 PM

it looks to big
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:42 PM

Standard true splitters are 5 inches. That is what this one is. We are building a frame which will have rods connect from the closest part of the top of the frame that will go upward back to the radiator support framing wich will act as the support rods but wont be visible if that makes any since haha basically we will be making rods that will be mounted just behind the grill and will go back. Ill get more pics up, with the left over material were going to make side diffusers as well. I also have a rear diffuser shipping out this week so hopefully it will all be balanced.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:43 PM

That front diffuser is going to provide way more downforce than the rear one especially at that size. I don't think it needs to be quite that big to get the affect you're looking for especially on a small car like the s2k.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:59 PM

View Postvasquezgno, on 04 May 2011 - 03:05 PM, said:

it looks to big



that's what she said :LOL: . but seriously, It looks great. subscribing to see end result.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

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That front diffuser is going to provide way more downforce than the rear one especially at that size. I don't think it needs to be quite that big to get the affect you're looking for especially on a small car like the s2k.



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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:39 AM

updated up top :)

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:43 AM

What did you put around the outer edge? Looks like you have a heat gun at work in the one pic.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:11 PM

some stripping from home depot to protect the edge

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:34 AM

would possibly be interested in getting one for an AP2 front, no lip
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:39 PM

turned out great! I'd like to see the one for the OEM AP2 lip.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:11 PM

sticks out a bit far for my taste. makes me think of bubba gump.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:31 PM

I saw this Monday night in person. It is a little large for my taste as well but I will say it's not quite as big when you see it in person compared to pictures.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

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turned out great! I'd like to see the one for the OEM AP2 lip.


Thanks, we are going to make one for the ap2 lip as well. Prob 3 or 4 inch.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

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I saw this Monday night in person. It is a little large for my taste as well but I will say it's not quite as big when you see it in person compared to pictures.


haha youre right! I just looked at the pics I put up after not seeing them for a few days and it looks a lot bigger than it really is, ill get my cam out tomorrow and take some detailed pics of it

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

I'd buy one if it was about 1.5 or 2 inches smaller. Whats the price you ended up at?
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

Too big, but hey, atleast its functional.
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