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Old 03-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #533
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Are there any plans to produce one for the RS1.0 front end?
Not currently, we do have another, more expensive splitter in the works though. This design may work with the lip kits out there

A few questions I have been asked quite a bit recently:
1) When will you be back in stock? Splitters are currently in production and should be available early April, sorry for not having some on the shelf!

2) Can you install on a drift bar? Yes, you can. I recently did this with a local's FR-S on a drift armor bar. Install came out very clean. I had to get creative with mounting to the crash beam though, I drilled and tapped directly into the bar and mounted the brackets at a downward angle. It's not as straight forward as OEM but it does work. Pictures are below:





And pictures of race splitter/endplates on a rocket bunny:





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And the 2nd time the splitter has saved my front bumper from certain demise. Arizona freeways are rough!
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:32 PM   #534
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Are there any plans to produce one for the RS1.0 front end?
It's possible to do it. Just gotta buy the hardware. It's not going to be flush though. I'm not sure how much longer it is from the Nur Spec lip (mine was about 1-2 inch gap from what I can remember. I changed out the bolts from 25mm(included with the kit) to 60mm or 80mm bolts (still a m6 bolt). You are going to need some spacers (with an ID of 6mm or slightly bigger) to hold the splitter straight and have a stop to the turning of the bolts or else it will keep on turning n turning and eventually make it's way through the splitter.

Here's mine installed with the Nur Spec lip.
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:48 PM   #535
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@VeloxEric thanks again! So, I got this installed about 2 or 3 weeks ago, but haven't been able to get photos up...so here we go!

First off, shipping was great and I received the splitter+hardware undamaged and packaged quite well. Install was very straight forward and the instructions for install are spot on, and you should have no issues with installation. If you do opt for the race upgrade (which I highly recommend) make sure to take your time with alignment/drilling for the holes in the crash bar. It seems more BRZ's have the race upgrade(based on photos anyway, I'm calling you FRS people out!
If you've got the race upgrade, get some photos up!) and because of the front grille, it seems easier to install on a BRZ since the grille is more open. Nonetheless, install wasn't too bad, I just made sure to take my time and measure/test fit 5x and drill once. Having another set of hands would be good for this, but I was able to do this myself.

The splitter itself was cake to install, and this is a highly recommended mod. I had a cf front lip before this, and it looked good, but I wanted something performance oreinted-and the Velox splitter w/race upgrade absolutely checks that box.

Some shots of the mounting points (for the race upgrade-which you should definitely get!!! #becauseracecar). Obviously every car will be a little different, but this gives somewhat of a guideline/approximate where to install/drill.






And, yes, this does work with the foam installed (but I really was thinking about leaving it out, but since it fit on just fine I figured I'd keep it for now. There was ZERO interference with the foam/race upgrade).


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Old 03-26-2016, 05:52 PM   #536
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Without the race upgrade installed:



Racecar status achieved!










Cars and coffee-had about 3 FRS/BRZ owners come up and ask about the splitter-It looks REALLY good installed. Notice my kid staring at his reflection after wiping down the car lol.


Shooting a video for work-this splitter is by far one of my favorite exterior mods!
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:05 AM   #537
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Another more expensive splitter? Any details? Is it bigger? Maybe carbon fiber?
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:43 PM   #538
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Another more expensive splitter? Any details? Is it bigger? Maybe carbon fiber?
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Just finished installing the splitter and I have 2 questions.
1) I tried using the supplied 25mm BHCS and spacers on the rearmost
holes. After putting it thru the washer, splitter and spacer there are 0 threads left to actually screw into the RivNut. Do I have the wrong hardware or am I just doing something wrong?
2) Can the instructions for the Race Splitter Upgrade be fixed. Step 18 says reinstall the plastic underbody piece that was removed in step 6.
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Just finished installing the splitter and I have 2 questions.
1) I tried using the supplied 25mm BHCS and spacers on the rearmost
holes. After putting it thru the washer, splitter and spacer there are 0 threads left to actually screw into the RivNut. Do I have the wrong hardware or am I just doing something wrong?
2) Can the instructions for the Race Splitter Upgrade be fixed. Step 18 says reinstall the plastic underbody piece that was removed in step 6.
1) There should have been (2) longer bolts than the others. They should be 30mm in length instead of 25mm (1/4", which is hard to notice if you're not paying attention).

2) That piece does get re-installed.
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If you left your car stock height--for clearance getting around town--would you still get a aero benefit?

Also would there be any aero cons to doing this? Like lots of drag at highway speed?


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If you left your car stock height--for clearance getting around town--would you still get a aero benefit?

Also would there be any aero cons to doing this? Like lots of drag at highway speed?


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Yes, the splitter was tested in CFD at stock ride height. Yes you would still see an aero benefit.

The splitter is a very low drag cost per downforce generating part. Our race upgrade increases drag slight while the street splitter decreased drag slight according to our CFD data.
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Cool that's good to know.

I love the look of this spoiler but I've been hesitant to actually use one after seeing a video from SmurfinWRX where his entire bumper was ripped off when he ran through standing water with his "street" spoiler.

https://youtu.be/Rv6cXljQiMc

I wonder if the track spoiler with its reinforcement would be immune to something like this?


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Cool that's good to know.

I love the look of this spoiler but I've been hesitant to actually use one after seeing a video from SmurfinWRX where his entire bumper was ripped off when he ran through standing water with his "street" spoiler.

https://youtu.be/Rv6cXljQiMc

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With the street splitter, I would worry about it. With the race upgrade installed, I would say it would be much less likely to result in something like you posted.

I've ran into a semi truck tire and a 4 foot tall bail of hay, both times at 75MPH, and the splitter w/ race upgrade has saved my bumper from certain destruction twice now.



It still broke the grille, but a bit of super glue and it went back together.

I don't know for sure what would happen but if you're worried about this, I would definitely get the race upgrade as it adds significant strength to the splitter and ties it directly into the chassis.
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I've ran into a semi truck tire and a 4 foot tall bail of hay, both times at 75MPH, and the splitter w/ race upgrade has saved my bumper from certain destruction twice now.










I really want one of these now.
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@VeloxEric have you considered making a mustang splitter? Think how improved the hit-vs-kill ratio would be for them.

You'd make a killing! (lol)

But seriously, the race upgrade is definitely worth the cost to upgrade.

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