Daniel Clarke wrote on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 05:17 pm:
Ben, would you have to use some kind of flexible sealant around the whole bottom front edge where splitter meets lower lip ?
Don't know. Don't think so. If a little air goes between the two, it doesn't matter as all my coolers share that space. Should be pretty high pressure area in front of the coolers any way.
Yeah, this is a concern. It is pretty strong now, but I'll keep looking at it, playing around until I'm happy.
Dave Cazes wrote on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 09:58 am:
Also watch out for the amount of force that it will take, you may need to make up some new brackets as these take a huge loading, and if you clip ripple strips youll need some re-enforcement too
Nope! I'll work something out. This is one days effort, that started out as a "I wonder if..."
Damien Smith wrote on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 01:26 pm:
Assuming you still have the bumper support
Andrew Meiers wrote on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 06:41 pm:
I would like to know whether it would be worth having a small angle on that lip. Imagine a doubled ply edge under the factory lip to give it a sloping front. Common sense says it would catch more air...
I'm thinking on it. There is a fairly sizeable 'flat' surface between the splitter, and the radiator opening. I was thinking about cutting the bar, the rubber lip, or both. I have a vertex kit in the back yard- maybe I should just repair this and get it on the car. Might be easier. I am kinda liking the 'stock' aspect of the car though.
Adam Brown wrote on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:47 am:
If the front splitter on your race car is made of plywood, you might be a redneck!"
Plywood was once the material of choice for race teams until everything was made of carbon fibre. A lot of them still use a small strip of ply along the front lip as a skid plate. Have a look under some full house, road legal production special track cars. Carbon fibre is expensive to drag along the ground.
Daniel Clarke wrote on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 05:32 pm:
How flamable is plywood though ? Would you also be better off sealing it or covering it in paint or a shiny finish to allow airflow to pass faster over than the porous wood surfaces ?
How flammable is plastic? The factory undertray is made out of it...
The front splitter is painted in auto acrylic paint, mainly as I had some lying around. Nice and shiny.