Friday, December 30, 2011

Today has been about splitters..

 I need a front splitter. If you take a look at the front of my car on the track its higher then the front. That rear wing is working overtime and the bottom defuser. Voltex makes great quality parts.  Problem is that its too good. And its throwing off the balance of my car.

So I started to look into whats going to work.  APR makes a front splitter but it doesnt work with my Zero/sports front bumper.  Now I could trace an outline and send it off to them  But thats $800 to start and at least a few weeks out.

I turned to the internet to see what the world wide web had to offer. There are three types of materials I can use that will hold up.
With each type there are sub types depending on how much money you are willing to throw down. I'm not the richest guy in the world. So I have started looking at Carbon Fiber with a Honeycomb internal core, Plastic which is like that 1.5 inch cutting board type plastic.  Then there is Alumilite which is aluminum. Same stuff street signs are made out of for the most part.

So far have it narrowed down to Carbon or the Plastic. Plastic is the best choice. We have all used this stuff for cutting up this in the kitchen. So I know it will take hits at the track.  Motorcycle racers use the stuff also for knee sliders. So its the most durable.  Carbon, Well it will look trick.  But a few rocks later and its toast.  
The carbon will be good when it comes time to weigh it all. You can't beat the savings when it comes to down force and weight. I guess I should just order up the Carbon and make 2 extras.  But then again.. If you go off the track and destroy a carbon splitter, You more then likely have other problems to sort out.

I'm going to spend the next few days pricing the stuff.  I still have other things to tend to before the 14th anyways.

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