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Old 01-01-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Splitter idea

I'm working on developing a splitter that mounts to the bottom of the Mach 1 chin spoiler. I'm currently calling around for pricing on polyurethane sheets, then I'll create my prototype. Here is a pic of what I'm going for, just instead of brittle carbon fiber, I'm going to use polyurethane. Click image for larger version

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Keep me updated. I'd be interested in one.
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Oh, and is it for the AM one or LMR one? Since they are different sizes.
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Keep me updated. I'd be interested in one.

I sure will!

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Oh, and is it for the AM one or LMR one? Since they are different sizes.

I currently have the AM one, but I might get the LMR one since it's longer.
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I'm wondering how thick it should be. I have the option of .33 inches and .66 inches thick. Pricing may be the biggest factor.
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I'm pretty interested in it too. What sort of gains in down force are you looking at getting with it?
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I'm pretty interested in it too. What sort of gains in down force are you looking at getting with it?

Awesome! I'm not sure about down force gains, but it should help a lot.
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It would definitely help me out on the road course. Do you have a ball park figure on what it would cost yet?
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It would definitely help me out on the road course. Do you have a ball park figure on what it would cost yet?

I'm still at the early stages of finding a reasonably priced polyurethane sheeting vendor, but I should have a better idea by the end of the day or tomorrow.
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Ok cool
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The place was closed today but I'll try back with them tomorrow and then I'll have a better idea of how much it will cost. Just from my research, the metal support rods range from $30-$70 with the $70 ones having a quick release mechanism. They also come in chrome and black, I prefer black myself. Then I would guess all stainless steel hardware would be $10-15 dollars. So I'm really just trying to find the best vendor to get the polyurethane from.
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Ok cool. Are you trying to just order everything and assemble it yourself?
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Splitter idea

Exactly, after I figure out how thick the polyurethane is, I'll get slightly longer bolts to replace my current ones and then I'll have to research the support rods and try to get the best quality for my dollar. I found some black ones for $35 and I may try them first. I haven't made my template yet, but since I currently have the AM chin, I'll mock my prototype off of it.
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Holy crap!
You're branching out into the design and manufacturing of automobile accessories?
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
I'd go with the .33 material, I think.


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Holy crap!
You're branching out into the design and manufacturing of automobile accessories?
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
I'd go with the .33 material, I think.

Ha! Thanks Ron. I'm excited about this. I think I will look into the thinner one, .33" is still pretty thick. I also have control over how hard or soft the polyurethane will be. I figured I'm not the only one who would like a functional splitter for their 99-04 mustang. Here is a carbon fiber version with hardware before installation. Click image for larger version

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Keep me updated I'm interested
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Would you be able to use this without the chin spoiler?
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Keep me updated I'm interested

Will do!

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Would you be able to use this without the chin spoiler?

This particular splitter is designed to mount up with the Mach 1 chin spoiler to get the splitter as low as possible. it could be mounted without the spoiler, but will most likely be too high to function properly(unless you're real low).
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So polyurethane is too expensive to justify, so I've moved on to a marine quality plastic called starboard. It is very strong and UV resistant but the cheapest I've found the size sheet I need is $150 a sheet. ABS plastic is $125 a sheet, but not as UV resistant or impact resistant. I'm still looking for better pricing, but this is where I am right now.
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So polyurethane is too expensive to justify, so I've moved on to a marine quality plastic called starboard. It is very strong and UV resistant but the cheapest I've found the size sheet I need is $150 a sheet. ABS plastic is $125 a sheet, but not as UV resistant or impact resistant. I'm still looking for better pricing, but this is where I am right now.

Make sure it's able to withstand cones hitting it.
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Make sure it's able to withstand cones hitting it.

That's my main criteria, strong enough to hit some cones, but not too stiff to where it's brittle.
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Wow! Petroleum based products have really jumped in price...
So what is the price of that carbon fiber splitter in the picture?
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This size is 6mm think. Or about 1/4"

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1.5mm thick or 1/16"


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3mm or 1/8

This is all black plexiglass, which we all know is very strong and decently light.

The ones that are 24x96 could make several splitters if u use it right.

This is on eplastic.com
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Polycarbonate price

Thanks for the info, but 24" won't be long enough to cover from the bumper to the front wheel well. I can definitely consider it though
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Wow! Petroleum based products have really jumped in price...

So what is the price of that carbon fiber splitter in the picture?

Isn't it ridiculous? The one I'm basing mine on is. $250 for the splitter and $50 for the stabilizer bars. So $300, not including the Mach 1 lip which they sell for $199. The one pictured last is from APR, and that splitter is $350.
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Just an update on my project. I'm getting a little further in my search for reasonably priced HDPE plastic for the splitter. Hopefully I will make some progress on my template tonight.
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Just an update on my project. I'm getting a little further in my search for reasonably priced HDPE plastic for the splitter. Hopefully I will make some progress on my template tonight.

So if and when you do create this splitter, will it be something that you make a "how to" for... Or will you be selling these?
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So if and when you do create this splitter, will it be something that you make a "how to" for... Or will you be selling these?

If I can, I'd like to create full kits with hardware and tension rods included, but once I have a prototype, I can make a how to thread. Right now it makes the most sense to buy enough to make a few splitters since shipping is crazy for sheets as big as I need.
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If I can, I'd like to create full kits with hardware and tension rods included, but once I have a prototype, I can make a how to thread. Right now it makes the most sense to buy enough to make a few splitters since shipping is crazy for sheets as big as I need.

Sounds good. Id love to buy one if the price isn't too astronomically high lol
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Sounds good. Id love to buy one if the price isn't too astronomically high lol

Awesome! I'm only going to create this if I can make it for a reasonable price. I've found some cheaper plastic distributors, but it gets cheaper when you buy in quantity. I'm aiming for $150 for a finished splitter with hardware.
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Awesome! I'm only going to create this if I can make it for a reasonable price. I've found some cheaper plastic distributors, but it gets cheaper when you buy in quantity. I'm aiming for $150 for a finished splitter with hardware.
You should some how try to make it universal between the LMR chin and the AM chin. Something like all the mounting/bolting points are the same but it extends a bit longer, and if its being used with an AM chin then there is a small part already marked off that you trim off, and then it fits.

Something like that would be cool, so anyone can use it. I've been thinking of changing out my chin for an LMR one since its longer. I just like the glossy look of the AM one.
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You should some how try to make it universal between the LMR chin and the AM chin. Something like all the mounting/bolting points are the same but it extends a bit longer, and if its being used with an AM chin then there is a small part already marked off that you trim off, and then it fits.



Something like that would be cool, so anyone can use it. I've been thinking of changing out my chin for an LMR one since its longer. I just like the glossy look of the AM one.

That's a great idea, I'll definitely look into doing that. But since I have the AM one, I'm going to build my prototype to pair up with it. Then I can get an LMR one and work off of it to create a universal splitter. But without the LMR lip, I can't get exact measurements.
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