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AGT Styling Front Splitter

Has anyone purchased a front splitter (Elise 2005) from AGT Styling from Cyprus? I was looking for their carbon fiber one. I have seen it on Ebay for a while but am nervous to pull the trigger. Any info greatly appreciated.

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The link you provided was to Ebay. Here is the link to their corporate site Elise. They look like a stand up organization. I do see that they have a fiberglass version of the splitter too. They don't seem to be a fly-by-night company and I would consider ordering from them directly vs Ebay if the shipping is not too bad. I checked and it would be $8 more direct from the manufacturer and they may even give a discount because there was a place to add a code. I may think about ordering one myself!

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Hey inferno, thanks for the link. I think Iím gonna order from them also. If I do, Iíll let you know how it goes.
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I realized that the poster on Ebay may actually be the factory because they do not have a US distributor. Tell me how yours works out. I am including pictures of the way I mounted my splitter to the car. I used captive fasteners riveted to the clam instead of bolts/nuts. The advantage is that I don't have to remove the bottom pan whenever I want to take the splitter off because I don't have to hold nuts/washers. It also allows quick removal on the side of the street in case you ever need to roll the car up a ramp onto tow truck. This would probably save damage to the splitter.

I first encountered these working on the Space Shuttle but they are standard aircraft items. I got mine off of Ebay I think. I will look it up if you are interested. I don't have any of the small rivets but you can see a washer I used to back up the rivet when I installed the nutplate. I used SS button head bolts to attach it. PM me if you have other questions. Should I document this in a post?
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Hey Inferno,

I'd love it, as I'm sure others would, if you'd be willing to do document it in a post. Personally I'm trying to narrow down what kind of splitter I'll want, and would love to understand your method more!

Thank you in advance!
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I would recommend using plastic bolts to mount your splitter. If you hit a curb or speed bump this will allow the bolts to brake and detached the splitter without damaging your clam.
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And you can use plastic bolts with the captive fasteners as long as you can find the correct size and thread pitch. I will try to put a thread to document the captive fasteners. I found my stash of rivets that go with them so I can show the whole process. Keep me informed if you get one of these splitters, I am in the market for a new one and the price of these seems reasonable....

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Looks like another company took a mold off Reverie's part. I've had two splitters like this, both didn't fit very well on my 2005 Elise. First was from Reverie, and it met it's doom after I took a run into the gravel trap in the keyhole of Mid-Ohio sports car course. The fit is OK, but not perfect. It didn't sit perfectly flush and parallel to the bottom of the front clam.

After I destroyed the one from Reverie, I got a fiberglass one from GRP (much more affordable). Great quality part from GRP, but still had same fitment issues. I'm positive they and others made molds from the Reverie part and sold their own. It looked identical. On the other hand, it looked great despite the less than perfect fitment.

Keep in mind, your results may vary since no two Lotus are the same.

After all this nonsense, I decided to build my own for competition and am really happy I did.

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Hey Countryboyshane, thanks for the tip, any pics of the one you made?
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I bought one. It is carbon fiber on top and fiberglass on the bottom layer. It fit pretty good and they were very good about communication and shipping in a timely manor.
For the price I was pleased with it.
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I figured I would give an update in case anyone was considering this purchase of the front splitter. It looks great, not perfectly fitting up front but unnoticeable when looking at it. The issue I had was underneath as it does not fit flush with the clam and had to be a little creative with the gap, but workable.
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Would you guys care to share any photos of the splitter and it's fitment?
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I too am in the market for a new splitter. The fitment of my splitter was very good until it meet the road killed cat at 50 mph. No I didn't kill the cat I just hit the remains coming out of a curve. Looking for a matte fiberglass splitter to match my Helthel side skirts any suggestions let me know.Curently looking at GRP front lip splitter or Helthel Sport splitter.
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