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Keep up the good work!

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Awesome work. let us know when the exige version is started.

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Awesome work. let us know when the exige version is started.
thanks.you exige guys should twist brads(gokart3) arm a bit.i need an exige to work from.im laying up a test bottom piece today.so this could be used to create the exige splitter from.
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Wow, I have never wanted a part as much as this one. It is the missing link in my Aero package. Great job and happy holidays
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Wow, I have never wanted a part as much as this one. It is the missing link in my Aero package. Great job and happy holidays
i have been meaning to email you.sorry i missed your track day.things have taken far longer than i estimated,anyway i have both a top and bottom to play with now.there are just a few more details to iron out.then im ready for production.
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How many inches does this one stick out past the front bumper? I have a GUT splitter on my Elise and am wondering if i'd still have enough ground clearance with this one as with my current one. I like the looks and functionality of this one MUCH more.
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It was mentioned in the first post.

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To strengthen the weak clam mounting points I would suggest a backer-board made of cf or aluminum. It would span the distance connecting all the mounting points on the clam thus evenly distributing the load and potentially requiring less mounting points. It could additionally be adhered to the clam using epoxy for even more strength.
I was planning to do this if I ever bought the Reverie Elise splitter.

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thanks for your ideas.i plan to place the holes just back from the front edge of the clam.that is the strongest point on the bottom flange of the clam.if i feel it needs a backer of some sort.then i will be including that too.
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[QUOTE=Porcupine;1534760]How many inches does this one stick out past the front bumper? I have a GUT splitter on my Elise and am wondering if i'd still have enough ground clearance with this one as with my current one. I like the looks and functionality of this one MUCH more.[/QUOTE

it sticks out 3 3/8 inch from ether side of the plinth.your not going to have the same ground clearance as your gut splitter.im not sure what angle my plastic ramps are,but i backed almost all the way off them without touching.it was the last inch that it touched a bit.
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I'm interested in the non-carbon version

Do we have prices yet?

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1st light of day pics

here are the first light of day pics.i guess this would be my Christmas present to myself.to finally get some test pieces fit to the car.i have a bottom i laid up to cut into patterns for the removable piece.its all looking really good.the splitter has a pretty mean look down on the ground.enjoy the pics.

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I'm interested in the non-carbon version

Do we have prices yet?
yep.they are in the 1st post.although they may be going up a little.i under estimated the materials cost.here is one more pic.i think the auto re size is messing up my pics.they look fine on my computer.but the posted ones dont look to good.
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What a wonderful work...!

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I do like the looks.

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Great looking part, it looks like it will do the job as well!!! Looking forward to getting one on my car...Have a great holiday
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Kevin: Do you think these would hold up as well as the stock clam if hitting cones at autocross?
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yea i think it might help protect the clam.the splitter portion will be very strong.so cones would just be whacked out of the way.it wouldnt be good to get one underneath the splitter though.that could punch a hole in the bottom.but i dont see that happening though.

i may be asking the first 5 on the list for half deposits.i need to place a materials order and its going to be big $$.

thanks for the complements guys.its been a tough project for sure.

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Thumbs up new years update

the past week has been spent creating joggles and laying out the trim lines.all this work is on the bottom of the slitter.i now have the 1st set of bottom pieces that will be tested on my car.i used wood core on these.i also have nomex core on order.so the next one will get that.i kinda like the wood core.it adds a lot of stiffness to the part.but its about 2 pounds more than the nomex would be.

so all day today has been spent mounting the splitter to my car.locating holes and what not.its all looking really good so far.in the pics you will see i have the front and rear panels connected with celicos.they are a temporary rivet.these will be replaced with countersunk screws.i also have hex head bolts going into the crash structure.they will also be replaced with countersunk screws.

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Great to see the time you are spending to make this part, your commitment to quality will benifit us all...Have a great New Year
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