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New APR Splitter Installed ( Finally ! )

Well, after sucking up their Memorial Day Special at $ 300.00...... I FINALLY installed it today......best of all, it WORKS ! Noticeable downforce increase between 80-110 mph....it doesn't feel light anymore. Pics:
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Very nice I need one of those, from where did you get it?

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Very nice I need one of those, from where did you get it?
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Installation took about 3 hours.....and I was fortunate enough to have a lift available to make it easier. Most of that time was spent making sure I drilled in the correct places....( the 'ol measure 10 times, cut once thing )....

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John, That looks great.

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John, That looks great.
Thanks Ralph....you comin to the Battle of the Brits on Sunday ?
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Not Sure. Are you going to enter your car in the show?

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Oooo, I need one of those!

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Thank you sir, did you drill the holes in alignment with the bolts that hold the front bottom cover to the front clam, or did you drill new holes? That is the cleanest splitter I've seen on an Elise..

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Very nice install, was it a custom order? I did not see an Elise splitter listed on the site.
Looks great, great price.

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Wow, that looks great John! I may have to slide by on Sunday to see it in person.

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it looks great John. I am looking forward to seeing in in person tomorrow.

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Nice work...did you mount it directly to the clam? Apr did my install and they recommended mountingit onto a spoiler for a flat surface. So mine is on a Gut spoiler whereas others have used the forcedfed spoler for a flat surface.

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Ok..more details.... I did the install....APR provides NO installation instructions; so I'll try & be as thorough as I can. I made an exact cardboard template and blue taped it on to find out where I wanted to drill....I used the 3 existing bolts under the front clam ( although I got longer ones --they're 80 pitch metric ) then drilled one hole on each side of the END of the curve on either side of the plinth and one hole on each side of the bottom of the clam in front of the tires. Got 1/4 inch by 1 inch stainless steel bolts, washers ( 2 per bolt; one finish washer for the outside and one flat washer for the inside ) and stainless steel NYLOC nuts. Using a scratch awl; just kind of eyeball where you want to put the bolts and put a holes in the cardboard template. Transfer the marks on to the splitter and ( I used ) a titanium step drill to drill it. DRY FIT the splitter using the 3 existing bolts in the center of the clam and duct tape either side to the body BEFORE you drill the last 4 holes in the clam ! After you're done drilling those 4 holes and are SURE everything lines up, squirt a LIBERAL amount of black 100 % Silicone onto the bottom of the clam on both sides AND in between the clam & the front aluminum piece ( to eliminate rattles ) and working ( fairly quickly ) tighten everything up. The 2 front bolts are a PITA !.... you need to take the front grill out and ( if you have small hands ) you can fit your hand in there to put the washer/nut on the bolt. HINT: ( this will save YOU a lot of hassle )...put a piece of double sided tape on your finger and the washer on the other side of the tape to get it on the bolt--same for the nut. and GOOD LUCK... took me about 3 hours total ON a lift...and that included running to the hardware store for the longer 80 pitch bolts.
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Very nice install, was it a custom order? I did not see an Elise splitter listed on the site.
Looks great, great price.
Don't know why they don't have Lotus listed..... You have to call them to order it, but they DO make them and I had mine within a week.

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Thank you sir, did you drill the holes in alignment with the bolts that hold the front bottom cover to the front clam, or did you drill new holes? That is the cleanest splitter I've seen on an Elise..
It IS the nicest splitter I've seen for the Elise also. I ( don't kill me here ) was looking for just a FLAT splitter similar to the NASCAR splitter....Just because I liked them. I opted NOT to put the stainless steel rods on it, I think they look tacky. But it is very solid, and as I said between 80-110 mph the front end seems very planted now whereas it was light before.

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ONE thing I would've done differently: I would suggest getting some kind of plastic spacer to put on the 3 existing screws so the splitter tightens up against the middle of the clam.

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Fantastic - I've been looking for something like this.

Do you have a part number from APR ?

What wing are you using in the rear to balance the downforce?

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Fantastic - I've been looking for something like this.

Do you have a part number from APR ?

What wing are you using in the rear to balance the downforce?

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No part number....but just call them and tell them what you have....it's no problem. I'm not an expert, but the downforce seems to be equal front/back now. The front end USED to get very light at higher speeds....it doesn't now.

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