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I purchased one a few weeks back, but haven't installed. I'll let my mechanic figure out the install points, but doesn't look too complicated.

I did a quick dry fit and it looked right on. I would have preferred to get one off the forum, but didn't feel like waiting two months for the next batch.
 

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It looks like it should install like mine (lowtush sourced). I used stainless 1/4"x20 x 1" bolts and nylock nuts, with 2 stainless "fender" washers per bolt, 4 bolts, and I also shot a pop rivet on the end tips into the fender glass.
 

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Agreed - I'm just not sure I want CF. I think I'd prefer painted to match fiberglass - just haven't found one yet.
 

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Agreed - I'm just not sure I want CF. I think I'd prefer painted to match fiberglass - just haven't found one yet.
The same ebay seller who makes this in carbon also makes it in fiberglass. It's also about $100 less expensive. Just contact him.
 

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Doesn't come with hardware - just wondering how the fit and finish was and if installing it is any problem - and how you might have installed it.

Lotus Elise 02 09 Vacuum Formed Carbon Fiber Front Lip | eBay
I bought and installed one last year. Got the CF one and it's very nice. Fitment is great. I went for the 2 X 2 twill to match the rest of my CF stuff.

Now, I had the advantage of this being a more or less exact replacement for a cf-over-fiberglass one that looked very similar. I drilled a couple more holes in the very front of the clam (underside); but I was able to re-use most of the other holes, which held the splitter on very securely. I bought all new hardware, though. One of the keys was using large, fender washers. I used those both under the splitter (on the bottom of the splitter) and on top of the clam. I used fender washers followed by smaller washers followed by the bolts. Along with the nuts, I used lock washers. I guess you can use nuts with nylon in them; but I used regular lock washers.

Even though I had pre-existing holes in the clam and even though I was able to mark the splitter through the holes with a Sharpie so that I knew exactly where to drill, I still had to make some holes a tad larger (I did this on the splitter and not on the clam) so that I had some wiggle room to move the splitter around slightly to get the best fitment before tightening everything down.

I've hit over 120 MPH multiple times on the track and there's been no sign of it coming off or breaking. I'm also running with the splitter "extensions" underneath on the left and right sides.
 

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I got one that is just fiberglass, I cracked it hitting heavy objects on the road, and curbs.. But repaired to new specs each time. :p I think its nice and durable fitment is great shipping took 3 days ez.
 

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Big question is: does doing a splitter with no rear wing create drag and downforce? I want my car as "slippery" as possible and I'm concerned that the splitter will make my back end squirrelly if I don't add a wing (which I don't want). It looks fantastic though, so if you could lie to me and tell me it changes nothing, then I'll buy you some cake. Or wine. Or a cake/wine smoothy.
 

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Big question is: does doing a splitter with no rear wing create drag and downforce? I wasn't my car as "slippery" as possible and I'm concerned that the splitter will make my back end squirrelly if I don't add a wing (which I don't want). It looks fantastic though, so if you could lie to me and tell me it changes nothing, then I'll buy you some cake. Or wine. Or a cake/wine smoothy.
I wasn't my car as "slippery" as possible...
You mean "want," I take it.

I don't have a wing; but I've got a Reverie 3-element diffuser on my Elise. I don't know if the setup slows the car (I've hit 130 with the stock NA engine); but the car, at least to me, seems nice and stable down the faster straights even in the wet both on the gas and on the brake. Again, I'm also running with the front splitter left and right "extensions." Is this whole thing so stable that I could go down the straight with hard, plastic tires? Don't want to know. I'm running with R888's.
 

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Thanks all....I found the fiberglass version from the guy and ordered it - only $230 vs $375 (+$60 shipping). Don't think I could do better than that.
 

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I have personal test experience with splitter v. no splitter under identical conditions. That is, after picking the car up at the dealer for the new motor (damn oil line fittings,) they didn't put the splitter on very well and it came off at about 70MPH on the interstate. The car was noticeably less stable in a cross wind than with the splitter on. I left that one on the side of the road somewhere west of St. Louis. After I ran it over, the Lexus ran it over and who knows what else. I didn't bother with risking my life trying to retrieve the bits from the middle of the interstate and bought another, secured as I mentioned with nyloc 1/4" x 20 instead of the sheet metal screws that were on there from a previous owner's install.
 

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