Well, as always I am a DIY guy. I wanted the APR front and side splitters, but had a HARD time justifying $1700+ for them. I dont care about the carbon. I just wanted more surface area on the bottom of the car to improve negative pressure at high speeds, a pinch of downforce in the front at braking, and a "skid" plate to protect my freshly repaired and painted front clam. I also shaped the fenderwell panels to direct air AROUND the tires to prevent positive pressure under the tire at high speeds. So I said eff it and improved the design and made my own.
Simple really, Cut the designs I like, Cut, trim, and drill the parts to use OEM fasteners and a few extras. Paint and Install. More info in a DIY if you want it.
Main panels are made of 1/4" Alumalite. Its a Plastic comb core material with Aluminum bonded on each side... Very light and durable. And cheap!
Aluminum cut and bent to make the fenderwell panels/mudflaps.
8 Self Tap Screws
2 10mm bolts x40mm and nuts
14 1/8"x3/8" Aluminum Rivets
2 Cans of Krylon Satin Black
2 pieces of 1/4" Threaded rod 10" long
2 1/4" Wingnuts
Several Fender Washers
2 1/4"x1.5" Alanhead Buttonhead Bolts
4 Locking 1/4 Nuts
2 1/2" L-Brakets
Jigsaw and Skillsaw
Machinery to cut and bend sheetmetal
Door Edge Trim to cap edges (Being replaced will update)
Total cost just shy of $250 for all of it.
Id say an overall 7/10 with a good 5/10 fabrication skill.
If anyone is interested I took a lot of pics of the front progress and could make up another DIY just say the word! Its pretty much done, the only change are some Billet Support rods in the front and a new ribber trim for the edge with a matte rubber finish.
Here are the pics from today: Custom Front and Side Elise Splitters | TheChazz.com – DOWNSHIFT-FLOORIT