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    I have some splitter mounts I’m selling

    Figure I’d post this here for the track people.

    I cut out some splitter mounts from scraps of carbon. The holes will be drilled. Does not include hardware and may need a little trimming. They fit between the front crash bar and frame rail.

    I welded a coupler nut to a steel tab which was riveted and bonded. I can provide the coupler nut and do the welding for an additional charge.

    $45 shipped for a pair.

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    this is the finished part that I use.

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    #2
    Very cool. Can you show us a picture of your splitter?

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      #3
      Shows the final mounting...

      The Red Drift ///Machine - NA M3 Forums

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        #4
        Originally posted by OldRanger View Post
        Very cool. Can you show us a picture of your splitter?
        Here is the splitter and mounting

        This is the two outer mounts. Ebay shock and clevis joint ($40) and pins/clips from McMaster Carr

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        Here are the primary mounts. There is a coupler nut welded to a tab which is riveted and bonded to the carbon plate. Then there is an aluminum turnbuckle with a spherical eye at the bottom. Attaches to the splitter using a pin and clip. Might be hard to see but I installed rivet nuts for the M6 bolts.

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        I bonded aluminum T channel to the splitter. Also used a two piece sleeved screw thingie...forget the name. Have to have the thickness spot on though - WITH LOCTITE!!! All of this stuff vibrates a lot so things come loose.

        The pin goes through and voila - splitter is secured!

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        Here's splitter...

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          #5
          Here is the back mount. It is c-channel aluminum. I replaced the OE hardware and bonded an M8 nutset to the backside. The reinforcement plate is carbon so this works really well. While there is load on this point, the splitter is being pushed upwards - the level effect on the front half of the splitter. The OE aluminum plate will also be fine.

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          All of the parts were bought from McMaster Carr or eBay - Spent about $100 on everything.
          Last edited by bigjae46; 02-11-2024, 09:29 AM.

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            #6
            Very cool - thanks for sharing. I read your build thread and quite impressed. Someday - maybe for my car.

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              #7
              Originally posted by bigjae46 View Post
              Here is the back mount. It is c-channel aluminum. I replaced the OE hardware and bonded an M8 nutset to the backside. The reinforcement plate is carbon so this works really well. While there is load on this point, the splitter is being pushed upwards - the level effect on the front half of the splitter. The OE aluminum plate will also be fine.

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              All of the parts were bought from McMaster Carr or eBay - Spent about $100 on everything.
              This is very cool! Did you make that yourself? What's the weight saving?
              2003.5 Titanium Silver / Black 6M/T (Gone)
              2003.5 Carbon Black / Laguna Seca Blue SMG (Dusted)
              2004 Carbon Black / Black SMG converted to 6M/T(Current)

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                #8
                Originally posted by SandeepM3 View Post

                This is very cool! Did you make that yourself? What's the weight saving?
                Made it myself. Saves about 4 lbs but it’s stiffer. That is a lot of layers of carbon. I think I could make it even lighter with added stiffness by using a core material, just haven’t tried yet. I'd also leave more material on the front edge so I could bond the c-channel.

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                  #9
                  Love it! If you do decide to make another one and want to see me that one let know!
                  2003.5 Titanium Silver / Black 6M/T (Gone)
                  2003.5 Carbon Black / Laguna Seca Blue SMG (Dusted)
                  2004 Carbon Black / Black SMG converted to 6M/T(Current)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SandeepM3 View Post
                    Love it! If you do decide to make another one and want to see me that one let know!
                    I'd rather just make a new one for you. The one on the car has endured two major oil leaks. The top side cleans up really well, the bottom which is the textured matte side doesn't.

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