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Old 07-11-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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I've had my carbon fiber splitter on the car for ONE $#@!*%#! WEEK.

I've been very careful.

Last night I got in a position where I had to traverse a slightly up hill driveway. Creeping at .0001 mph, I heard the splitter touch the drive, so I backed up, and entered from a different entrance.

I'm saying that the "scrape" was barely (and I'm not exaggerating) audible,

Parked the car and inspected the splitter. No scrape marks, but the GD splitter is cracked.

I am PIZZED OFF.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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Yep. You have tone careful. I could not have my splitter as I do if it was not so flat in Florida. I scrap my side skirts on speed bumps and inclines all the time.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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I'm sure that's why the OE part is rubber- - not trying to be a smartass, but why would you put something that low on the car that can't bend? All the carbon fiber pieces I've seen are pretty stiff.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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I've had my carbon fiber splitter on the car for ONE $#@!*%#! WEEK.

I've been very careful.

Last night I got in a position where I had to traverse a slightly up hill driveway. Creeping at .0001 mph, I heard the splitter touch the drive, so I backed up, and entered from a different entrance.

I'm saying that the "scrape" was barely (and I'm not exaggerating) audible,

Parked the car and inspected the splitter. No scrape marks, but the GD splitter is cracked.

I am PIZZED OFF.

Im not sure on gods green earth why anyone would ever purchase with actual money one of these CF splitters you are talking about. Seriously man, did you think that out of the how many corvettes sold, that yours would be one that would never scrape on something??? Sorry, but you will get no mercy from anyone here. We all go through splitters and airdams like we change our oil.

So you learned your lesson. Please dont repeat the lesson again with a new splitter.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #5
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I'm sure that's why the OE part is rubber- - not trying to be a smartass, but why would you put something that low on the car that can't bend? All the carbon fiber pieces I've seen are pretty stiff.

I am not trying to be a smartass either,but what did you expect?
I don't understand why someone would want to make their car undrivable on public roads by adding things like this or lowering them to the point you can't even drive it without destroying something.
Do people with lowered cars have to map out where they go in advance to make sure the roads are smooth and flat with no bumps?
Are looks really that important over driveability?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #6
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Ok...I for one feel bad for you....but gheesh what do you expect?



Those splitters are millimeters off the ground...and what performance improvement did you see?....

You may be pizzed off but.....
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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Im not sure on gods green earth why anyone would ever purchase with actual money one of these CF splitters you are talking about. Seriously man, did you think that out of the how many corvettes sold, that yours would be one that would never scrape on something??? Sorry, but you will get no mercy from anyone here. We all go through splitters and airdams like we change our oil.

So you learned your lesson. Please dont repeat the lesson again with a new splitter.
Oh......... I've learned my lesson. And it will be an expensive one, as I will have to repair the holes in the front fascia, and repaint.
The car sits at stock height, and the rubber spoiler under the chin scrapes all the time, too. Those are fairly inexpensive to replace, but this $#@!(*^ thin, pos part should have a federal warning with it.
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I have a very steep driveway. I also have a splitter and a 1.25" drop on stock bolts. The only way to avoid cracked splitter syndrome is to use this method. I actually get both passenger side tires on the grass before starting my turn. Backing out is the same way... 2 tires in the grass. Same for any speedbumps, inclines of any kind. Take them SIDEWAYS. (And try to avoid road kill. )

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #9
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Sorry about the splitter. That is one reason I never wanted to put one on my car (my car is lowered btw).
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I have a very steep driveway. I also have a splitter and a 1.5" drop on stock bolts. The only way to avoid cracked splitter syndrome is to use this method. I actually get both passenger side tires on the grass before starting my turn. Backing out is the same way... 2 tires in the grass. Same for any speedbumps, inclines of any kind. Take them SIDEWAYS.

Been using this technique for years, too.
The impact that resulted in the crack did not even leave a scrape mark on the splitter. It just popped it, I guess?
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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Been using this technique for years, too.
The impact that resulted in the crack did not even leave a scrape mark on the splitter. It just popped it, I guess?
Yeah, I'm just waiting for the time when I get zapped.

Too bad none of the vendors make a splitter out of the same material that the air dam is made of (polyurethane/plastic?). It may not look quite as good, but the durability would be great.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear your splitter is damaged but I can tell you from experience that you will never have a problem with it if you relocate to sunny warm no snow no ice paradise FL. Where's the bad in that?
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That's why I painted my stock splitter Cyber Gray...
Sorry to hear of your troubles
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Wow I feel for you
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #15
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So much for that "strong" carbon fiber. Or, is it faux?
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Been contemplating putting a splitter on and side skirts for years now, but haven't for this exact reason. $600-700 lessons are not the type I like to learn. Good luck with the repair, and I for one can sympathize with you. I worry about enough stuff everytime I take it out, don't need another.
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I am not trying to be a smartass either,but what did you expect?
I don't understand why someone would want to make their car undrivable on public roads by adding things like this or lowering them to the point you can't even drive it without destroying something.
Do people with lowered cars have to map out where they go in advance to make sure the roads are smooth and flat with no bumps?
Are looks really that important over driveability?
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That's why I painted my stock splitter Cyber Gray...
Sorry to hear of your troubles
Good idea! Stock is fine cheap to replace if you have too!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #19
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CF splitter/side skirts? What do you expect. Also, LOL at those lowering the Car. My GS is stock height/body wise. And, I am constantly watching where I drive.
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I am not trying to be a smartass either,but what did you expect?
I don't understand why someone would want to make their car undrivable on public roads by adding things like this or lowering them to the point you can't even drive it without destroying something.
Do people with lowered cars have to map out where they go in advance to make sure the roads are smooth and flat with no bumps?
No maps, but I do know how to avoid trouble. For example, I will pick a gas station that has a flat entrance vs. one with an inclined apron of some sort. Avoid areas and parking lots with speedbumps; however, those really are not that bad, unless they are abnormally tall. My subframe on my daily driver is 2.5" off the ground, so I suppose I'm accustomed to the driving style. All in all its really not that as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Just have to be more alert. In actuality, even at stock height, I drove the same way.

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Are looks really that important over driveability?
Both are important to me, and as low as I am, there is no compromise in driveablity. You just have to know how to drive a lowered vehicle. I really don't scrape the splitter, and have had no issues other than minor rubbing at the wheel well liners during hard driving in mountains, track, etc.

The most dramatic and aggressive improvement you can make on a C6 is to lower it.
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