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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 07:49:42 PM »
Even a semi-inebriated buddy with a Harbor Freight MIG can take on that one!

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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2018, 02:28:42 PM »
Ok the idea was I wanted the splitter removable,without removing any of the OEM plastic trays and shrouds, bumper mounting points, clips, anything. Got everything mounted, now I'm gonna resin skim the splitter, attach some stainless sheet on the mounting points and coat it in SEM euro trim black.


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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 03:03:45 PM »
That's a cool setup!   I need to build a splitter for my car, I may steal some ideas from that.
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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2018, 10:19:59 PM »
I am going to to something similar, but Iím going to use quick release locking pins to attach the splitter.

I want a full under tray on the car when no splitter is attached like you will have.

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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2018, 09:30:59 AM »
how did this turn out? have you driven it much yet?

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Edit, just saw the pics looks very cool :cheers:
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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2018, 11:13:56 AM »
Nice job
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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2018, 12:18:30 PM »
Thank you, I have driven on it some and with the air dam installed between the splitter and bumper I can feel the understeer over 70mph. I haven't finished because of the non stop rain and freezing temps! That SEM trim coat will fog up easy in the humidity. Car is going to the body shop next Wednesday to have the hardtop skimmed, blocked and painted. Hopefully I'll have the splitter finished by the time it comes back.

Offline iStubz

Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2019, 02:25:57 AM »
Nope go ahead and take all of those out. Just tried this same thing and it ripped every last rivnut out. Flanged side needs to be on top, otherwise nothing stops it from pulling itself down when that splitter gets some downforce over it.
Load needs to be on the bracket, not the splitter. Flip them if you have a thick enough splitter, thatís what I did.

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Re: Riv-nuts, appropriate for a front splitter?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2019, 06:06:58 AM »
Nope go ahead and take all of those out. Just tried this same thing and it ripped every last rivnut out. Flanged side needs to be on top, otherwise nothing stops it from pulling itself down when that splitter gets some downforce over it.
Load needs to be on the bracket, not the splitter. Flip them if you have a thick enough splitter, thatís what I did.

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