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Old 07-11-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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ACS T4 Front Splitter

Hey everyone,

I guess I'm in the market for my next modification. My SS is lowered, but the front just looks a bit too high since the bottom of our bumpers are angled upwards. With that being said, a front splitter seems to be the solution. The contrast with IOM would be epic too.

I'm looking at the ACS T4 Front Splitter. Here's the link: http://www.acscomposite.com/store/#!...67&id=17145511

My question to everyone out there that has dealt with this product and/or has knowledge of it, is it functional? Does it provide any downforce?

Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Bumpity bump bump bump
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I think for these types of products if they have a similar shape and angle as the OEM splitters, will provide some amount of down force. Unless you're willing to pay for a wind tunnel test, i doubt you'll ever know for sure.

Obviously GM thought it made a difference. I know Katech did a wind tunnel test for their Corvette splitter, belly pan, and rear spoiler. It made a believer out of me that these things do work.

I just bought the ACS T4. I have to replace an RPI splitter that I cracked. The ACS is made better.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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Great input. Does the space in the middle of the splitter go all the way through or is it sealed off on the back of the splitter underneath the bumper? Hopefully that makes sense.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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Bump to all ACS T4 Front Splitter owners & ACS! I would like to know if the opening goes all the way through creating a passage of air or if it's sealed off by mounting points. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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The T4 is sealed off. They make another model that allows air flow. The T4 is not flat on the across the entire bottom like the 1LE or ZL1 splitter. It does cover the bottom of the fascia all the way to the black rubber seal that runs across the bottom of the SS. But the curved part of the splitter at the leading edge is a single layer of fiberglass. I believe the OEM versions are flat all the way to the tip of the splitter. So they sort of form a cavity at the leading edge of the splitter. Hard to explain, wish I had a picture of mine. I like the OE version better for that reason, just wasn't willing to pay $250 more for a 1LE and still have to get it smoothed and painted.
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