What can I make a front splitter out of?

To build your splitter, all you need is a piece of 15/32-inch plywood, a pencil and a plumb bob. The plumb bob helps you accurately outline the shape of the front of your car.

How do you increase front downforce?

A small increase in downforce can be had by extending the splitter behind the air dam or nose, and gently curving the trailing edge up to create a short but wide ground effect tunnel. Because a splitter is the lowest point on the car, it is vulnerable to damage from contact.

How thick should a front splitter be?

Although a birch splitter can be made just as light as carbon fiber, it requires a thickness of about 11.5mm.

How much downforce does a splitter create?

If you have followed our advice and made a nice, simple front splitter, you might make 300 pounds of front downforce at 80 mph. Alternatively, with a huge splitter and monster diffusers, all working properly, you might be up to 600 pounds of front downforce. You’ll need a rear wing to match accordingly.

What does a front lip splitter do?

Splitters contribute to the car’s performance by “splitting” the air to reduce lift and increase traction. When a car reaches high speeds, air pressure builds up at the front of the car. The air forced under the car is at a relatively high pressure. The air going over the top of the car is at a relatively low pressure.

What is an Airdam?

Definition of air dam : a device attached to the underside of the front of an automobile to improve stability, aerodynamic performance, and engine cooling by redirecting the flow of air.

Will a rear diffuser work with a flat bottom?

Not to mention, a flat bottom needs to be properly sealed to the chassis above for the diffuser to work properly. Without the right flat bottom, the rear diffuser will not function as effectively, if at all. Rule of thumb for flat bottoms and rear diffusers, without proper testing, be conservative.

Can I design my own diffuser?

You can design your own as well but take care to ensure proper attachment of airflow to the diffuser curve. Being overly aggressive can cause airflow separation, reducing downforce and increasing drag.

What angle should a diffuser start at?

The point the diffuser starts will be the point of lowest air pressure. This is where the car is being “pulled down” from and affects your balance. Keep your angles conservative to reduce the chance of flow separation under the car, which will increase drag. I would say no more than 10 degrees as a starting point.

What is a splitter diffuser and how does it work?

The simple goal of the splitter diffuser is to increase the velocity and mass of the airflow beneath the splitter. More air flowing at faster speeds means an increased low-pressure zone beneath the vehicle.