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Old 04-13-2019, 05:49 PM
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Default Splitter taped on... Good to drill?

Hey Folks,

I just put on my ZR1 style splitter from EOS (Extreme Online Store). It looks pretty good, and is quality for the price!

However, I am having trouble fitting it exactly right. For now, it is simply taped on with 3M double-sided tape, for I did not want to drill into the bumper without being sure about the fitment. Please note that the sides are hanging down a bit because the tape alone is not that strong!

My concerns:
  • I am not sure if the splitter is sitting too far forward, too far back, or just right. How does it look?
  • I originally centered the splitter with the center air vent, with the vertical bar of the air vent exactly between the middle two drill holes of the splitter. This looked good from the front, but the sides were not even!! So, I moved the splitter so that the sides are roughly even... but now the middle is not centered!
  • Now the splitter is taped on with the front slightly off-center (still looks ok, though), resulting in the sides being even. However, the splitter does not wrap around all the way to the wheel well! Thoughts?

Once I solidify the fitment, I will drill the holes, remove the splitter, remove the tape, and reattach it only with screws.

I am thinking that I should readjust the splitter to be centered on the bumper with the middle two drill holes, and that the side gaps will even out once I tighten everything up with the drill!

Thank you very much!


Not centered with front drill holes, but seems to look ok.



Not centered with front drill holes, but seems to look ok.



Not centered with front drill holes, but seems to look ok.



Not centered with front drill holes, but seems to look ok.



Not centered with front drill holes, but seems to look ok.



My fingers represent where the drill holes are. As you can see, it is not centered. However, if it was centered, the gaps on the side of the car would be uneven.



Not centered with front drill holes, but is roughly even on the sides... although it doesn't fully wrap around.



Not centered with front drill holes, but is roughly even on the sides... although it doesn't fully wrap around.

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Old 04-13-2019, 06:43 PM
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It's not yours till you drill a hole in it!! Looks great, get to putting the screws in! I have same one, i recommend drilling small small pilot holes for your screws so the screws have good bite!!
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:00 PM
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You're asking for opinions and my opinion it doesn't look good period.
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Doesn’t look bad at all
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Originally Posted by saplumr View Post
You're asking for opinions and my opinion it doesn't look good period.
Woops let me clarify:

Does the splitter look centered and on right, save for the drooping sides because of the temporary tape?

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Old 04-13-2019, 07:17 PM
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I think it is sticking too far out in the front.

My car is a GS, so my splitter is made differently from the splitter used on the base C6 ... but maybe you can get an idea from how mine looks where it attaches to the front bumper cover ...





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Originally Posted by Turbo6TA View Post
I think it is sticking too far out in the front.

My car is a GS, so my splitter is made differently from the splitter used on the base C6 ... but maybe you can get an idea from how mine looks where it attaches to the front bumper cover ...




Thank you! Yes, looks like mine is sticking out a bit too much.

That being said, I believe the GS bumper is rather flat on the bottom, where as the standard bumper is somewhat curved in a slight arch.
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It looks like you have it to far forward. I have the same style on my base and you shouldn't be able to see the top of the slitter at all and the sides should be at least even with the wheel wells.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:54 PM
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What type of 3M tape are you using? If it is emblem tape with the red backing, you'll need to use the 3M adhesion promoter. You can find it on ebay. W/O it, the tape will support maybe 10 to 20 pounds but with it, 80. Don't use the tape that far up front either. The screws that come with it will make it snug. I did however have to drill two holes in the sides to bring them in closer to the bumper.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by yellow2007 View Post

What type of 3M tape are you using? If it is emblem tape with the red backing, you'll need to use the 3M adhesion promoter. You can find it on ebay. W/O it, the tape will support maybe 10 to 20 pounds but with it, 80. Don't use the tape that far up front either. The screws that come with it will make it snug. I did however have to drill two holes in the sides to bring them in closer to the bumper.
Thanks so much for the tips!

Yes, it was the tape with red backing. Worked so-so... not that great.

I just ended up measuring each side the best I could with tape with ruler markings and eye-balling it, and started drilling. It looks pretty good! Will post pictures soon.
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Too far forward for sure
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It looks like a plow truck and doesn’t look right
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Looking better now!



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Old 04-19-2019, 11:39 AM
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Looks like a much better fit.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:08 PM
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Yeah definitely much better, should be a pretty smooth line from the body to the top of the splitter. That is the one I want to get to replace my GS splitter.

Did you drill yet? That should snug up the slightly sagging parts on the sides.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SPSandman View Post
Yeah definitely much better, should be a pretty smooth line from the body to the top of the splitter. That is the one I want to get to replace my GS splitter.

Did you drill yet? That should snug up the slightly sagging parts on the sides.
Yes, I drilled!

Beware, though:

The first time I drilled, I used the pre-drilled holes in the splitter and lined the splitter up exactly with the middle of the bumper (measured with ruler). Despite this, the passenger side of the splitter did not fully wrap around all the way to the wheel well. So, I removed the splitter, drilled new holes a half-inch to driver's side (in the splitter, not the bumper!), which shifted the splitter a half-inch to the passenger side.

It seems that either the pre=drilled holes or the splitter itself is just a bit "off" from manufacturing, and might require some adjustment. Because of this mishap I ended up drilling an extra, unused hole in the bumper... but it's covered up - no big deal!

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