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Old 07-17-2015, 09:33 AM
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Default Front splitter scraping lowered C7

Full slam/stock bolts...unpainted GM poverty splitter.
4.5" center clearance...4" on trailing edges
I'm now used to the sound of occasional scraping...GM splitter flexes enough to avoid critical damage. Scraping occurs on steeper entrance approaches/departures. I use a dremel to shave the scaped bottom edge.
I've seen numerous/costly/rigid C7 splitters ruined by impact damage with finishes compromised by scraping/road grit.
Be aware that any splitter will eventually sustain damage.





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Old 07-17-2015, 09:36 AM
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:39 AM
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Beautiful car! I am on this forum often, and I have never seen that ride before- anymore pics?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:43 AM
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Beautiful car! I'm on this forum often, and have never seen that ride before- anymore pics?
Did your ignore option quit workin'?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:47 AM
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Did your ignore option quit workin'?
No - you are not that bad.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by C7Jake View Post
Full slam/stock bolts...unpainted GM poverty splitter.
4.5" center ground clearance...4" on trailing edges
I'm used to the sound of occasional scraping...GM splitter flexes enough to avoid critical damage. Scraping occurs on steeper entrance approaches/departures. I use a dremel to shave the scaped bottom edge.
I've seen many costly rigid C7 splitters ruined by critical impact damage & finishes compromised by scraping/road grit.




My C6 scraped all the time, I had to replace my air dam, it was so bad. The C7, as it arrived from the factory, isn't bad but still will scrape occasionally. Boils down to; like the lowered look and scrape away or raise the suspension (factory recommended height) and enjoy the ride. I am enjoying the ride, that is what I bought the car for.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:30 AM
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Beautiful car! I am on this forum often, and I have never seen that ride before- anymore pics?
Now you did it.....
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:00 AM
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"I thought of another random topic to post pics of my car, oh and none of the pics have anything to do with my thread topic!!!"
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by TennisFreak View Post
"I thought of another random topic to post pics of my car, oh and none of the pics have anything to do with my thread topic!!!"
It's okay to use this:

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Old 07-17-2015, 11:11 AM
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What's with those chrome/silver plate screws?

I vote red to match the lug nuts.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:18 AM
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What's with those chrome plate screws?
polished SS Phillips truss head #14x3/4...match the exhaust tips
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:47 AM
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I have a 15 z06/07 with stage 3 aero and have not had it lowered.

I have been driving the new generations since the c4...

Over 4000 miles on new z and zero scrapes. Just lots of thinking ahead...

And if there is justice in this world my smug attitude with be quickly rebuffed with a full on splitter catastrophe this weekend....; )

Btw in Canada these things are so rare your would never hear anyone say the wheel gaps are too big. They are too focused on the sweetness of the car itself.

It is like meeting Kate Upton in a bikini and noting the colour of her sandals...
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
Over 4k on Z06 & zero scrapes.
When ya least expect it
OEM carbon fiber = $$$$
Z06 at the dealer 2 weeks ago with left side CFV splitter/skirt damage...unrepairable
Dude nailed a chunk of truck tire on the 401

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Old 07-17-2015, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by C7Jake View Post
When ya least expect it
OEM carbon fiber = very expensive.
Absolutely love your car Jake! My goalie school is in windsor in a few weeks at WFCU centre so maybe I can meet you and see the beaut in person...

I have a couple more stage 1 splitters when a raccoon or speed bump finally KOs my stage 3....
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Originally Posted by 2HD's2vettes View Post
Beautiful car! I am on this forum often, and I have never seen that ride before- anymore pics?
Nor have I...
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:01 PM
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You've got to learn to take steep drives, dips and speed bumps on an angle to avoid scraping.

I've had an exposed CF splitter on my GS for a couple of years now, and also installed one on the wife's Stingray as soon as we got it home last year. Angles will keep them intact and avoid having to replace them often, especially when the car is slammed.

The C7 looks great!
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:16 PM
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So, you lowered your car(which is already low enough) and now your splitter scrapes. Oh my. Duh.
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
Absolutely love your car Jake! My goalie school is at WFCU so maybe I can meet you and see the beaut in person.
That'd be cool...ya bringin' the Z?
We'll get some pics.

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Old 07-17-2015, 12:19 PM
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Where do you get those caps? I love them.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:24 PM
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Where do you get those caps? I love them.
$20 shipped from Ukraine...custom made C7R Jake
http://3dcarstickers.com/


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